PICNIC TIME!!!

Time again for the 19th annual TRFC Fall Picnic Fun and Raffle. This year we return to the Silent Brook Barn. This is the grove across street from the ice rink just off Corrigan drive just past the park entrance.

Activities:
■Potluck lunch
■Ferret games
■Ribbons
■Raffle
■Shopping
■Fun!

Ferret Games:
■Escape!
■Flower Pot Dig
■Chariots of Fire
■Cup Tip
■Costume Contest

Admission:
$4 Members
$5 Non-members
(includes 3 free raffle tickets, $3 value)

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July President’s Column

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with the picnic and to those who helped make picnic signs at the June meeting! We are only a couple of months away from the big event on September 20, 2015! Volunteers are:
o Games – Chris M and Jess
o Raffle – Sharon, Kay, and Paula
o Food- Jackie and Jane
o Need someone to help run the grill. Glenn will do it if he’s there
We are currently short on donations. If anybody has any ferret related items for the picnic raffle please bring them to the meeting or send them to Kay English or Danshera Cords. Donations are tax deductible! If you know of any business able and willing to make a donation send them our way!
The next TRFC meeting is July 19 and will be an ice cream social. The club will provide ice cream and sherbet while you are asked to bring in your favorite toppings to share!
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Happy 4th of July!

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Be safe and Dook On!

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June 21, 2015 Meeting

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Happy Father’s Day!!!

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June President’s Note

It’s June and we are not far off from the Ferret Follies and Fun Match Picnic on September 20, 2015 from 11:00am until 5:00pm at South Park in the Silent Brook Barn. The location is reserved and “beg letters” asking for donations are mailed out. If you know of any stores or ferret friendly businesses that can donate to the raffle please send them our way! We have volunteers and still need help with the food preparation and running the grill. People who have already volunteered are:

  • Games – Chris M and Jess
  • Raffle – Sharon, Kay, and Paula
  • Need someone to help Jackie with food
  • Need someone to help run the grill.  Glenn will do it if he’s there

 

We will be updating signs at the meeting on June 21, 2015.

At the May meeting we voted on the new slogan for the club t-shirts that will be available to order soon. The winning slogan is “Ferret Tested, Ferret Approved” submitted by David Moore!

Looking ahead, the August meeting on 8/16/15 will be an ice cream social. Please be sure to bring your favorite topping to share! Ice cream and sherbet will be provided by the club. Be there!!!

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Happy Doughnut Day!!!

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A Quick Look at Fleas

Ferrets are not immune to the small wingless dark colored insects known as fleas. Fleas can easily be transmitted between animals, from clothing, carpeting, and outdoor plants. Fleas attach themselves to the animal’s skin, bite the ferret, and feed from its blood. This can cause skin irritation and even anemia. It doesn’t take many flea bites to cause a ferret to become anemic from blood loss. Fleas can transmit diseases and if accidentally ingested may cause tapeworms. Flea infestations can be a hard problem to solve but with patience and continuous treatments you can overcome the parasites.

The obvious sign that your ferret might have fleas is scratching. To spot fleas try running a flea comb through the fur or blow on the fur to check the ferret’s skin. Fleas are reddish brown and the size of a pencil tip and dark specks that look like dirt are often time flea droppings. The pests can usually be found between the shoulders or on the animal’s stomach. Flea eggs can remain dormant for up to two years so a surprise outbreak is not uncommon.

Currently the best way to get rid of fleas is to bathe the ferret with a flea shampoo. Baths should be done once a week for up to several months or until there is no sign of adult fleas on the ferret. The bedding should also be regularly treated. Frontline, Advantage, and Revolution are safe and effective flea control products that can be used on ferrets.

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Ferrets In the News

METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – For some pet owners, a dog or a cat just doesn’t seem as much fun as a ferret.

Ferrets are cuddly and curious but many of them—40 percent—will develop a very serious health condition.

In the video above, Dr. Gregory Rich of West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic and Bird Hospital, explains what it is and how it can be treated.

Click Here for News Story

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T-shirt Slogan Winner

WE HAVE A WINNER! The slogan that won the t-shirt contest was submitted by David Moore: Ferret tested, ferret approved! T-shirts will be available in the very near future. Stay tuned!

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