As a shelter mom for over 15 years, I sometimes puff out my chest and brag to my ferrets that I have outsmarted them and everything is ferret proofed! Ha Ha I snort at them.
God has a way of taking you down a peg even if it is only ferrets you are being smug with!
In my defense, I have a sinus headache today, but, really, that is no excuse for letting my guard down.
My mornings start with letting certain ferrets out to play. The old ones come out first as they do a couple of tours and then find the most comfy spot to curl up and go to sleep. Everyone joins me in the kitchen for some Ferretone. *Ferretone discontinued in 2020, shelter is now using Salmon Oil cut with canola Oil.
The Ferretone bottle always leaks at little after you puncture that titsy bitsy tiny pin hole in the cap. Ferretone does a lovely job of staining your clothes, so I have taken to wrapping a folded paper towel around the bottle; securing the paper towel with an elastic. I have done so for years.
so, as I was saying, I have my seniors group out playing. Molly, Weasel, Finny, Mariko, Star, Rosie, Jnyx, JJ, and Bee or 9 fuzzbutts crowding around to have some Ferretone. After an hour, everyone got put back to bed and I let out Dwight and his harem. They came bouncing into the kitchen and I reached for the Ferretone bottle to give them all a treat.
The paper towel slid down the bottle; elastic gone!!! No,no, no elastic causes blockages! Oh my God, 9 ferrets, which one ate it. Calm down, don’t panic!!! Scoop Dwight and his women and put them in the bedroom for now.
I am now back in the kitchen on hands and knees inspecting the floor. Please God, let me find the elastic, all of it or I will be dosing 9 ferrets with hairball laxative and praying over litter boxes.
Far corner, under the cabinet, eureka! The elastic and it’s all there; the broken ends match up! Deep breath, a few tears of relief and one heart attack avoided!
I use the Ferretone bottle 10 times a day at least. How am I doing to handle the bottle without getting Ferretone all over me and my clothes? Light bulb comes on, secure the paper towel with something safer!!
The duct tape worked for a short while and then one day, slowly slid down! Damn, the oil loosened the tape.
Plan B, paper towel, elastic and then duct tape the bottle. The whole thing will stay on longer and when it does start to let go, the elastic is inside and can’t drop off without me knowing.
So, yes, I used duct tape. I wonder if the company would like to know about my latest use of their product!
I went and kissed all my seniors and thanked them for not eating the elastic. Mommy owes them big time!