This morning Lou discovered that our ferret, “Womble” had died in the night. She’s been looking weak lately and old age was taking its toll on her. Lou thinks she was about 11 years old. We got her from the RSPCA‘s Little Valley Animal Shelter in June 2005 after seeing an advert on the BBC website. Amazingly the article is still online!
At the time, we only really wanted a single polecat, Darcy, but when we saw him in a pen playing with Womble, (who was named Wimbledon by the shelter), we took them both. Darcy is still going strong and lives in a big walk-in run along with Missy the ferret and Tommy the Polecat.