January 9th 2011 7:30 pm
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One of our favorite memories of Remo was how he loved our son's ferrets, Clarke and Belle. He was introduced to them at a very young age, and was taught "don't you hurt that baby". Remo understood that meant he had to lay down and play gently with whatever animal was around.
Remo loved to play hide and seek with Belle and Clarke. We would first prepare the playing field by lining up all of the dining room chairs along the wall of the hallway, and by making other "safe passage" barriers between furniture. Then we'd let Clarke and Belle out to roam.
The ferrets would scurry through the house behind the chairs, furniture and other barriers. Remo would follow them, half crawling on his belly, frantic to keep up, until they all made it into the living room. Then Belle and Clarke would have their fun. Ferret #1 would sneak up behind Remo and do the Happy Ferret Dance, bouncing around complete with an excited vocalization of "shnuck-shnuck-shnuck". Remo would whirl around on his belly and chase Ferret #1 back under the couch, table or chair. He'd lay there whining, tail wagging furiously, nose pressed up to whatever piece of furniture the ferret dashed under.
Then it was Ferret #2's turn to sneak up behind Remo, do the Happy Ferret Dance, cheering "shnuck-shnuck-shnuck". Remo whirls, chases Ferret #2 underneath something. Then Ferret #1 sneaks out... shnuck-schnuck-shnuck... whirl... chase... whine... Then Ferret #2. Then Ferret #1. Then Ferret #2. Around and around and around Remo would go! They would play this game until Belle and Clarke were tuckered out and then, like all ferrets, they'd drop right where they were and go to sleep.
It was really something to see these tiny little creatures spin 89 lb Remo around like a top. Remo the Red, Whirlin' Dervish...
That is such a wonderful and joyous memory !!
Oh what a beautiful memory for your pawrents Remo! I hear those wiley Ferrets can really do the Kung Poww to us pups. Ask your furblings to make that Harley ferret go easy on me when we do meet,bol!Mom says I am Dog Motherhen at his wiley service. Hugs & Pokes, xoxoxo
Oh, what a cute and endearing memory of Remo and Belle & Clark! How funny that must have been to watch. Loved the story and thanks for sharing it with us!
Sully & Socks & Mom