The Ferret

 

XI.–WITH CATS AND DOGS.

 

Ferrets are easily kept with cats and dogs, and after a little training

and discipline they will hunt together, the ferret being generally used

to drive out the rats from the holes in a barn, etc., and the dog doing

the killing. When they are first introduced to each other there will be

a little sparring, _and the dog’s master must strictly forbid his dog to

touch the ferret or else the dog may kill it at the first wrestle_, but

after the novelty of each other’s appearance has worn off they will lie

down together in one corner and be the best of friends, as I have

witnessed scores of times. The writer has cats and ferrets on his farm

that regularly feed and play together. Ferrets should not be kept in a

place with sick dogs or cats, as the disease will surely be transmitted

to them.


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