Ferrets, Uncategorized ‘STAR’ THE FERRET 27 May 2006


Hello. My name is STAR.



We’d been thinking of getting another ferret for quite a while now.. Considering I’m at work most of the day, it was a bit mean that Misty was alone at home. Ferrets are meant to be great for working people since they sleep 18+ hours a day, but I still felt guilty I could never give her the companionship that only another ferret could. I was keen on getting a ferret that needed a home, an adoptive ferret.. because it’s just a nicer feeling to give an abandoned ferret a good home 🙂

I was looking at The NSW Ferret Welfare Society and they had a couple of ferrets up for adoption. I was after a young female ferret.. and then I saw the prettiest little black-eyed white. I called the guy and arranged a visit. When Chris and I saw her, we fell in love. Little Star was just so endearing we knew in an instant that she would be perfect. Since the vice-president of the society was looking after her while she was looking for a new home, her personality was perfect and she was so well-trained we were pretty amazed. His 5 ferrets (inclusive of Star) are all trained to work with handicapped children.. kind of like when dogs/cats/etc are taken around to hospitals.. so her disposition is really quiet and sweet. She’s really really placid and calm and likes nothing more than just sitting on my lap, curled up and being stroked.. pretty much exactly like a cat. Even Misty isn’t as docile, she just wants to prance around and play! 😛

But both Star and Misty have pretty similar personalities, they war-dance and jump around to play and are just hilarious! Misty’s still a bit iffy though, she sees Star as competition I guess.. so she’s a bit jealous. But Star’s totally nonchalent and just keeps trying to make friends with Misty – it’s really sweet. So I have 2 baby girls now.. and they mean everything to me 🙂


All pooped out after her big day

132 Comments

  • farahdean posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:37 am

    Ooooh she is sooooo sweet! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:45 am

      She really does have a sweet personality.. I’m glad she’s here and can get lots of love!

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      • farahdean posted on May 27, 2006 at 4:08 pm

        Is it safe to let her & misty be friends alone since they are newish to each other now?

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        • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:57 pm

          Definitely not.. like any other pet they should be supervised for at least the first few days.

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          • farahdean posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:57 am

            heee that’s what I thought tho ferret do sound much tamer. 🙂

  • jesuisariel posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:40 am

    So cute!!!

    Emily’s next to me now and she keeps saying ‘rabbit gai gai‘..lol!

    gai gai means go out to have a walk 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:46 am

      Awwwwww Emily’s so adorable!!! And yeah, they do look like a rabbit, kids always get Misty confused when I took her out in public, and called her anything from a “rat” to a “rabbit” to a “cat” 😛

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  • babyflite posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:50 am

    She’s adorable! Although I’m guessing Misty probably wouldn’t be too happy at first having to share all her stuff (and attention) with her. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:46 am

      Hah yeah, silly Misty’s a bit jealous.. so I’m giving her tonnnnnnns of attention and cuddles!

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:58 am

    awwww…congratulations! she’s sooooo cute! i still think in a perfect world, your ferrets and my bunnies would be best friends. hehe 😀

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:47 am

      Hehe that would be fun 🙂 I think they’d annoy your bunnies though, by bouncing all over the place 😉

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  • kathsonno posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Oh my gosh Bev, she is so adorable!! And so lucky to have found a mum like you! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:48 am

      We’ve already bonded which I’m so happy about.. 🙂 She falls asleep on my lap now and really trusts me, it’s a nice feeling 🙂 I hope Misty and her become best friends soon!

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  • yrtoothfairy posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:12 am

    she’s sucha cutie this one! looks so princessy..
    she certainly befits her name!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 12:42 pm

      She’s quite a sweetie! Right now she’s curled up on my lap and fast asleep.. and misty is still bouncing around like a crazy ferret, haha!

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  • gradgirl79 posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:24 am

    Aw, cuties!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 12:45 pm

      I like that they both look so different… kinda cute 🙂

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  • __pinkpony posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:44 am

    awwww they’re both so adorable!!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:24 pm

      they’re my babies.. i think i prefer ferrets more than cats or dogs any day! 😛

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  • miss_foxy posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:25 am

    too cute!!! *squee*!!!!!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:27 pm

      Hehe.. they’re pretty hilarious together too!

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  • luminously posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:58 am

    hee! look at STAR all cozied up in her blankey. PRECIOUS.

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:28 pm

      She’s such a deep sleeper.. i can pick her up and move her around, and she won’t wake up!

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  • protozone posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    My one and only encounter with a ferret was probably at least 10 years ago, now. I was at some place (might’ve been the easter show), poked my finger into The Ferret’s cage, and the little bugger bit me. If I recall correctly, my finger bled a fair bit, and I went to see a doctor.

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:08 am

      Haha.. must’ve been a badly trained one! They really shouldn’t bite at all, unless they haven’t been nip-trained or they’ve been illtreated 🙁

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      • protozone posted on May 28, 2006 at 1:27 am

        Mmm… okay. Well, I’m not a vegetarian, so I guess it would be a bit rude of me if I complained too much when animals decide to bite me. They kind of have good reason to.

        In other news, I checked out bill’s this morning. It was my last night at work last night, so me and a guy I work with went there for breakfast. I was a bit disappointed with the ricotta hotcakes, because I couldn’t really taste the ricotta in them, but the scrambled eggs were the best (so creamy and smooth!) I’ve ever had. We got a bit stuffed – had two dishes each…

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        • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:40 am

          OH haha same.. I’m the furthest thing from a vegetarian.. food’s too good imho 😉

          I think ricotta doesn’t have a taste anyway?? I thought it just made the hotcakes more dense and moist.. not sure. bill’s scrambled eggs are famous, I want to try and recreate them :)~ Did you try the corn fritters? Love ’em! But boy.. 2 dishes each for a breakfast is a lot, haha!

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          • protozone posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:03 pm

            Yeah, the two dishes turned out to be very difficult to finish, but we did it. I didn’t try the corn fritters. Next time I will.

            I want to recreate the scrambled eggs, too. I made the chocolate self-saucing pudding from his recipe, last week. It turned out quite well!

          • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:20 pm

            Oooooooooo i haven’t tried the choc pudding but I have it in my bookmarks, I think on Sat morning I’ll try making either the hotcakes or scrambled eggs.. one step at a time, hehe

  • etherealprey posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    awe…she’s so cute! another ferret and soon you’ll have 3 like did! That’s a lot of poop and naughtiness for them to get into!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

      I must refrain from getting 3! I like even numbers anyway, so hopefully i’ll stick with 2 haha. I need a bigger place to have any more 😛

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  • starbucksweetie posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    How sweet!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

      They’re real cuties.. I hope they love each other!

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  • deathpufferfish posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    Aw! She’s adorable! I miss having ferrets now. Ours were “Smokey” & “The Bandit” *laughs*

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

      Cute names! Did yours get along well? Misty’s still jealous :X

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  • finding_tricia posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    Star’s so pretty! Congrats on being a mummy of two 😛

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:10 am

      I’m like a proud mummy.. haha! Their silly antics make me laugh:P

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  • to_want posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Ferret Math!

    Oh, how precious! Congratulations!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:12 am

      Re: Ferret Math!

      Thanks! *grin* The more the merrier..

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  • juicymary posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Cute!

    How generous of you Beverly! I hope Misty and Star will get along well!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:13 am

      Re: Cute!

      I’m glad I got a ferret that needed a home rather than one from a breeder or pet store.. plus Star’s a total sweetie!

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  • loupita_ posted on May 27, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    She’s just gorgeous. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:14 am

      Both of them are my gorgeous girls! They’re realy sweet 😛

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  • educatingb posted on May 27, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    Star is so cute! She’s lucky to have you for her new mom.

    Big kisses to both Misty and Star!!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:14 am

      They do love their hugs and kisses.. so spoiled 😉

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  • Anonymous posted on May 27, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats on your new pet! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:15 am

      Thanks! I hope she’ll like her new home..

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  • farahdean posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:37 am

    Ooooh she is sooooo sweet! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:45 am

      She really does have a sweet personality.. I’m glad she’s here and can get lots of love!

      Reply
      • farahdean posted on May 27, 2006 at 4:08 pm

        Is it safe to let her & misty be friends alone since they are newish to each other now?

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        • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:57 pm

          Definitely not.. like any other pet they should be supervised for at least the first few days.

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          • farahdean posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:57 am

            heee that’s what I thought tho ferret do sound much tamer. 🙂

  • jesuisariel posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:40 am

    So cute!!!

    Emily’s next to me now and she keeps saying ‘rabbit gai gai‘..lol!

    gai gai means go out to have a walk 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:46 am

      Awwwwww Emily’s so adorable!!! And yeah, they do look like a rabbit, kids always get Misty confused when I took her out in public, and called her anything from a “rat” to a “rabbit” to a “cat” 😛

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:50 am

    She’s adorable! Although I’m guessing Misty probably wouldn’t be too happy at first having to share all her stuff (and attention) with her. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:46 am

      Hah yeah, silly Misty’s a bit jealous.. so I’m giving her tonnnnnnns of attention and cuddles!

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:58 am

    awwww…congratulations! she’s sooooo cute! i still think in a perfect world, your ferrets and my bunnies would be best friends. hehe 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:47 am

      Hehe that would be fun 🙂 I think they’d annoy your bunnies though, by bouncing all over the place 😉

      Reply
  • kathsonno posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Oh my gosh Bev, she is so adorable!! And so lucky to have found a mum like you! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:48 am

      We’ve already bonded which I’m so happy about.. 🙂 She falls asleep on my lap now and really trusts me, it’s a nice feeling 🙂 I hope Misty and her become best friends soon!

      Reply
  • yrtoothfairy posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:12 am

    she’s sucha cutie this one! looks so princessy..
    she certainly befits her name!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 12:42 pm

      She’s quite a sweetie! Right now she’s curled up on my lap and fast asleep.. and misty is still bouncing around like a crazy ferret, haha!

      Reply
  • gradgirl79 posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:24 am

    Aw, cuties!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 12:45 pm

      I like that they both look so different… kinda cute 🙂

      Reply
  • __pinkpony posted on May 27, 2006 at 10:44 am

    awwww they’re both so adorable!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:24 pm

      they’re my babies.. i think i prefer ferrets more than cats or dogs any day! 😛

      Reply
  • miss_foxy posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:25 am

    too cute!!! *squee*!!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:27 pm

      Hehe.. they’re pretty hilarious together too!

      Reply
  • luminously posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:58 am

    hee! look at STAR all cozied up in her blankey. PRECIOUS.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:28 pm

      She’s such a deep sleeper.. i can pick her up and move her around, and she won’t wake up!

      Reply
  • protozone posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    My one and only encounter with a ferret was probably at least 10 years ago, now. I was at some place (might’ve been the easter show), poked my finger into The Ferret’s cage, and the little bugger bit me. If I recall correctly, my finger bled a fair bit, and I went to see a doctor.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:08 am

      Haha.. must’ve been a badly trained one! They really shouldn’t bite at all, unless they haven’t been nip-trained or they’ve been illtreated 🙁

      Reply
      • protozone posted on May 28, 2006 at 1:27 am

        Mmm… okay. Well, I’m not a vegetarian, so I guess it would be a bit rude of me if I complained too much when animals decide to bite me. They kind of have good reason to.

        In other news, I checked out bill’s this morning. It was my last night at work last night, so me and a guy I work with went there for breakfast. I was a bit disappointed with the ricotta hotcakes, because I couldn’t really taste the ricotta in them, but the scrambled eggs were the best (so creamy and smooth!) I’ve ever had. We got a bit stuffed – had two dishes each…

        Reply
        • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:40 am

          OH haha same.. I’m the furthest thing from a vegetarian.. food’s too good imho 😉

          I think ricotta doesn’t have a taste anyway?? I thought it just made the hotcakes more dense and moist.. not sure. bill’s scrambled eggs are famous, I want to try and recreate them :)~ Did you try the corn fritters? Love ’em! But boy.. 2 dishes each for a breakfast is a lot, haha!

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          • protozone posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:03 pm

            Yeah, the two dishes turned out to be very difficult to finish, but we did it. I didn’t try the corn fritters. Next time I will.

            I want to recreate the scrambled eggs, too. I made the chocolate self-saucing pudding from his recipe, last week. It turned out quite well!

          • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:20 pm

            Oooooooooo i haven’t tried the choc pudding but I have it in my bookmarks, I think on Sat morning I’ll try making either the hotcakes or scrambled eggs.. one step at a time, hehe

  • etherealprey posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    awe…she’s so cute! another ferret and soon you’ll have 3 like did! That’s a lot of poop and naughtiness for them to get into!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

      I must refrain from getting 3! I like even numbers anyway, so hopefully i’ll stick with 2 haha. I need a bigger place to have any more 😛

      Reply
  • jete posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    what a cutie!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:16 am

      She’s a real sweetie pie! So docile and nice 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on May 27, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    How sweet!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

      They’re real cuties.. I hope they love each other!

      Reply
  • deathpufferfish posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    Aw! She’s adorable! I miss having ferrets now. Ours were “Smokey” & “The Bandit” *laughs*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

      Cute names! Did yours get along well? Misty’s still jealous :X

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    Star’s so pretty! Congrats on being a mummy of two 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:10 am

      I’m like a proud mummy.. haha! Their silly antics make me laugh:P

      Reply
  • to_want posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Ferret Math!

    Oh, how precious! Congratulations!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:12 am

      Re: Ferret Math!

      Thanks! *grin* The more the merrier..

      Reply
  • juicymary posted on May 27, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Cute!

    How generous of you Beverly! I hope Misty and Star will get along well!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:13 am

      Re: Cute!

      I’m glad I got a ferret that needed a home rather than one from a breeder or pet store.. plus Star’s a total sweetie!

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    oh gosh! star is so pretty 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:18 am

      I really love her fur.. and I think I much prefer the black-eyed whites than the red-eyed ones.. those kinda scare me :X

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  • loupita_ posted on May 27, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    She’s just gorgeous. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:14 am

      Both of them are my gorgeous girls! They’re realy sweet 😛

      Reply
  • korobe posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Hey, Star’s an appropriate name considering your performance at the fundraising dinner the other evening! =)

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:19 am

      Ooooh, haha, so true!! “starlight” 🙂

      Reply
  • educatingb posted on May 27, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    Star is so cute! She’s lucky to have you for her new mom.

    Big kisses to both Misty and Star!!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:14 am

      They do love their hugs and kisses.. so spoiled 😉

      Reply
  • ist0rm posted on May 28, 2006 at 1:11 am

    awww, so cute! esp. the first pic. and congrats to winning the contest 😀 it must be awesome to have eternal glory like that, lol.

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:40 am

      Thank you! I think most people would forget about it in a few days but it still means a lot to me 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on May 27, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats on your new pet! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:15 am

      Thanks! I hope she’ll like her new home..

      Reply
  • glassextreme posted on May 28, 2006 at 2:09 am

    so cute!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:42 am

      *proud* she’s a real sweetie.. i like having 2 babies now 🙂

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on May 28, 2006 at 2:56 am

    She’s beautiful!! They’re both beautiful!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 6:24 am

      They’re so cuddle-able, if that’s a word, haha!

      Reply
  • ex_rong posted on May 28, 2006 at 3:47 am

    Aiyeee! Star is so cute! She looks so docile too. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 6:25 am

      she’s REALLY placid.. which is nice. but maybe it’s only ‘cos she’s new to the place, maybe in a few weeks she’ll be plain raving mad too, haha!

      Reply
  • jete posted on May 27, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    what a cutie!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:16 am

      She’s a real sweetie pie! So docile and nice 🙂

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on May 27, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    oh gosh! star is so pretty 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:18 am

      I really love her fur.. and I think I much prefer the black-eyed whites than the red-eyed ones.. those kinda scare me :X

      Reply
  • natnatviv posted on May 28, 2006 at 7:17 am

    cute little star! 🙂

    yay for company!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:21 pm

      I’m happy that Misty can have some companionship now! She’ll be less lonely 🙂

      Reply
  • korobe posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Hey, Star’s an appropriate name considering your performance at the fundraising dinner the other evening! =)

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:19 am

      Ooooh, haha, so true!! “starlight” 🙂

      Reply
  • ist0rm posted on May 28, 2006 at 1:11 am

    awww, so cute! esp. the first pic. and congrats to winning the contest 😀 it must be awesome to have eternal glory like that, lol.

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:40 am

      Thank you! I think most people would forget about it in a few days but it still means a lot to me 🙂

      Reply
  • glassextreme posted on May 28, 2006 at 2:09 am

    so cute!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 5:42 am

      *proud* she’s a real sweetie.. i like having 2 babies now 🙂

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on May 28, 2006 at 10:32 am

    Gahh, just have to say, those little guys are so gorgeous!!!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:22 pm

      They’re antics are sooo funny and they’re less than a year apart, so I’m hoping they’ll get along really well!

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      • thefragrantelf posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:28 pm

        They look like they’ll be fine… Though I must admit, I don’t know a lot about ferrets, this is making me want to look into them though, do a little research, they seem to be a wonderful pet!

        Reply
  • distractedfish posted on May 28, 2006 at 2:56 am

    She’s beautiful!! They’re both beautiful!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 6:24 am

      They’re so cuddle-able, if that’s a word, haha!

      Reply
  • ex_rong posted on May 28, 2006 at 3:47 am

    Aiyeee! Star is so cute! She looks so docile too. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 6:25 am

      she’s REALLY placid.. which is nice. but maybe it’s only ‘cos she’s new to the place, maybe in a few weeks she’ll be plain raving mad too, haha!

      Reply
  • natnatviv posted on May 28, 2006 at 7:17 am

    cute little star! 🙂

    yay for company!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:21 pm

      I’m happy that Misty can have some companionship now! She’ll be less lonely 🙂

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on May 28, 2006 at 10:32 am

    Gahh, just have to say, those little guys are so gorgeous!!!

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:22 pm

      They’re antics are sooo funny and they’re less than a year apart, so I’m hoping they’ll get along really well!

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      • thefragrantelf posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:28 pm

        They look like they’ll be fine… Though I must admit, I don’t know a lot about ferrets, this is making me want to look into them though, do a little research, they seem to be a wonderful pet!

        Reply

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