Kodo and the Christmas Miracle

December 17, 2006 at 7:23 pm 7 comments

Today, our temporary tenat was returned home.  It turns out her name is “Kodo” and she belongs to a nice family in Radford.  The mother reported that they knew the ferret wasn’t in her cage, but thought she was still in the house.

“I set up food and water downstairs,” she said, “and it kept getting eaten.”

My mother used to exercise a similiar tactic for lost gerbils.  She’d see food getting eating and toilet paper getting ripped up and would know the animal was alive and well.

Noting the depleting food supply, the family had no idea that Kodo was roaming at large outside.  And apparently, they have a mystery animal inside eating piles of ferret food.  That’s another problem all together!  Anyway, the mother was starting to get worried.  Her children kept asking about the ferret and its whereabouts and she didn’t have an answer.  Then she saw the signs Jennie and Shawn put up in the neighborhood.

“It’s a Christmas Miracle!” the mother told me.

I’m not sure about “miracle” but I was certainly pleased to make their day and to see the children, all dressed up for an evening pageant, embrace their beloved pet.  Witnessing their joy made the trip well worthwhile.

It seems Christmas Miracles are worthwhile financially as well.  The mother gave me some money for our troubles.  Sean and I had so much fun playing with the ferret, we probably should have been paying them for the pleasure! 

Anyone else want to hire me and Sean to play with their pet for four days?

Entry filed under: Ferret.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  December 19, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    Nice, but how many other ferrets are you going to blog about? (comment about ‘tagworthyness’ of ferret — because i have nothing else to nitpick over, the story is just so beautiful otherwise :))

  • 2. Carolyn  |  December 19, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    You can use your reward money to buy another ferret for the Herrala household. 🙂

  • 3. Carolyn  |  December 19, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    And where did your friend find the ferret? Isn’t Radford pretty far away for a ferret to be wandering the streets?

  • 4. tgaw  |  December 19, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    Well, maybe one day I’ll reminisce about our old ferrets and the tag will see use once more. 🙂

    I don’t think Sean and I are interested in a permanent ferret. One for a few days is fun, but after a while the novelty of the ferret odor will wear off.

    Kodo was found in Radford. My friend Jennie, didn’t know who else could take her, so she brought her to Blacksburg to the Herrala household.

  • 5. Clint  |  December 21, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    They ARE smelly. Get to work, geneticists!

  • 6. tgaw  |  December 22, 2006 at 12:15 am

    And amazingly enough, the domesticated ferrets already come “descented”. I can’t imagine that the scented line smells like! 🙂

  • 7. Prejudice By Pitbull? « TGAW  |  January 22, 2007 at 11:12 am

    […] did note, however, that he never once used the word “miracle” to describe my efforts.  😉 […]


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