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Ferrets Underfoot: Adventures with Tia, Teasel and Friends

About the Book

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.

ISBN 978-1-926618-00-5
208 pages


“Kate Woods, of Sooke, is “irretrievably in love” with ferrets. You wouldn’t expect this quirk to give focus to an entertaining memoir, but it does…Woods writes perceptively and with a sense of humour.”
Rebecca Wigod (recommending titles to be considered for a list of B.C.’s top 100 books) Vancouver Sun 22 March, 2010

“Animal lovers of all kinds will enjoy this engaging, generously illustrated and well written book, especially when it moves from the city to the bush. Humorously and lovingly told, the story is packed in each paragraph with refreshing word pictures, minute observation, honesty and attention to detail, the product of an artist’s palette.”
Lyn Hancock, author of There’s a Seal in my Sleeping Bag and, most recently, Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon.

About the Author

Kate Woods lives in an old cabin, part of a former logging camp on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. 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.

Shaw TV video of Kate at home with her ferrets:

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