This was our ferret Sammy. She was a foundling, and accompanied us six years long. Like so many animals, Michaela someday brought this completely neglected baby home. Who can say “no” to this charming crature!?
And Sammy gave back every piece of donation. With a lot of stupid and funny ideas, she always brought us back to laughter. A memorable for all our friends, her favorate game was “ferret bowling” that Sammy called with a lot of fun and a tireless enthusiasm of us.
The ferret is a domesticated mammal of the type Mustela putorius furo. Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females. They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur. They have an average length of 20 inches (51 cm) including a 5 inch (13 cm) tail, weigh about 1.5–4 pounds (0.7–2 kg), and have a natural lifespan of 7 to 10 years. The history of the ferret’s domestication is uncertain, like that of most other domestic animals, but it is likely that ferrets have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years. They are still used for hunting rabbits in some parts of the world today, but increasingly they are kept simply as pets.
Also Skinny is a foundling. She was born in 2002 and Michaela found her as a very sick kitten in her stables. After surgery and intensive care, Skinny recovered tremendously and won our hearts. She became part of the family. Since then, she enjoys good health and pays back all effort with lots of friendliness and affection. As race we agrees on a “domestic cat“.
Quickly our two homemates became playmates and romped through the house together. And by the way, anyone who assumed, the larger is always the boss, has been mistaken. Even the neighbor’s (Shepherd) dog quickly learned about Sammy’s ferret enthusiasm and accepted her instructions.
Skinny became a solid part of our life and escorts us through the different places of the world. She is able to settle down in short time, important is the family. And fortunately we always find a friendly family in our neigbourhood, who care for her during our vacations.
This is Sushaunna, born in April 2009 and since December 2009 in our possession. Sushaunna comes from the famous dressage stallion line “Sir Donnerhall – Sandro Hit-Donnerhall”. The mare line is “Relevant Rubinstein Florestan”.
Since Stephan is not in favor of usual imitation of typical dressage horse names (eg “Lady”), we wanted to try an african maiden name and found quickly the ethopian name “Sushaunna”, Princess / Goddess of Men (pronounced su-sha-na).
Her nickname “Susi” is well received.
After enjoying the “Foal Kindergarten” with some other same age girls Michaela is working with her now the first lessons. She proves to be docile and very smart, always curious and ready to pick up new things.Breeder-Show in Wickrath June 2012. Susi has won a Silver-Medall.