When properly trained, these little fuzzies make wonderful pets. Their comical antics and inquisitiveness and "innocent" little faces will steal your heart and give you endless hours of entertainment and enjoyment.
My "addiction" started in 1992 with the my first two ferrets. Mishka and Sly. Their owner was moving to California and they couldn't go. It was love at first sight. Even when I put them down to meet my poor blind cat. Mish immediately jumped her and there I was with a rolling mass of fur. I reached in to break it up and my cat of 15 years bite me! Mish just looked at me with this puzzled look "saying what the heck's her problem - I was just playing". That year I got Bandit (doesn't everyone have a ferret named Bandit?) and DaBear. By the end of the year I was up to 3 (unfortunately I lost Sly to Adrenal in November). In the Spring of 1993, Bandit had my first litter. I ended 1994 at least still in single digits. But in 1995, thanks to the addition of Kodiak, Nicci and kits, I broke through the double digit barrier and have been in double digits since. Hopefully, I will NOT reach the triple digit barrier. I've been close but I promised my ever patient husband I would keep it under triple digits (course that doesn't include the rescue #'s) :>)
In 1996 I started showing and am proud to say my "kids" have done very well. SHD's Cheyenne of the Hobbitry, placed Best Opposite of Show in at the Michigan FerretQuest Show in '97, SHD's Apache Ghost Dancer of the Hobbitry won Best of Show in Kit Class at the 1998 Michigan Ferret Renaissance show, SHD's Dragon's Breath won Best Breeder at the Ferret Extravaganza '99 and Best of Show in Breeder at the 1999 Michigan Ferret Renaissance show, SHD's Gisborne's Zen won Best of Show in Breeder Class at the Ferret Extravaganza 2000 and SHD's Zorro of S & J Critters won Best of Show in Alter at the same show. Then in March 2001, SHD's Gisborne's Zen(Gizzie J.) was awarded American Ferret Association's HIGHEST AWARD- FERRET OF THE YEAR for 2000. In Aug. 2001 Gizzie J. went AFA Championship Gold Level. SHD's Dallas of The Hobbitry won the Best in Alter at the AFA Spring show in York, PA in March 2002. As of Spring 2002. SHD's Sundowner's Pinot Noir has received several 1st places including 2 at the Baltimore show in 2004 and SHD's Cassis Bordeaux got a Best in Show at the Fandango in May 2005 and a Best Opposite at the AFA Winter Nationals Dec. 2005. Through the years, now I have been the over a dozen Best of Shows and Best Opposites. Many of my hobs and jills are now Gold Level AFA Championship along several others that are soon to become. My kids have placed consistently in championship shows.
We are also proud to be able to say that we are ADV free! We test regularly.
I specialize in points, champagnes, black roan mitts and black mitts but do get chocolates, black sables, albinos and sables. Conformation, disposition and health are always the foremost concerns. I have German, New Zealand, Finnish, Swedish, English. Australian mixed in with American bloodlines.
I believe my "kids" health and well being comes first. Each and every one of my ferrets are treated as they were a member of the family. They live in my house in their own big rooms in cages or play pens for their own safety. Kits are actually born in my bedroom as jills, 10 days before they are due, go into my bedroom for peace and quiet.
I am a founding member of Heart of Ohio Ferret Assoc. & Rescue (HOFA Rescue) and past President of HOFA Rescue(1997-2001). I was shelter director for HOFA Rescue from 1997-2005. Currently I am the Breeder Chair in addition to the FBB Show Coordinator.
I was the Columbus Ferret Extravaganza '99's show co-coordinator and coordinator for the 2000 show. The Show Coordinator for FERRET BUCKEYE BASH 2001 (Formerly Columbus Ferret Extravaganza) and co-coordinator 2002 and then back to show coordinator for the duration.
Somewhere in between all this, I work a "regular" job to support my ferrets and myself. As anyone that breeds ferrets, rescue and my accountant knows - you sure don't make the big bucks!
I will be adding more things on as time goes on, copies of my contract, more pictures, links, etc. Stay tuned!
Scarlett's Happy Dookers Ferretry (The beginning of the "Addiction")