Our fun, loving baby Bosko

by Kelly Roberts
(Lexington, KY)

We got Bosko 2 years ago. When we went to the pet store to get him I had in mind I wanted a female. My husband and I had prepared to get a ferret that day. We went in to the pet store and he was the only one there, I knew I wanted one REALLY bad so we brought him home anyway. By later that evening I was so In love that it didn't matter. I thought it would be like when I was little and having a hamster or something.

It was so much different though. Everyday I looked forward to coming home and getting him out. I would lay in the floor and play with him for hours.

We have gotten three more ferrets since getting Bosko. Nothing could take away the love I have for him. I love all of my ferrets equally, but differently. They all have there unique qualities that makes us laugh.

Bosko was deaf but his senses made up for it. He knew when we would walk into the room he would be the first one up begging to get out. Anytime treats came out he would get on anything he could to get noticed and bob his head up and down in a yes motion asking for more. He was always full of energy.

About a month ago our youngest ferret got sick and Bosko would not sleep unless he was curled up with her, I'm not sure if that's where it started but a couple weeks later he started laying around more than normal. We had just put wood floors in so we thought he was just stressed. He was still eating, drinking and going to the bathroom but we decided to take him to the vet anyhow. She said it was a bacterial infection and have him medicine and said he would be fine.

A couple nights later I went to get him out to give him his medicine and he was gone. Words can not express how hard it was just coming to terms with it. He was only 2 years old. I don't know if or when it will get easier but I know I will always miss him. I love him so much and I'm just sorry that I couldn't help him sooner. It would be so much easier if they could talk back. I feel like now at least he can hear and he is in heaven running around doing the weasel war dance and eating all the treats he wants.

Bosko you will be forever missed and mommy and daddy love you more than anything.