Our Mission: To bring comfort to ferrets everywhere, whether they are in shelters, sanctuaries, or forever homes. To bring peace of mind to ferret owners, foster parents, and shelter parents in knowing that their “tenants” are warm and comfortable. Because, in a failing economy, the last thing these wonderful ferret friends and parents want to worry about is having enough bedding for these wonderful little bundles of fur.
“Joy is first in the making and then in the giving.”
From: Ferret Dreams Rescue & Adoption Date Sent: Nov 15, 2010
We received the package of bedding today and are so thankful to you and all your volunteers for such beautiful bedding. Winters in Colorado can be very cold and the bedding feels so comforting and warm. During this season of giving, of sharing and of hope, we thank all of you for giving of your time, sharing your talents and hoping that all shelters ferrets around the country are kept warm and safe. With sincere thanks and appreciation Matthew & Lee
We received your package today….wow…. you guys are truly awesome
Thank you so much for helping us out, I really appreciate it. Tell Karen the crinkle sacs passed- inspector Frankie loves them. Frankie (my paralyzed ferret) has already tested out the crinkle sacs and stashed the toy you sent.
Please thank everyone who worked on the items you sent us- every piece will be used – we use an insane amount of linens every day.
Thanx to all again- the ferrets are enjoying the bedding.
Happy Holidays to everyone Cathy
The wonderful box of bedding arrived this morning. THANK YOU! The kids are going to love it. Dee Gage
I am happy to say that the pocket hammies they sent us several years ago are still in use after many, many washings, as well as the adorable sleepysacks! I know how much time, dedication, and financing such a project takes.
Crafty Weasels, for YEARS now, you have given & given to shelters in need. You`ve bought the material, spent the gas money to drive from afar on sewing day, and even footed the bill for the postage to send it. All at no cost to the shelter ferrents. All out of your love for the animals. All with little to no recognition… A simple thank you note is not enough. You cheered up a shelter mom who had sat up all night with a sick baby. Getting that box was encouragement to go on. Seeing the little ones all cuddled up in their new pocket hammies made a ferret dad smile. But most of all, you gave warmth & comfort to so many sweet, sweet little babies—everywhere.
Maybe you don`t think much about the bedding you worked on, after it leaves your hands–but believe me, it makes a wonderful difference in lives, both ferret & human, for a very long time. Thank you, so very much…
May God bless you richly. Love, Zoo
Thanks so much for the pretty new bedding you sent our furchildren! I love the bright colors, and the babies love the comfortable feeling it provides.
Many thanks to all at Crafty Weasels! Love, Zoo
Because of the generosity, love and overwhelming caring you all pour into creating such wonderful bedding, another shelters babies will be warmed and comforted tonight. And, another shelter mom can rest a little easier knowing they have what is needed. You people are so awesome!!! I can’t wait to get the sling… Thank you all so much for all you do to ease our burdens and worries. I think I can speak on behalf of all shelters when I say all of you are really appreciated more than you will ever know! Thank you soooooooooooo much!!! Diane
I just wanted to let you know that the package made amazing time and arrived today!!! Everything is absolutely wonderful! Thank you all SO much for what you do. No store bought bedding can even compare to the quality, cuteness and comfort of these items. Our ferrets are going to just be beside themselves. We will definitely pass along your cards to adopters and anyone else that expresses interest. Thanks again!! Stephanie
From: Northern Arizona Ferret Alliance Date Sent: Jul 29, 2010
Imagine my surprise to go to the post office today and find a wonderful present for our shelter kids. It seems bedding is always in such short supply these days, with the huge influx of homeless fur kids we have had. It is terrible that this economy is hurting so many innocents, confused little pets who have no idea why their owners have dumped them in a shelter. I love the little sling, your timing is perfect!!! Recently, a little six year boy came to us. We did not expect him to live, the other ferrets in his business were just walking all over his lifeless body in their cage. He was rushed to the vet, and diagnosed with an inoperable spinal tumor that is most likely malignant. I did not have the heart to send him to the bridge…not yet…something in his eyes begged for understanding. I had him put on steroids and pain management. That was three weeks ago….today, Mr. Bigglesworth has put on weight and is able to drag himself…rather quickly and efficiently, on his hips. He stashes toys and chases the kitty now. The light in his eyes and the love in his kisses tell me I chose right. Biggs follows me all around the house…when he can keep up. He LOVES his new sling…cause now he can follow shelter mom all over and beg for treats, which he has become very good at LOL! I am attaching a picture of our sleepy Biggs…and my sincere thanks for your thoughtfulness.
(Posted to the Ferret Mailing List)
What a great surprise to receive a huge box of bedding from the sewing wizards at Crafty Weasel Bedding! The bedding is beautiful and is greatly appreciated by myself, my rescue partner, and all the little ones in our care.
Thank you so much for the wonderful work that you do. Katharine
We received our box yesterday with all the great hammocks in it. Thank you so much, the fur kids love them. Deloise Boruff
(edited to reflect portions of original message that pertained to CW bedding donation)
OMG TY /cry. Our washer blew up. These were sorely needed. Thank you so much. We had to help my 10 yr old, Pontoof, to the bridge a few days ago and I have another one about 9 going down and the sling is badly needed.
Thank you, thank you. I am crying tears of joy. I am just overwhelmed and very emotional right now. You Crafty Weasels are a godsend and when and if I ever get caught up I will do what I can to help you. Maybe send you the ferret Christmas stockings I make to include in your Christmas send outs to shelters for the director/owner. They’re awful cute. But I can’t sew. I wish I could. Please expect your hand/paw made thank you card in the mail as soon as I can get a handle on things.
The box was glowing w/love before I even opened it! And trust me I had help doing it…some of the eggs were grabbed before I could even determine what color they were. Only caught a glimpse of them being carted off very speedily to a hidey hole before some other furball got the chance! We appreciate you all soooo much. You have no clue. TY again. Xoxo Susie and the fursnakes
I don’t know what to say other than a massive thank you to all the people at Crafty Weasels. Winter has just set in here and it is FREEZING, in fact we have had two carpet sharks with colds already and it is only going to get colder, they are saying it’s going to be one of the coldest winters on record. So from all of us here at VDFT, thank you so much!! Nikki
We just received the boxes of bedding. Wow! I can’t thank you enough. The pocket hammies and floor mats are just what we need. I can’t wait to start switching out the older bedding. Please thank everyone involved in this wonderful project. Would it be alright to add a link to your website on our website? I’d love to be able to send people your way. Please express my gratitude to all involved. What you are doing makes my heart a little lighter, knowing there are still people willing to make sacrifices for these wonderful little critters. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Diane Bodofsky
I got the lovely bedding. It is great to have bedding in the cages that is soft and not falling apart. Everyone seems sooo much happier and sleep so much better. Thanks so much. Deanna Price
The package arrived and last night I put the new hammocks in the cages. The boys should feel like they’re in a palace of luxury today! They fit very well in the cages and the plushness is amazing.
Thank you for the extras. I used the sling for Skippy last night. He’s an oldster and has adrenal and insulinoma. Somehow he got in the bottom bin of one of the big cages (I suspect he had ‘help’ since he coudln’t do it himself) and because he is blind he couldn’t get out because he ran into the high sides in every direction. His glucose was low from stress so he spent some time in the sling, then after he has an accident in it later in the evening it went down to the washer while he slept in the sleep sack.
The hammocks are perfect and I’m sure both cages of boys are very comfy today.
Thank you so very much! Warm hugs! Troy Lynn Eckart
(A few months ago someone posted a news article on the FML about a military man that loved ferrets that had just died in Afghanistan. He and his wife lived in California and they had pics of him with his ferrets. We did a bit of research and got their address and sent a message to his widow letting her know that the Crafty Weasels wanted to give her a gift for her ferrets to honor her husband who had died on foreign soil so far away from his ferret family.
This is the message that we received.)
This Nikki Barnett and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the ferret beds! Kodo, Angus and Mickey absolutely love the beds. I put them in right away and all 3 immediately left their old beds and have been using yours since. I was so touched by your gift to them, our ferrets were Scott’s favorite pets. We were waiting until after his time in the Army was done before we had kids of our own so our pets are our children. Scott would be so happy to know that somewhere out there someone was thinking about his beloved ferrets enough to make them beds that they are so happy with.
Our first ferret, Kodo, the white ferret, was his baby and Scott was always so worried about him and as he got older when Scott was away in training Scott would ask me to check on him before bed each night and make sure he was warm enough because he was always so worried about him. Kodo has taken a liking to the hanging hammock you sent, he loved his hammock but he also loved to hide in fleece fabric so this one provides him with both of his favorite things and keeps him very warm. When I look into the cage and see him curled up in it with only his little face sticking out all I can picture is Scott’s smiling face because I know he is looking down happy that someone out there other than me understood his bond with our ferrets. Thank you again for the beds, that was very sweet of you to send them. To me and Scott that would be just like someone sending a quilt to a child who lost a parent and I can’t thank you enough, the ferrets really enjoy them.
Thanks again! Nikki Barnett
The box arrived yesterday!! I love everything!! And that shoulder sack will come in handy because I have a lot of sick ferrets that I carry around all day in my arms. I can’t even express how much I appreciate this. Everything is made so well and they are so cozy.
I’m going to show the bedding to the people that adopt from me, I’m going to give them your card, and I’m going to recommend that they contact you to purchase their bedding. I’m also going to post a thank you on my website to all of you, and I’m going to put a link on my site directly to your site.
Please thank everyone that helped out. I really, really appreciate all of their hard work and dedication. Sincerely, Lorri
Thank you so much, all of it was beautiful and much needed. I am so glad and I know the ferrets are just loving it. It came in great time as I just helped another rescue that is downsizing and I received some of her babies bringing my total to 28 ferrets. What you do is such a God send and the rescue is loving it. Keep up the great work and God bless all of you. Ashley Jarrells
Thank You Thank You Thank You to Crafty Weasels of Georgia!!
We received a huge box of wonderful sleep sacks, pouches etc. from them today for our elderly & ill ferrets! Our precious babies will be snoozing in comfort now!!
We get an extra warm & fuzzy feeling inside thinking of the kind people who reach out and care- helping us care for the furries that need us! Thank you! Beth
[Regarding a donation to help with their raffle] We had no idea we were receiving them and were so surprised!!!! They are soo nice and we’re very very pleased w/the quality and the thoughtfulness that u sent them to us.they glow w/all the love that is sewn into them. We would looove to keep them ourselves. (that is the hard part of all of these wonderful donations)…but we’re not going to allow ourselves participation since it is to help us. Whoever decided to stick that whippy 3 ended thing made out of fleece caused a chaotic free for all that has lasted a week in this house. Lol!!. The fursnakes (even the 10 yr old one) are actually FIGHTING over it. I am having a hard time keeping it where I know where it is . Lol..ya’ll have no idea how much joy you have brought the babies here w/that thing. What is it called? Lol. I so wish I could sew. Thank you soo much and your hand/paw made thank you card is in the mail already.
Please forgive me for not contacting you sooner to thank you & let you know that the donation package of goodies arrived safe & sound weeks ago! I have been without internet access & am disabled. My sincere thank you for all of the fabulous new sleep sacks, toys & medical supplies! All were put into use immediately! Had been awhile since my business had received fancy new fleece lined hammies & sleep sacks & I have 14 ferts that love ya’ll very much for your gracious donation & for thinking of us & providing us with such needed aid! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Can’t thank you enough!
Again, just really wanted you to know what a great help y’all are to us out here! My babies are sleeping warm & cozy tonight because of your help! Thank you again so very very much for all the lovely things for my shelter & our 14 babies! God bless you & have a merry Christmas & happy holiday season! Sincerely, Jennifer Lackey
We have received the bedding and we greatly appreciate it!!! I took it to the meeting last night and everyone was very happy with it! Some of it was passed to our foster parents and the rest came back to me as I am the one with the most ferrets going in and out of the shelter. Also when we adopt out if a ferret has a favorite hammock or sack we always try to send it along with them to their new home. We feel it helps them with the transition of a new home. Not sure if it really does but we like to think so. Bedding is always in great need because of that.
We will put the sling to test on Sunday at our fundraiser. Our little Winken will be the test subject for it. He is an older guy and blind as can be. He loves to snuggle.
Again BIG THANKS to everyone who donates their time and talents to the ferret cause! We sincerely appreciate it! Crystal L. Walko
We received our package and wanted to thank you for all your hard work. The bedding is all so beautiful.
Thank You!!! All of the fuzzies at Dodger’s Den thank you too. They love their new bedding. I used the sling last week with an older fuzzy (Amber) that was under the weather. I loved it because she was with me all the time, and I was able to tend to the others without leaving her. A thousand thank yous. Thank you so much and God Bless, Bevis, Theresa & our 17 fuzzies
Thank you again ladies. Here are a few pics of the kids enjoying some of the beautiful bedding you sent, and they all send their love and thanks
God Bless You Sweet Angels Tim
OMG but this is AWESOME bedding as usual. Such lovely colors & soft/warm hammies/sacks to match. My crew is ever so thankful to all you caring ladies.
The sling for the sick baby is just a blessing.It will sure be used & I wish I’d had it with Nancy. This will help so many shelter ops out there.
To all of the Crafty Weasels, many heartfelt thanks go to you for all the love you put into the bedding. And it sure holds up to many washings. Sandi Robinson
Box arrived! So many beautiful things in it, we are in overwhelm. I intended to get a note off to you right away but had a family crisis over the weekend and have been mostly on the road the last few days. Please accept our electronic thanks in the meantime.
I wanted to let you guys know I received the box of bedding today, and I am speechless. The ferrets are not however, and they are sending you many dooks of excitement and delight!!!!
This is an amazing and wonderful thing that you guys are doing to help, and it means more to me than you can imagine. At times you see so many bad things with the way people treat their pets, it is easy to forget how much good is out there too. Thank you for helping to remind me that there are many truly caring people out there. Caring people who truly want to help, and I thank you for that.
I give bedding out with each ferret that goes to a new home so they take something familiar and comforting with them. Doing this I truly believe is a good thing, helping them adjust to their new home while retaining something familiar, but it does at times get expensive. It is worth it though, and this wonderful box filled with bedding will help so much! Thank you guys so much, it will be put to very good use. Daphne
All I can say through happy tears is God Bless Y’all. I could not believe all of the beautiful bedding and the eggs that you sent; you all are truly A God send, words cannot express enough how much your love and caring for us means .. I know God holds A special place in Heaven for each and every one of you Angels .. I can never Thank you enough and the kids are going to love it God Bless all you Crafty Weasels and Thank You For Loving Us .. Tim, Cheryl & Colesferry Ferret Home Kids
Package Attacked by Bandits!
I Just received your box of goodies. WOW! I had no idea. This is a gift from heaven for me. The sacks and bedding I have is over 5 to 12 years old and nothing is free of snag strings. Your bundle of love is just what my kids need. Thank you all. I have attached some pictures of the fuzzies pulling out the goodies and digging in the box.
David B. Brokaw
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I am SOOOO glad that you contacted me! We DID receive it, it is awesome! You guys just rock!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Stacey and the fuzzy bunch
I got the bedding today and oh my gosh! It’s gorgeous! Thank you SO MUCH! That’s just so awesome that you are out there doing this for shelters! I’ll have to get some pictures of it in use to send.
Thanks again! Kevin @ WFRS
I received the bedding just the other day. What a packed box! Thanks so much, the shelter kids are going to love it all, plus the toy! Paula Woodland Wannabe Wild Weasels