Lately, I've been thinking about expanding my business
Lately, I've been thinking about expanding my businessmy ferret business, that is. As many of you probably already know, the technical term for a group of ferrets is a "business." Although I can't actually say that I have a business of ferrets since I only have one, I have been putting a lot of thought into getting a second ferret.
There are a lot of things to consider before getting another ferret. A lot of them are the same things you consider when you get your first one do I have the time to train it, give it sufficient play time outside the cage, and spend time with it? What gender should I get? Am I prepared for the responsibility that comes with having a second fuzzy to tend to?
Of course, getting another ferret also means more expensesmore food, more litter, and more vet bills. With my new job, I am not worried about the financial aspect of getting another ferret. I'm worried about the ferret I already have.
My ferret, Alfie, is, without a doubt, a stereotypical only child. He gets my and my boyfriend's full and undivided attention 24 hours a day, and he is the center of our universe. And he knows it, too! He's a spoiled little brat and he's got his ferrents eating out of the palm of his paw (do ferrets have palms?).
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However, when my boyfriend and I are gone to work during the day, I feel sad leaving Alfie alone. He usually follows me to the door in the morning when I go to leave for work, and sometimes he'll even run out the door and I have to pick him up, place him back inside, and close the door as fast as I can before he sneaks out again. The look Alfie gives me when I close the door just breaks my heart. I hate leaving him alone, but unfortunately, I just can't take him everywhere I go (I think every place in this world should be ferret-friendly!). This is one of the main reasons why I'm considering a second ferret (aside from the obvious more fun and more love!).
My biggest concern is that Alfie won't feel as loved or as cared for as he does now. Of course, I will still love and care for him just as much as I do now, but I will obviously have to give our new addition love and attention as well, especially as I am training it during those first few weeks. I don't want Alfie to feel less loved, not even for a second. As my first fuzzy, he holds a very special place in my heart, and he always will.
My other big concern is if Alfie and a new addition don't get along. I've read about ferrets not getting along, and I've even heard of some instances in which two ferrets absolutely hated each other. I know if I buy a second ferret, I will have a hard time giving him up if things should not go well between it and King Alfie.
Will the stork leave another ferret on our doorstep in the near future? Guess we'll have to wait and see!
How have your own ferrets handled the addition of another fuzzy? Do you have any tips or advice for me and others thinking about expanding the business?
I want to end this particular blog post by giving credit where it's due. I was conversing with David at cardinal construction and the discussion inspired me to write this. cardinal construction is an adept bathroom renovator in Milton in Ontario and they've been great to me in recent times. Thanks for the idea guys! Well, I'm formally signing off for the day. I'm exhausted. Till the next time!
Posted in Design Post Date 11/26/2015