Lord Jenkins III
• Surrendered to the Shelter January 15, 2011. He left for the Rainbow Bridge March 4, 2016.
March 5, 2016:
Our Loyal Subject Lord Jenkins, III
It is with great sadness that we have recently learned of the passing from this world of our most loyal and devoted subject, Lord Jenkins, III.
We extend to his beloved widow, Lady Sandy and his seven kits ("one for each colour of the Rainbow." he would often quip to us)our most deep condolences on this loss which is if deeply troubling to us, must be doubly so for them.
As he loyal father before him, Lord Jenkins was most dutiful and served with great joy each of our Royal assignments.
He will be missed by Queen and country most assuredly.
Her Majesty, The Queen
March 4, 2016:
I found Jenkins gone when I went to get him up this morning for second shift.
February 28, 2016:
Jenkins is holding on. He ate 2 bowls of soup tonight, one with meds one without.
February 26, 2016:
I found Jenkins crashed again when I got in from work this morning. He had his meds at 4 am so this looks like a pattern to his end days. I gave him a Dex shot and put him back in his cage, we are probably looking at days not weeks before he crosses over the Bridge. He was up and wanted out of his cage about 10 so I put him in the sick pen for a few hours. He had 2 bowls of soup tonight.
Good morning Mary Ellen, I found Jenkins crashed again when I got in from work this morning. He had his meds at 4 so this looks like a pattern to his end days. I gave him a Dex shot and put him back in his cage but you should know that we are probably looking at days not weeks before he crosses over the Bridge.
Oh, my little sweet Jenkins! FA Mom loves her sweet boy so very, very much and she is glad you're feeling OK. Mom loves you and she will be thinking of you and praying for you over the next weeks. Mom does not know if she will be able to get up to the Shelter for one last visit to her little man but you will be in my heart now and always!!
I love you, Jenkins! You have been a very good ferret to your Far Away Mom!
Far Away Mom Mary Ellen
February 25, 2016:
Jenkins has climbed back up in his hammock so he is feeling better this morning. He spent the night in the sick pen.
February 24, 2016:
I discovered Jenkins working on an Insulinoma crash. I had to stop to take him into the ferret room to get him a Dex shot, I put him in his cage to be safe if the Dex did not work. He was responsive when I got home, while doing meds I offered him his soup, he was weak but did eat it.
This morning he was better but he must still be unstable on his feet I found him in his sleep box instead of his hammock where he prefers. He ate 2 bowls of soup this morning, staying in is box. I set the bowl close so he could stay under is blanket.
February 22, 2016:
Jenkins is back to his silly self.. he actually crawled up on my bed to see what I was doing last night. He had Mum's space for the night.
February 17, 2016:
Jenkins is doing better, I had him in the sick pen all day, feeding him soup every couple of hours. I found black icky poo so I decided I was going to keep that little tummy full of soup so the ulcer could not progress. I guess I filled him up because after he ate his bowl with meds in it; I gave him a second bowl he only ate half. I love it when I fill them up on soup.
February 10, 2016:
Jenkins is feeling so much better on his meds that he was in the bean box this morning raising all kinds of ruckus.
February 5, 2016:
Jenkins is doing much better, he is on Pred 2 times a day.
February 3, 2016:
I found Jenkins crashed this morning, so crashed I had to give him a Dex shot.
January 02, 2015:
Dear Far away Mom...we got to open our presents today take a look. I (Jenkins picked the blue blanket, see me opening the plastic bag)?
The girls got to open theirs when I was done, they went nuts. Bouncing all over the place. Girls; they are crazy!
Thanks for our wonderful Christmas far away Mom and thanks for helping us take care of our Mum with the Amazon Prime we love you!
August 28, 2014:
Frenchie and Jenkins came home with us, Doc is not so sure surgery is the way to go with their prolapse so they each got a long lasting steroid injection, if that does not help with my continuing the Prep-H then he will re-evaluate in 3 to 4 weeks.
February 5, 2014:
Jenkins is looking so much better and he had a poo and pee that would make any ferret owner proud!
February 4, 2014:
Jenkins is up here with me tonight. I was concerned this morning that he was not showing any signs of real improvement . When I got home from work this afternoon he was the first one I checked on, he was alert and responded immediately to me. He took 20 mls of soup by dropper the first 5 with his meds in it. I thought I was going to have to do fluids and take him to OFD in the morning but I think he is responding well enough to the Moxy, that I am not going to have to do that. I am going to continue with what we are doing and keep him home, he is looking and feeling brighter.
February 3, 2014:
Jenkins has something going on, he is not pooing and peeing well; so I got him started on Moxy tonight. You can see in his little eyes he is not feeling well.
February 15, 2013:
To Jenkins: How is my boy feeling today! Are you in terrible pain from your highly unwarranted attack yesterday?
Far Away Mom is sending you kisses and hugs - XXXXOOOO and lots of deep massage strokes to make her boy feel better. FA Mom is also going to send treats to make her boy feel better. And something else that will make my sweet Jenkins feel better - sharing some treats with his sisters! I know that from personal experience ;-)
I love my sweet Lord and his sisters!
Far Away Mom Mary Ellen
You wouldn't happen to have observed whether or not Daisy's been sneaking out at night and perhaps burrowed an entrance hole into the laboratory of one Dr. H. Jekyll, do you? Dr. Daisy and Ferret Hyde - Yes! That would explain everything!!
February 15, 2013:
As I was shutting down the shelter last night I moved kids about; not thinking I put Daisy in the play room, Jenkins in the play pen – it took less than 30 min to hear screaming coming from down stairs. I followed the distress calls and found Daisy had gotten into the play pen and was beating up on Jenkins. Daisy got put back in the dining room for the night.
November 12, 2011:
Thank You, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank You, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank You, thank you, thank you, thank you! For all my Christmas presents! Jenkins
November 2, 2011:
Dear Miss Troy Lynn – I got my presents; mum took my picture take a look! - Jenkins
Thank You, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank You, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank You, thank you, thank you, thank you!
July 28, 2011:
Jenkins has brown good looking poo so far he is not showing any signs of feeling ill – I still have him on Albon.
July 27, 2011:
Jenkins has had 2 days of icky poo so far he is not showing any signs of feeling ill – I have started him on Albon.
July 26, 2011:
Jenkins - I tagged his cage as suspect – in the play room where there are only 4 cages - hopefully because he is younger he will not get real sick.
July 25, 2011:
Jenkins and Sarah: I found some iffy poo in their cages this morning but I am not too concerned yet – they are brown not green – it stands to reason this is going to affect each of the fur kids – the younger healthier ones will show signs but not get real sick – hopefully that is the case this morning – these two kids are younger and not compromised with other illness.
January 11, 2011, Initial contact, Kit:
Hello, I am writing on behalf of my mother-in-law who has been housing my sister-in-law's ferret and, due to moving and health issues, can no longer keep him. My sister-in-law apparently has no plans to take him back, leaving her at a loss. I was wondering about the specifics of your surrender procedure, and whether or not you happened to have any room at the inn. :)
The little guy is approximately 3 years old, descented, male, and up to date on his rabies [with documentation]. He is allergic to the distemper shot. He is friendly with adults and children and does not display aggressive behavior. He has food, toys, and a 5ft Ferret Nation cage.
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. We had hoped to find him a good home, but know no one who is able to take him in.
I appreciate the friendly atmosphere of your website and hope that you would be able to assist in finding him a kind family that will give him the attention he deserves. Thank you very much for your time, Kit L-W
January 12, 2011, Brenda:
Good Morning Kit – where are you located – when would you want to surrender this little guy - yes we can take him this is what is needed to surrender him to this facility.
Maybe we can find him a home from here - again where are you located - let me know where you are and when you want to surrender him – keep in mind he must be vetted and UTD on vaccines – with documentation - Brenda.
January 12, 2011, Kit:
Hi Brenda, Thank you for your speedy reply. My mother-in-law is in Troy, NY. Would we be expected to drop him off, or do you do pickups? Having never done this before, I was not sure what to expect. She is trying to move by the end of the month, so I believe she would be willing to surrender within the next week. I can speak with her to find out exactly when. Thank you very much, -Kit
January 13, 2011, Brenda:
You will need to drop this little guy off please - I cannot be leaving the fur kids here to go out to pick up the fur kids that need to be surrendered to us - I see your mother in-law lives about 4 1/2hrs south east of us – I will accept this little guy without the distemper shot as long as there is documentation from your vet stating the ferret can no longer have a distemper shots – he will still need a rabies with current documentation - everything that belongs to him as well - what is this little guys name - I drive school bus so a weekend would work best for me it that is possible for you - keep me posted on your plans for this surrender - Brenda
January 14, 2011, Kit:
His name is technically "Lord Finklewink Ambrocious Jenkins III". My mother-in-law quickly shortened it to "Little Guy" Drop off will be no problem; I'll be driving him for her. This weekend would be ideal, but I need to see how the weather holds. I'm located in western MA and we're currently getting a blizzard - If not this weekend, then possibly next--again, weather pending - she is also gathering his medical records from the vet. Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it. -Kit
Cute name – I think we will call him Lord Jenkins III - I need you to keep us apprised on your plans for travel and surrender – I have a late afternoon commitment on Saturday afternoon I will not be available – from 2pm on - Yes you certainly are snowed in up there – we have some snow but not what you are getting - like I said let me know your plans please thank you for taking the time to get the all the medical records from your vet – what food is he eating please– please bring his food and some of the water he is used to drinking so I can slowly acclimate him to what we use here - Lord Jenkins III is the last to have a place to go at this point – he has taken the last space available we are now full – Brenda
Hi Brenda, Thank you very much for taking him in. I've looked at the weather and would like to try for this Saturday [1/15]. Would that be alright? I know you have an afternoon obligation and will have him there by 1pm at the latest. Please let me know if this doesn't work and I can try to have him there earlier - as it stands, I'm going to try for noon, as long as conditions on the road are good. His food is Nutriphase Gold Ferret Formula. He will be dropped off with a new, unopened bag as well as whatever he has left. He has been drinking Troy tap water, so I will bring two gallons of that, as well. We have copies of his entire medical history, as well as notes on the distemper from his vet. Do you have any recommendations for traveling that long with a ferret? I want him to be as comfortable as possible.
As long as you are here before I have to walk out the door at 2 - I must leave on time so I am not going to be able to wait around for you - noon makes me more comfortable I have never heard of that kind of food you are using so please do bring a new bag of food I have no idea where I would find it around here. If you have a cat carrier you can put him in that – with water and food papers in the back for his potty – blanket for him to sleep in. See you Saturday Brenda.