Spreading her wings

A week or so ago, my daughter leapt from the family nest and moved into a student house with friends.

It’s heart-wrenching to see her go. But she’s now an adult by Australian law – and it’s her choice. I remind myself that I left home at 16 to come to University in the big city, so she’s surely ready at 20 to take responsibility for her life. I have every confidence in her. We raised her and her brother right, I think.

With her she takes “her” car, her furniture, computer and of course, her ferrets. This last was a problem. The landlord had to be sounded out on the issue. In the end, he re-wrote the rental agreement to allow them – as long as they were kept outside.

There’s not a lot of room out the back of the house – and it’s shared with the tenant of the shop downstairs who has three small dogs present during the day. This meant that a new ferret cage was needed. Which I built over a couple of weekends. (while ill!)

Here’s a fuzzy picture of the almost complete result:

It wasn’t cheap – about $130 in materials – and took a solid couple of days to build. On the plus side, it’s strong, weatherproof, and according to the lady with the dogs, would cost many hundreds if you had to buy it from a pet shop.

The fuzzies are now moved in and seem to enjoy racing up and down the ramp changing levels.

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3 Responses to “Spreading her wings”


  1. 1 theflasher February 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Are you afraid of op shop lady?
    She’s quite weird. She’s a genuine kind of weird, too, because she’s not aware that she’s weird, and if someone told her she was, she’d be very surprised and possibly offended.
    But.
    My dad is awesome.
    My cage is awesome.
    “My” car is awesome.

    Hurray!

  2. 2 microsoar February 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Well, let’s just hope that she doesn’t read this blog, shall we?

  3. 3 theflasher February 28, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I can safely say she doesn’t read this blog.


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