What is it like to keep ferrets as pets? Ferrets Underfoot provides some entertaining and intriguing answers. This is the personal story of an artist (primarily a wood carver and soapstone sculptor) who developed a passion for ferrets. She describes how, with no knowledge of these creatures, she became addicted to them after seeing one with its owner in a laundromat and another in a supermarket. Her adventures in learning to live with pairs of ferrets, first in an urban setting and then in the semi-wilderness, are narrated with a light, whimsical touch, sometimes also in a philosophical vein as she learns lessons in living from her pets.
About the Author:
Kate Woods lives in an old cabin, part of a former logging camp on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. She describes the intricate details of forest and shore as she explores them with ferrets as guides. Ferrets Underfoot is illustrated with her own line drawings and colour photographs.