GCFA Blog

Jul 13

Meet the ferrets on July 20th!

Meet the ferrets on July 20th!

Jul 10

le-coffee-bean:

Calvin after his shower

Too cute!

le-coffee-bean:

Calvin after his shower

Too cute!

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Jul 09

ohyoucleverthing said: Hi, I just got my first ferret and I was hoping you could answer a question for me. I don't think he knows how to drink out of his water bottle and I've put his mouth on it a couple of times. Will he eventually figure it out? I've been giving him soaked kibble to make sure he gets enough water.

thelifeofmyferrets:

I don’t like bottles because they never get enough water out of them.  If you watch you see that it is hard to get water out. By the time they are at the bottle they are already thirsty.

Isn’t it annoying when you are dying for a drink but you can’t get water??

A lock on bowl of water is better. Some people don’t like a bowl of water because the ferret will make a mess, snorkeling, and taking a bath. But it is way easier to clean. It is a win win for both of you guys.

I had Charlie and Tilly on a bottle when I first got them. I had a hard time getting them to drink and switched to the bowl.

You can try putting out a dish of water and see if he drinks out of it. Just keep it supervised because most ferrets will play in it.

Making sure he is hydrated is great especially during the summer.

Good job on soaking his kibble.

Even though, I have the bowl out, sometimes I put water on their food when it is hotter.

Any input from my lovely followers?

Jul 06

(Source: morganmenzel)

the-book-ferret:

Here’s a classy shot of my boys being cool yesterday.

the-book-ferret:

Here’s a classy shot of my boys being cool yesterday.

(via cannonball-the-ferret)

Jul 05

I think I’m a little obsessed…

eternallyawkwardme:

I’ve been looking at ferret forums, information, products, ect. for… About 3 hours straight? And that’s just today.
Even though I won’t be able to get a ferret for some time to come - definitely not within 2014 - I don’t think you can ever know too much. Of course, theoretical knowledge can only go so far, but I just REALLY want a ferret someday…

Keep researching!  You can also check out our FB page to connect with other ferret fanatics.

(Source: evanescenceofserenity)

Jul 04

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Jul 03

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Jul 02

Volunteer for the GFSOE & Save Fuzzies!

The Greatest Ferret Show On Earth is looking for Volunteers! The show is on October 11, 2014 at the Kane County Fairgrounds. The website is http://greatestferretshowonearth.info. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Form.

We are looking especially for the Friday Set-Up Crew, Saturday Take-Down Crew, Stewards, GCFA Info Table, Registration Table, General Admissions Table, Raffle Table, a General Photographer, a Winner’s Photographer, Photo Contest Supervisor, Costume Contest Supervisor, Silent Auction/Wine Raffle Supervisor, Raffle Ticket Sales, and GCFA Sales Table.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: RobinP.GFSOE@gmail.com, Show Volunteer Coordinator.

"The Greatest Ferret Show On Earth #26 planning is in full swing!  We are excited to announce we have changed locations and this year’s show will be at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on October 11th, 2014.  For information on showing your ferrets, requirements for all ferrets to enter the show hall, vending, volunteering, sponsoring and advertising, please click on the show link and check out our registration tab.  Have questions?  Check out our Contact tab!

Please show your support by attending, donating your time and/or through event participation.  We are in need of vendors and class sponsors to register a.s.a.p. to make this show a huge success for the shelter ferrets!”

"The Greatest Ferret Show On Earth #26 planning is in full swing!  We are excited to announce we have changed locations and this year’s show will be at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on October 11th, 2014.  For information on showing your ferrets, requirements for all ferrets to enter the show hall, vending, volunteering, sponsoring and advertising, please click on the show link and check out our registration tab.  Have questions?  Check out our Contact tab!

Please show your support by attending, donating your time and/or through event participation.  We are in need of vendors and class sponsors to register a.s.a.p. to make this show a huge success for the shelter ferrets!”

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4th Annual GCFA Participation in Lyons 4th of July Parade

The GCFA is again going to participate in the Lyons 4th of July parade!  The parade kicks off at 1:00 and we usually line up to decorate the vehicle at12:30.

We would love to have lots of people walking in the parade to represent the Greater Chicago Ferret Association’s shelter in our community.  This will be our fourth year to participate in the parade.  We will need to watch the temperature. If it is going to be above 80 degrees, I would not recommend that you bring your ferrets, but that is up to you. We will have an air conditioned van to keep ferrets cool, when they are not being GCFA ambassadors for the GCFA. Wear you GCFA t-shirts and support the shelter!!!!

If you are interested in being part of the festivities, please email Norine Barnes!!!  

 

Mar 26

shirikcosplay:

Although there is no point choosing a ferret based on colour.

Fizzgig 8 weeks

Fizzgig 8 months

Fizzgig 4yrs
He’s almost a DEW now. 

shirikcosplay:

Although there is no point choosing a ferret based on colour.

Fizzgig 8 weeks

Fizzgig 8 months

Fizzgig 4yrs

He’s almost a DEW now. 

(Source: lalaloveables, via fizzieferret)