Monday was quite a productive day. The first thing Eddie worked on was the pool in the backyard. He had taken the cover off a few days ago to check on the state of the water. After he spent quite a bit of time fishing leaves off the bottom, adding new chemicals and trying out a new method of keeping the cover off the surface, I helped him stretch the cover back across the pool and begin the anchoring process. If you don't tether the cover to the ground, it'll do a Mary Poppins disappearing act when the wind blows.
Since the weather was mild and glorious, it was a perfect day for taking the ferret cage outside for a good cleaning, too. Here's a before picture:
|Bandit and Sugar Baby in their dirty cage|
After soaking and scrubbing litter boxes, shelves and the wire cage itself, we put it all back together. The wind kindly dried it off for us. Here are some after pictures:
|Closeup of the bottom two sections.|
|The top two tiers|
At bedtime, the ferrets were excited to explore their clean-smelling cage and clean pair of pants (they're crazy about this old pair of trousers that has a lining in it; they like to crawl inside the legs to sleep). Sadly, the new hammock didn't work out. It sagged too low with them in it, so they didn't use it. Tonight we returned one of their older hammocks (freshly laundered, of course) to the cage, and they happily settled down in their comfortable digs. Wish all the rest of the house was that clean!
Hope your bed is nice and comfy, too.