FINALLY! A day where I don't feel like all my appendages are going to freeze and fall off! I can totally deal with this 65 degree weather. Temperatures in the teens is for the birds!
A few months ago I shared that we had to put down one of our ferrets, Dr. Binks, due to his failing health. Tomorrow, Bobby has scheduled to have one of his ferrets put to sleep. This is Mattaoe (pronounced Matt-tay-o):
Mattaoe is an old lil ferret. He was a rescue that a lady brought into Bobby's pet store. She said she found him in her back yard. He is approximately 5 years old. Ferrets have pretty short life spans, as far as animals go. 8 years old would be a REALLY old ferret.
Ferrets are prone to various diseases, namely adrenal disease. Mattaoe has a tumor that has wrapped around his urethra brought on by the adrenal disease that he is already suffering from.
Because ferrets are considered exotics, to put them through surgery is VERY straining on the budget. The removal of the tumor is $600 and to fix the adrenal disease he has is $500. It is a hard spot to be put in. None of us have this amount of money laying around and it is also important to note that fixing these issues would probably only prolong his life for 6 months to a year.
I hate seeing an animal go. I hate that we have to be the ones that make the call.
Keep Bobby in your thoughts as he goes though all this shit this weekend.