I sniff weasels

Sara wants pets. I’m allergic to cats, and dogs need a lot of walking. Lizards and birds aren’t cuddly. Spiders can be furry, but we need a pet I can stand to be within sight of. So, our attention has been converging on mustela furo, the domestic ferret.

Of course, first I need to check I’m not allergic to ferrets. It has been known to happen. So tonight we went to an ‘exotic’ pet store, and I handled a ferret. I nuzzled up to it, nose and mouth to fur, and inhaled deeply a few times.

No allergic reaction. Looks like we’re OK to get mustelids once we get that house thing sorted out.