Thanks so much for the kind words everyone, it's been a very strange and sad couple of days to say the least.
George was our last ferret, and I had be trying to prepare myself for this since the passing of our old man Lester a couple of years ago, but I really wasn't ready for how quiet and empty the house would be.
Once we've taken some time to heal i know we'll be putting some thought into if or when we want to bring more of these sweet little critters into our life. They've been the most amazing pets but the years of tragic health issues have really taken a toll on us.
You can never really prepare for the loss of a pet. I get what you are saying about considering getting another ferret in the future. I was the same way when I had my mischief of rats. They live even shorter lives. Losing each and every one was painful. Our pets impact our lives so deeply. Know that you did everything you could and gave your sweet ferrets all the love and care they truly deserved. You will know if and when the right time will be. Hugs