Trucking Ferrets

Have you ever heard of a fuzzy going trucking? I have to admit I never had . . . till the otherTrucking Ferrets night when I was talking on the phone with my brother, who is a long-haul truck driver.

Like me, my brother is a big animal lover. He has a 10-year-old Basset hound named Petey. This dog is his buddy, and if he weren’t so old, my brother would take Petey on the road with him.

Anyhow, while we were talking on the phone, I was trying to clean Rikki’s and Possum’s cage and litter boxes. And, as usual, I was getting a lot more “help” from them than I needed. My brother kept hearing all this noise and asked what in the world I was doing. So I told him what I was doing and how Rikki and Possum were trying to dig the clean litter out of their boxes and getting it on the floor.

That started the conversation about him seeing truck drivers with their various pets on the road. My brother then told me about the time he was at a truck stop filling up his truck with diesel when another truck pulled up beside him to refuel.

He said a big burly guy got out of the truck and was talking to someone or something. My brother didn’t see anyone else in that truck and he saw the driver lifting something out, so he figured he was talking to a pet, most likely a dog. Then he saw the driver walking something around the truck with him while it was filling.

My brother told me that at this point he couldn’t keep from laughing. Around the truck came a big guy holding the end of a leash. And at the other end of the leash – my brother was expecting to see a great big dog – was a ferret!Albino Ferret in Purse

Yep, you read it right, a ferret. Up to that point, my brother thought he had seen just about everything on the road. But he had to admit that wasn’t the case until he saw this great big tough-looking guy walking his pet ferret at the truck stop.

Now, we know that fuzzies like to go trucking too!

For more information on how to travel with ferrets, take a look at Getting Started with Pet Ferrets, a comprehensive guide for new ferret owners.

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