Catching up .. 2014 in review ..the Journey has been bumpy

I must apologize for letting the website updates get behind.. so very much has drawn my attention on the road..  Here are a few of the highlight from the trip so far.. From July to today December 26th– we have visited with over 20 ferret rescues/shelters… attended the Buckeye Bash in Ohio.. traveled over 9000 miles — We have faced road construction, engine issues, suspension problems, air conditioning failure, generator malfunctions, electrical outages, frozen pipes, Homeowners associations and maneuvering difficulties. The adventure included tornadoes ( yes, plural), freezing temperatures, high winds, and  high heat/humidity, torrential rains with  a seriously leaky RV … Continue reading

A few Points – Five Points Ferret Refuge Indianapolis, Indiana


Rescuer’s Relief pulled into Five Points Ferret Refuge in Indianapolis, Indiana June 19th. I hit the ground running– so much to learn before Howard and Brenda were to catch their plane to Seattle.. At every shelter there are similarities and differences in the care and feeding of the ferrets.. things to learn about individual ferrets.. and little things to learn about the shelter itself. Simple thing folks may take forgranted.. where the medicines are kept, where the light switches are, who to call in an emergency,…. where the toilet paper is.. really.. these things are important.  June 20th I had … Continue reading

Springfield, Missouri Rescuer’s Relief , Rain and Repairs


Heavy rain and high winds chased us into Missouri.. after stopping one night in Nevada, Missouri we limped into Springfield ready to tackle the first full shelter vacation. Tillie and Ron were so looking forward to visiting their family in Auburn, California.. I am glad we were able to make it to their place not only in time, but ahead of schedule.. the extra days turned out to be a major bonus. Tillie and Ron share the care of 15 rescued ferrets and their lives literally revolve around them..  Morning begins early at the Morse’s Household.. 7:30 am is morning … Continue reading

Nebraska weather and a warm welcome in Salina, Kansas

Let me tell you, I thought we were ready for Midwest weather.. NO ONE is ever ready for Midwest summer weather.. Rain from several directions,  sheets of rain, thunder, lightning, tornadoes..  and a leaking RV roof.. not the fun part of our travels..  When one asks for adventures.. ONE must be more specific.. We limped damp and weary into Salina, Kansas after being washed literally out of Nebraska.. Melia Clark aka SpazM FaithFerret to the Facebook Ferret community gave us the warmest welcome, helped find an RV repair shop that could take us in asap and repair our roof, then … Continue reading

Montana — Big Sky, Family, and ferrets

 Welcome to BIG sky Country .. Montana is beautiful and larger than life..  The folks that live there are the same.. We had three major stops while in in Montana.. First stop.. Trout Creek.. Family.. I am so glad we took time to visit my Cousins and Uncle while we were in Montana.. I have always felt close to them yet.. never as close as were  were able to become during this visit.. Good times and family fun..      A great time in  Bozeman.. a tour of the  Museum of the Rockies Dinosaurs, Geckos and dinner with ferret friends.. Montana doesn’t … Continue reading

Spokane, Washington Katt’s Clubhouse

As we headed East in May we made a brief stop in Spokane to visit a relatively new rescue operation.. Sammy’s Clubhouse in Spokane, Washington. I have always believed you should learn something from every experience and you should also try to share these lessons with others when possible. Sammy’s Clubhouse was founded by Katt to save animals.. The shelter is run out of their small home and she is trying her best to accommodate any animal that “needs” her. Many rescues begin this way. Some close quickly due to burnout or financial ruin.. Some are able to use an objective eye and … Continue reading

Oregon Ferret Shelter – just stopping in to say “hello”


Oregon Ferret Shelter – Oregon City, Oregon  Chris and Dave Mathis and family—our second shelter stop. We are still getting the feel of the road and easing our way into a routine. We couldn’t pass through the Portland, Oregon area without at least a short visit with these amazing people. I had the pleasure to meet Chris and Dave several years ago when I was in Portland attending an International Ferret Congress symposium. I had such a good time and learned so much at that event.  Oregon Ferret shelter hosted a dinner for attendees and I fondly remembered the fun, … Continue reading

Lane Area Ferret Rescue in Eugene, Oregon First mini-break from Rescuer’s Relief, Inc.


Lane Area Ferret Rescue  Eugene, Oregon — email for more info Lane Area Ferret Shelter and Rescue is a no-kill shelter providing temporary housing, care, and rehoming services for stray, abandoned, or otherwise unwanted ferrets. Melanee Ellis first fell in love with ferrets when looking for comfort following the loss of her mother while living in Alaska. What started as a simple purchase of a single pet, soon became a life long passion dedicated to the care and love of these remarkable companion animals. Melanee and her husband spent a number of years in Alaska forming a fellowship of  ferret … Continue reading

A visit with a Ferret Friend in Brookings, Oregon

April 27th & 28th  2014 Being involved with the ferret community over the years has provided such a marvelous opportunity for me to make really amazing friends all over the world. Through the internet I have been able to connect and converse with so very many people each with such amazingly diverse lives. We all have one thing in common. We have been transformed by loving and caring for ferrets. Just such a friend I have made in Brookings, Oregon. Carol Owens and I have “known” each other for years now. Shared happiness, sorrow, laughter, and the magic of ferrets… … Continue reading

First stop Oregon 2014 —

First stop Klamath Falls, Oregon.. traveling with ferrets is adventure enough without the worry of border crossings into the dreaded no ferret zone.. Don and I decided to forgo any sightseeing in the Golden State in exchange for peace of mind.. we made dash for the Oregon Border April 27th, 2014         We stopped in older but clean RV park    in Klamath Falls for our first night on the road.. Upon check in the attendant asked about the “Rescuer’s Relief” on our business debit card. Welcoming the interest, I explained our mission.  Connecting to ferret owners while traveling … Continue reading