A Ferrentine’s Day to Remember - Online Pampered Chef Event
You are invited to the GCFA’s online Pampered Chef event. Come peruse for free!
Benefits the Greater Chicago Ferret Association a 501c3 certified Not-For-Profit
Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by adding some cookery to our kitchens and raise some “dough” for the shelter ferrets! Do you like cooking or know someone who does? Looking for simpler ways to make yummy things? Need easier storage ideas for your batches of ferret soupies? Or maybe you just tend to ruin the average cookware with use?
During the event our Pampered Chef Consultant will introduce different products and recipes and provide instructions on how to accomplish them. The ferrets challenge you to find at least one item to add to your cooking arsenal and use it to honor your honeys on Valentine’s Day!
Please share the event (links in the dates) with friends, family and co-workers—every purchase helps the ferrets in the shelter.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — South Florida pet owners are being warned of an exotic disease outbreak among ferrets.
Pez Head syndrome - A deaf ferret tends to flip their head upside down while being held.
Interesting, this is something we’ve noticed too. Also, another trait that has been noted by our staff, deaf ferrets often have a white stripe down their head. Not 100%, but often.
Welcome New Members!
Now that the shelter is open for adoptions again, we will be seeing some new members! Feel free to browse our blog by clicking on the links in your “Under the Couch” weekly update from the GCFA!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
1:00PM – 6:00PM
Huge Raffle, Ferrety Games, Sales Items
Pot Luck Lunch, Refreshments and Great Ferret People!
We, the GCFA, cordially invite every one and every ferret to help us celebrate this glorious season at our annual GCFA Holiday Party. Our holiday party is a celebration and a thank you to each one of you for your generous help and support throughout the year.
Your generosity was especially appreciated this year during the sorrowful time of the distemper outbreak at the shelter. We experienced profound heartbreak, but we were thankful for the ferrets that survived the horrible distemper virus. As a reminder, ferrets are always welcome at the holiday party, but they must be current on distemper vaccine.
The holiday party will be held from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm at 320 E. Wildwood, Villa Park, IL in the Community Recreation Building at Lyons Park. This location is a very short drive from many of the major expressways.
There will be a potluck lunch and it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring something for everyone to share, but it is not necessary. The GCFA will provide soft drinks, water and coffee.
There will be ferrety games for you and your ferret to enjoy. We will have our famous tube race, paper bag escape and the kissing contest. There is no charge for participation in any of the games and if you participate in the tube race, you get to take the three foot, black drainage tube home with you for your ferrets to keep enjoying!
The most popular event is the costume contest. Get your imagination in gear to create a fabulous costume for your fuzzy friend. A first place prize will be given out in each of our games and also for the costume contest.
For your holiday shopping, there will be sales tables with a plethora of wonderful new items and handmade items. I am sure you will be able to find some great presents to give your ferrets or a present for a special someone.
We will also have our famous annual holiday raffle. There are a lot of really great ferret items and wonderful gift baskets for humans and ferrets too.
We hope to see you all there on December 7th to share in the festive celebration of the holidays. Please come and join in the special bond that comes when ferret owners all get together and have FUN!!!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE GCFA!!!
COME CELEBRATE THE JOY OF OWNING FERRETS!!
The Ferret Giving Tree
The GCFA is not participating in The Ferret Giving Tree this year because we’ve been so blessed from generous supporters during our distemper outbreak. Please also consider supporting other shelters via the tree if you can!
The tree is set up for ferrets who would love to have a Santa this Christmas. There are over 300 ferrets from shelters all across the United States on the tree.
This is from their site:
"Please meet some of the wonderful shelter ferrets that need your help to have a happy Holiday Season! Click on their picture to get to know them a little more personally. Each one has his or her own story to tell. These kids are living in the safety of a shelter, where many will stay until their time
for the bridge comes. Some are elderly and not considered adoptable while some, due to behaviour problems may not get a home until someone can take the time to teach them how to behave correctly.
Shelter Moms and Dads love these kids, but can only give so much since they have so many they must care for. Please choose a Ferret this year that you can play Santa to. Even the smallest of gifts can mean the world to these special little ones. Give them an extra joyous holiday this year.
There will be a Ferret Santa Form link on each page. Just click on it to fill out the form, click submit and you’re done! That’s all there is to it, so don’t hesitate, fill out the form and make a special Ferret’s Christmas wish come true.”
Please visit: www.ferretgivingtree.com
There is also a button that you are welcome to use on your website to spread the word if you would like.