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little Dooks, laughing eyed sprite,
I miss you,
oh I miss you so tonight.
ball curled up tight inside my shirt
Next to my
hip, yawn and stretch, then jump, hop, and
twist and burrow amidst
laundry, smiling wide,
invitation to joy. Gung ho, never coy,
otter-swimming the summer grass, scattering snow in great excited
submarine, no heap of leaves too tall
deep for your 3” height, no rainy daynot
brightened by your shining
thing, momma’s little girl, giggly-chuckly
flying squirrel, house mover, cracker
If only I
could have you back, before grief,
again? But all the king’s men couldn’t
whole; in the end
heart could not keep pace with your outsized soul, and I had
let you go.
I know you know, even though
there has to
be this time apart, I live
tickle-whiskered elfin face and fairy feetstill
dancing in my heart.
I'm often asked, why ferrets? To all the people who've ever asked me that, this is my reply:
It's the dook,
The war dance,
And the playful nibbles.
It's the mess,
Digging the litter,
And spreading the kibble.
It's the naps,
The sleepy face,
And the quiet moments together.
It's chasing a ball,
And playing outside in all kinds of weather.
I love ferrets in so many ways, there is no way to answer the question 'why ferrets?' because when you ask me that, it's clear that you've never met my babies.
Inside the Eyes of Moonlight
Author:Monika and Moonlight(friend ferret)
You climbed onto my shoulder
You held on for my life
You would help me if a boulder came crashing down
Some people are scared of this creature
But when I look into his eyes
I see no evil spirits just the pit of the night
He sleeps like an angel
Looks like a holy god
He is one of Jesus' creations to cherish forever
They will be your new friend forever
Until the ends of the earth
There are no words to express my feelings
Thank you Moonlight for all the things you have done for me
FERRETS ARE GORGEOUS
For gently showing the way when confused
I know what you feel and know what you say
But I cant compare to the glisten in your eyes
They have wet noses that glimmer in the sunlight and glisten in the moonlight
Their fur is as soft as a silkworm's body and as slick as an empty lake
Their eyes go on forever and ever and ever
Why, I must say a ferret is a gorgeous creature
ODE TO BANDIT
Author: Michelle Huston
You war-danced your way
Straight into my heart;
Forever, I knew you would stay.
Through pooping and nipping
You kept your allure;
Mischievous was always your way.
You showed me your love
When you flipped upside down
And fell right to sleep in my arms.
With every new day
You kept me amused;