Although a little on the wild side, two inseparable ferrets have finally tied the knot in a ceremony at Beamish Museum on Christmas Eve. Describes as the ‘Wills and Kate’ of the ferret world, Lady Truffle and Crusher Hoblet held their romantic ceremony at the Chapel of the Pit Village at the Beamish Museum in County Durham.
Organised by their owners at North Pennine Ferret Welfare, each ferret was dressed to impress, with Lady Truffle sporting a beautiful white silk diamante gown, whilst her fiancé looking dashing in a tidy tuxedo for the proceedings.
Streamed live over YouTube, the wedding attracted viewers from around the world – even in America, where the ceremony began at 5:30am, with gifts and messages of support arriving from Australia and the states. Witnessed by 75 ferret friends and 40 of their owners, the event was then concluded with a reception at the local Pets and Home, in Washington, Wearside where guests were treated to wedding cake made of chicken wings, kibble and lamb livers which were then mixed with gelatine.
Although this may seem like a slightly bizarre way to spend a Christmas Eve, there was of course a serious message behind the fun and games. The event certainly achieved its goal in raising awareness for the North Pennine Ferret Welfare group, which want to encourage people to provide a rescue home to the furry friend in their care.
Owner Karen Webb who runs the centre aims to emphasise what lovely companions ferrets can be, and this event was aimed to remove the negative stereotype that surrounds these often misunderstood rodents, stating ‘They make excellent pets and you can train them to live indoors’.
Check out the video of Lady Truffle and Crusher Hoblet’s wedding, and it’s fully covered in the Northern Echo. What do you think?