|Nailah and the ferrets get along great! There are times when |
Niles wants to herd them but over all they interact nicely.
After witnessing this a few times I started letting Nailah sniff them while I stood and held them. I was surprised at how gentle she was with them, sniffing them gingerly as she put her front paws on me for support. Her stub would go crazy as she examined the critters, wagging at an incredible speed!
|Nailah giving Wheezy the ferret a sniff. You can see Cloud the grumpy |
old cat in the corner watching. The cats aren't fans of the ferrets!
After a couple more of these types of visits I decided to try letting the ferrets run around my living room while I had Niles on lead. I thought that the critters would run away from Nailah as soon as I set them on the floor but they actually wanted to interact with her. They would sniff her and then scamper off, seemingly inviting her to play.
|Nailah trying to play with Mocha the ferret. I never thought dogs and |
ferrets would get along well. I'm glad they can all play together!
|Nailah trying to figure out where the ferrets are hiding. |
These guys will climb into or under anything!
|Vega the cat watching the ferrets from atop her kitty condo. |
The cat's don't like interacting with Wheezy or Mocha.
I had figured the cats wouldn't make any attempts at eating the ferrets while Nailah was out and I was right. They watched the critters from afar but never tried getting close to them. Then Wheezy, the more fearless of the pair, spotted them. He made a beeline straight towards them and in a moment the cats were hissing and retreating in terror. I ran off to grab Wheezy, fearing the cats would hurt him, but in all honesty I don't think anything would have happened. The cats were crying to be let out and obviously too scared of the ferret to try anything.
After the letting the cats out, and having a good laugh, I decided it was time to put the critters back in their crate. Niles was bummed to have her playmates carted off but honestly I was happy to have a reprieve from their mischief. Who knew such small creatures could be such a handful!