Better not leave the door open, I will be through it in a flash was Frankie’s favorite thing to do!
He was forever sneaking outside, every chance that he had. There was one time that he did escape unnoticed and ended up being missing for 7 days, we thought that we would never see him again.
When we realized that we could not find him in his special sleeping spots outside of his cage, as a family, we all went outside in different directions calling his name but he never appeared. Every day from morning to night, when we could, we would all do our part going out and continuously calling him as we walked the property but being situated on a 12 acre property, he could be anywhere, Frankie was pretty fast and quite elusive when he wanted to be! When ferrets are sleeping, they are in a very deep sleep so us calling him would go unnoticed by him, so timing was very important.
As the days continued without any sign of him, we started to resign ourselves to the fact that we may never see Frankie again. This was during the month of October and it was getting colder at night, we all were pretty upset that Frankie might actually be gone for good.
On the 7th day which was a Friday night, my son and I decided we would go to Haugen’s restaurant in Port Perry to get takeout, we love the food there and thought this might help to cheer us up a little. Just as we arrived there, I received a call on my cell from home. When I answered, my husband quickly said, he’s back, we did not even have to ask who, we knew our little guy Frankie had returned, probably very hungry by this time! We were all so relieved!
When we arrived home with dinner, we discussed the details on how Frankie reappeared. Stay tuned for the details of Frankie's safe return home in my next blog. More details to follow, stay tuned!
Thank you for reading!
Hello and welcome to my blog.
Let me introduce myself first, my name is Kimberley Paterson and I have just recently published my first book for children entitled “Frankie the Ferret”.
I was born in Uxbridge, Ontario, a small rural farming town about one hour north of Toronto and have remained very close by for the past 40 years in Claremont with my spouse Doug, our chocolate lab Molly along with two cats, Kitty and Tobey. My children live close by as well, my daughter Melanie, her spouse James and their three children, Bryce, Ainsley and Preston as well as my son Shayne, his spouse Natasha and their son Colby.
Over the years, we have had quite a menagerie of family pets with Frankie being one of the most entertaining furry little creatures you could ever meet!
This book has been in the works for approximately 15 years and is dedicated to the memory of Frankie, a very cherished member of our family for nine years. After I became a grandmother, I thought it would be a great idea to share Frankie with my grandchildren since they would never have a chance to meet and love him like we did.
My lifelong dream has been to write a children’s book, to not only entertain children but to enrich their lives. I believe that books will stimulate young minds, provide development by learning new things, and provide relaxation so that they too can provide relieve from stress as they grow older, they can learn so much.
Next time, as outlined in the book, I will provide some details to those Frankie adventures!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I appreciate all of the love and support that has come my way from family and friends since the release of Frankie the Ferret!