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May 17, 2006

Don't Fear the Meepers

"Were-Bassoonist" (The late-night bassoon-playah) writes: "Lookit the baby ferrets!" Well would ya just look at them? would ya? Oh, and don't get a flashback from that hallucinogenic blankie.


Is it true bébé ferrets are known as 'meepers' ? Holy smokes, that's the best.




Thank you, Shimmering Lupine and Mistyka!

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first post!!! look at the sleepy babies. it's a ferret mosh pit.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:27 PM

First! I've never been first!! Wheeee!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:27 PM

Awww crap. Jana!!!! How could you?!


 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:27 PM

The wee meepers look like bebe otters, a bit. I dig the psychadelic first pic!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:28 PM

Meepers?! How cute! Baby cheek puff! *dies*

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:28 PM

The intriguing question is, what is it about the pink paw print that has so drawn these baby ferrets' attention? "Maybe it leads to...food."

A thinker
 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:31 PM

I almost threw up because I thought the first picture was of a huge tarantula.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:34 PM

It looks like they were playing some type of version of ferret-Twister and got a little confused.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:35 PM

what sweet stinky little faces!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:38 PM

"ferret-Twister" :-D

A thinker
 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Just drink in all that fuzzy goodness!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:39 PM

Marty! I had that same reaction and nearly just clicked the window away! Thank goodness I didn't or I would have missed the scroll down cuteness!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:41 PM

Those are the strangest looking ferrets I've ever seen...Still cute though.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:43 PM

Baby ferrets are called kits.... and a group of ferrets is a "business"... those kits have no business being that cute.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:44 PM

They kinda look like Otters...this picture just made my day, thanks for the cuteness!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:44 PM

All right Candy! I'm so glad we got the meepers on this webpage! We rule.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:45 PM

"I almost threw up because I thought the first picture was of a huge tarantula."

omg me too... actually, more like "what on earth is THAT?!?!?! some kinda hole-in-its-stomach tarantula??"

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:46 PM

A seven legged tarantula.... nah.... its actually ferret spin art! *g* Now they are tie-tie from making interpretive art!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 12:53 PM

that 3rd pic: siiigh...

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:04 PM

Wow, they're adorable!

I'm getting a ferret, nay SEVEN of them first thing in the morning!
How on earth do you make them pose in a ferret maelstrom? Tell me, tell me, tell me!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:06 PM

Gryph - "scrolldown cuteness" great description!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:06 PM

Aw, come on. Do you tarantula people really not trust our Meg? Large hairy spiders - eeesh. (Shiver) So glad wee poppet ferrets may sleep safely.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:06 PM

I want these little trouble-bombs to live in my office. Now. Seriously, I'd build ferretrails. We've got maybe six feet of utility airspace above our drop-ceiling here; can you imagine how much fun that could be for these d00ds?

And how do they all match so perfectly with their 2-tone fur ensembles?

Oh, and slippity-sloppity-slaps to the FooPs up there. [SCOWL]

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:07 PM

"...and a group of ferrets is a 'business' "


I *will* have my Dream Office.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:08 PM

*still pouting about missing out on the First (by mere seconds!)

sigh. Oh well, I'll cheer myself up by looking at the lil' meepers again. I LURVE them!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:10 PM

Theo, what a brilliant idea! Ferrettrails all over the place!
I ferret-sat for some friends years ago. Their ferret baby was named Fizzy, and she was naked (had that strange disease where they lose their fur). I could hear her padding around the house on the hardwood floors.
pad pad pad
I loved her.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:12 PM

Wait - is this one of Busby Berkeley's lesser-known efforts?

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:12 PM

ear:head! teeny tail!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:12 PM

It's a pinwheel of ferrety cuteness! How did they get so organized?

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:13 PM

Cute, that's all I can say.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:24 PM

They look like a groovalicious paisley print in the first pic. Far out!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:27 PM

Cute, but so, so stinky.

martha in mobile
 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:32 PM

I don't really dig the ferret lifestyle (they creep me ouuuuuttt - like, furry snake mammals - blargh), but the bebes are pret-ty cute.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:33 PM

I thought it was a huge weird-looking spider at first too! MAN, that last pic is aaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggglllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy cuuuuuuuuuutttttttttte!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:34 PM

More ferret info (found randomly on the Web, so who knows if it's correct): A male is called a hob, and a female is a jill. To some people,
neutered males are gibs and neutered females are sprites , but these
are new terms and aren't as commonly used. A baby ferret of either
sex is a kit.

The most commonly accepted phrase for a group is "a business of
ferrets". Some people spell it "busyness" instead. Another
possibility, "fastening" or "fesnyng," is thought to be due to a
misreading of "bysnys" long ago.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:40 PM


Kid Ferret
 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:48 PM

That first picture looks like the ferrets have joined the cult of the pink paw print. Beware, little ferrets - don't drink the kool-aid!!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:55 PM

That first image gave me a heart-attack: I thought that Meg had posted a tarantula and was going to try to tell me it was cute. Thank god on closer inspection that terrible thought was eradicated. Meep!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:59 PM

In my house,if they manage to sneak past me into the bedroom, a group of ferrets is also known as "@#&%ing ferrets!!! Get back here!!"

Such cute babies!

 |  May 17, 2006 at 01:59 PM


Fuzz-fuzz and more round heads.

A bébé ferret catherine wheel almost.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 02:01 PM


Snickers at Werebassoonist...

 |  May 17, 2006 at 02:08 PM

Meep reminds me of Road Runner. That said, these meepers are QUTE!

E. Collison
 |  May 17, 2006 at 02:19 PM

Bot, you oughtta see a naked one! (like my dear neighbor, Fizzy)

 |  May 17, 2006 at 02:30 PM

lol the first pic scared the *beep* out of me at first too, thought it was some huge ass spider XD

 |  May 17, 2006 at 02:36 PM

That face! I am undone by that sweet little face!

Lynne and Nellie
 |  May 17, 2006 at 02:41 PM

Wow! I am in shock. I don't know who submitted these but do I ever feel proud. How I got them in the Meeper Daisy (as Rissa would call it) is they were all snoozing so when they are in sleep mode, they are very cooperative. And now you know my secret. :D

 |  May 17, 2006 at 03:23 PM

Um, those look like baby otters to me. Are you sure they're ferrets?

 |  May 17, 2006 at 03:30 PM

These guys are so cute but the thing that freaks me out is their sneaky little habits. I went to my friends house, sat down for a talk and drink go to leave and a ferret is in my purse, I almost walked out with it... it was cute but unerving to have a fuzzy head come out of one's purse. I also found out they are highly maleable... the are all bendy and seem to like it... cute but very playful with much attitude...

 |  May 17, 2006 at 03:36 PM

Synchronized swimming! If ferrets could swim (can they?!), these guys would win the Olympics. Hehe, M-, I've never seen a real ferret - can't say I look forward to it anymore. Squirmy creatures give me the squeamishes.

 |  May 17, 2006 at 04:04 PM

Oh and Twister! That's what the blanket makes me think of! "Left hind leg on pink!"
*scrambling noises*

 |  May 17, 2006 at 04:07 PM

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