2017 Spring Frolic was a Torrential Blast!

pop goes the weasel

love the play on words in the title.  Once again our Annual Spring Frolic had major rainfall and this year it decided to be bitterly cold too! Some folks came out in winter jackets!

It always amazes me how hardy Winnipegers are and Winnipeg ferret owners are the best of them!  What a nice turnout on such a rainy day.  I drove Fred (our President) crazy worrying about the chance of rain. Every day he got a phone call from me lamenting the forecast! I am a certified worry wort! Inherited it when I married into the Kelley family!  I was more my mother in law Mumsee’s daughter than her daughters lol.  I totally got it when she worried out loud! She would be proud of my worry wort status!

So, back to our frolic.  When I realized that we were going to have rain, I quickly dragged out our indoor games to bring to the frolic.  I must say the rain stopped long enough to host the Great Tube Race and Sail Boat Race.  We had 12 ferrets ready to race through the tubes. Dieter’s ferret Gus was the first to completely exit his tube followed closely by Tia’s Banjo and Colleen old 14 year old ferret Tank!

The Sail Boat Race had 9 ferret competitors.  Each sail boat had a 1/4 teaspoon of Ferretone to entice the ferret to stay in the sail boat while their owner pulled it along the wet grass to the finish line.  Airel’s Jack beat Dee’s Nibbler  by a nose! There was one ferret (sorry but I didn’t get the name) who absolutely refused to stay in the sail boat Ferretone or not!

We also had the Great Paper Sack Escape.  I don’t have the notes on this one but I do know that several ferrets thought it was time for a nap.  One ferret was determined to wake said sleepyheads up and tried to drag a ferret out of his paper sack.  I hope I am right to say that Ariel’s Kazooie popped out first with Dieter’s Gus a close second!

The last ferret game was Pop Goes the Weasel.  We had a longish box with 3 round holes cut out in it.  The ferret owner had to choose which hole the ferret would exit.  We had 12 ferret owners betting that they could tell which hole their ferret would pop out of.  The first one up was Kyle with Serenity.  Now, Kyle is a first time ferret owner who had just recently adopted his girls from the shelter. Yup, you guessed it. He went first with Serenity. He chose #3 and his girl lovingly popped out of #3.  I hope she got extra treats for that one!  No one else’s ferret would listen and choose the right number.  One beautiful silver ferret really played games by teasing.  The furry would half pop out of the chosen hole, go back in, half pop out of a different number. Repeat several times until the furry exited the wrong number!  Lots of laughter during  those antics!

We have lots of great pictures on our Flckr account. Go to our website yo view them!

Looking forward to next year’s event! hopefully without the rain!

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