Well, two people posted - and two people won - you're right Lee, that was easy.
So - this was lucky number 13 for me, and 17 more days to go.... can she do it?
I guess no one was piqued by my challenge yesterday. Maybe I should've made the payoff bigger.
Oh well, the answer is "never" Never is the most frequently used secret word so far - and now the secret is out. Maybe I should've kept that little tidbit to myself. Could it be an advantage to know the word frequency of all the secret words to date? Just as it may or may not be an advantage with the letter frequency playing Wheel of Fortune....
Now on to the task at hand. Oh, but before I do - thanks for the points today Lee - for both KatKwiz and the Kwery. It point me over the 60,000 mark in my bank - or which over half were given to me by you! SO thank you very much! And I will now earn an extra 9 points tonight when my clock rolls over
OK, now on to the TCS Kwery. I have seen a real live ferret before. And boy am I glad you didnt ask if I'd seen a dead ferret (as opposed to live
) Sorry just had to say it - I guess I'm feeling kinda cheeky tonight, must be the impending STEELERS game. Woo Hoo. Lets go Black and Gold.
Sorry - sidetracked again.
Anyway, my husband's best friend used to have a couple ferrets. He would bring one of them over to taunt our RB cat, Mufasa. The first time I seen a ferret, my first impression was it was a giant, extra long rat.
But really they are animated little weasels. I dont remember their fur being a soft as a cats, or remember them smelling as pleasant, they have a musky odor. Some people probably cant stand the smell but it may just be an acquired thing. I suppose every animal has it's own scent. I know I always feel like running and washing my hands after petting a horse, but that doesnt mean I wouldnt want one if I lived on a farm. Also, my own dog has his own gross smell after he gets wet. Wet dog - ugh. And Newfs are notorious water dogs
To each their own. You have to pick your battles.
I do remember laughing at their antics though. Ferrets are fun to watch play.
The first time I held a ferret, when I was a teenager, I recall the little bugger tried to "weasel" it's way down the front of my shirt. I guess it is in their nature to burrow and hide. They seem to be very curious animals, and like to check things out. The one my hubby's friend was owned by had no fear. He didnt even think to back down from the cat, and i always worried our cat would hurt him by accident, but they never did.
My kids have asked me to have a ferret as a pet before, but with Joshua's compromised immune system and the risk of zoonotic diseases, we cant have animals outside of dogs or cats. But cancer aside, I would maybe consider having one if I thought the girls would take car of it and keep it's cage clean. I was always worried about Dennis' ferret biting me, but he was a pretty social ferret and never showed any aggression. Now his other ferret was a different story. I dont imagine they bite too hard, but I dont want to find out either.
Have I ever posted in pet pics? Hmmmm... that's a good question. I'm not sure. I cant remember. I dont really think so. I have been there a lot, love to see everyone's dogs and horses and sheep and...
the list goes on... it is interesting the things that pop up over there. The only thing I would've posted is a picture of Chewbacca, but I have is pic posted on my Cat Pages... Shhhh.... dont tell him that. Well... he does think he's a big lap cat.
So of course I just went over and did an advanced search. Turns out I was right, I havent posted a pic over in the Pet Pics Forum. Maybe I should change that sometime. Well, I tried to take a picture last night of the dog laying belly-side up next to Joshua who was also sleeping on his back, belly-side up, but by the time I grabbed my camera, of course they moved. :shrugs: Never fails.
Cat owner to Ferret owner ratio. Woo...that's a tough one. My first guess is 10:1. But I think that is being generous.
And of course, you know me... I cant answer a question guilt-fee without first doing a little bit of research, so according to the Humane Society of the United States, 38.4 million (nearly 34 percent) American households own one or more cats. Now according to another website, approximately 6 million ferrets are kept as pets in America. So six times less. I guess my 10:1 guess wasnt too far off after all. 38.4 million:6 million = 6.4:1 But then again I thought the ratio would be more spread. I if I had to guess higher or lower I would've erred on the wrong side. If any of that made any sense.
Oh well... good question Lee. Thanks again for all the points today! My interest rate is loving you!