Alrighty then! I got a voice mail from the people from TLC who put on "My Strange Addiction" and they want me to appear on the show! They said they saw me in the PBS special. I guess they thought I was REAL special ... just in that short-bus kinda way.
I'm not sure if I should be amused, insulted, excited or what! I honestly can't see how I'm crazy enough to compete with people who eat glasses, Ajax cleanser, their couch cushions, toilet paper ... I just have ferrets and run a ferret shelter. Granted, there are some concessions we've had to make ... Living IN a shelter does make having a regular life a bit difficult but ... an addiction? I can stop anytime I want! (ha ha ha ha ha....)
It's interesting that this should come up now, when I've been actually making some headway on cutting down the numbers (I'm cutting down, really!). Oh my!
I wonder what my shrink and counselor would say?
Can't wait to see what they say. Of course, I left a message on their machine, saying Sally called, then I realized I'd gotten the name wrong (Sally was the person who called just before I got the message.) Sigh. Sure ... make myself look more crazy.
I dunno ... I wonder what kind of incentive they'd have to get me on the show. God knows it could be a funny show ... So let's take a look in your freezer ... Noooo! It's full of frozen rodents! Rodents? Yeah, that's what my youngest ferret eats. He won't eat kibble. Do you cook for him, too? Nah. He doesn't like cooked food, just raw. What else is in your freezer? Well, ten 10-lb bags of frozen chicken legs and thighs. My! We must like chicken! No, that's for making the ferret's duck soup. We feed it to sick ferrets. Okay. Anything else in there? A couple TV dinners, some pork chops, and 2 or 3 dead ferrets. What?! I'm not going to eat them, silly! They're just hanging out until I can get them cremated. In with your food? Well, the rodents, chickens and pigs in there are all dead, too! Oh my!
Well, can we go sit in your living room? Well, sure, just be careful there aren't any ferrets under the blankets. Where is your TV? It's right there, next to the 5' tall stack of wire shelves that hold all the ferret bedding. Uh-huh.
So, maybe we should look at your dining room? Well ... sure. I have a dining room table. But ... it looks like a folding table that someone put a piece of plywood on. Yeah, that's what it is. Very sturdy. O-kaaaay. What about the refrigerator? Um ... you probably don't want to look too closely in there... it's full of ferret meds, and a dead ferret wrapped in a grocery bag waiting for his necropsy. Necropsy? Yeah, I do those on the dining room table. So what is in your cupboards? The usual stuff ... dishes, bowls, plates, and over here I have cooking supplies. What's in this cupboard? That's where I keep the IV bags of fluids, boxes of syringes and needles, stuff like that. Syringes? Needles? For giving the ferrets their injectable medications, sug-Q fluids, and occasionally draining a blocked bladder. What's in here? That's all the ferret medications. All of that? Yes, it used to just take up one shelf, but I've expanded up to four now. See? Here are the antibiotics, anti-diarrhea meds, herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, and such. Over there are the scalpels, scissors, tweezers, injectable medications, thermometers, tooth scalars ... Scalpels?! How do you think I do the necropsies? Hey, do you want to stay for lunch? Um, no, I don't think so...
Oh yeah. My life is like a Lucille Ball show. Only with ferrets.