Friday, May 13, 2011

Too Specialized

I used to make fun of the fact that my daughter and son-in-law had an appliance which was specifically a quesadilla maker.  I would just use a frying pan.  What next?  A left-handed screwdriver?  Imagine my surprise at this item in the Craig's List under free:

ferret shampoo (Nampa)
If you have a ferret, you now how expensive it is. Cucumber melon scented. Only used 4 times before we lost our ferret.
I am curious.  Is there a version for ferrets with oily fur, and another for those with dandruff?

11 comments:

dmurray said...

I have always liked George Carlin's "left nostril inhaler" example of what is available in America. I am not sure he was criticizing consumerism. The rest of the world aspires to our prosperity.

Thanks! Keep up the good work!

Robin said...

Why would I want my ferret to smell like a cucumber?

Anthony said...

Robin - to throw off predators.

bombloader80 said...

"Why would I want my ferret to smell like a cucumber?'

Because "cucumber scented ferrets" would be a good name for a rock band?

Mauser said...

Well, they're kinda shaped like one....

Guffaw in AZ said...

I knew someone years ago with a pet ferret, named Faucett.
Ferret Faucett
Maybe it's a hair thing?

jdege said...

I have to special-order shampoo for my rough-coat Jack Russell. They make specialty shampoos for wire-haired terriers, but none of the local pet stores carry it.

Ordinary shampoo softens the coat and turns him into a fluff ball. Wiry coat shampoo preserves the coarseness.

Robin said...

Well, sure a cucumber scented ferret would throw off predators, but what predator would eat a second ferret? Have you ever smelled one?

But then again, being cucumber scented would make them vulnerable to being attacked by a goat.

Sigivald said...

Mustelids get stinky. You want to wash your ferret, I think. (And boy, is that a good euphemism...)

And I imagine they might want specialized shampoo to not cause skin problems, so that explains that.

Scent is just a bonus.

Ian Argent said...

I would say that this is a great example of American Exceptionalism. See an opportunity, make a market.

TOTWTYTR said...

How does one lose a ferret? You should be able to track him down just by the cucumber scent.