Find Your Ferret Before Aging Takes It’s Toll

Black Footed Ferret

Black footed ferret, image modified by Alien Skin. Click image for source.

Hi folks, welcome to my thoughts on ‘what happened.’

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Can we take our dogs and cat, I thought? Deb said, “They might get eaten in Florida.” Uhm!

You have to have a dream for a dream to come true, which is increasingly important as you deal with aging.

I was chatting to my son, Nigel, on the phone the other day and he was discussing his latest project idea, when he said, “Maybe I’m just looking for my ferret again?”

I asked what that was all about, and he said, “Well, as a kid I always wanted a ferret, but I was never allowed to get one. So, I wondered if, when I want something really bad, like a sports car for instance, maybe I’m really trying to get my ferret.” I think that perhaps sometimes he his pursuing lost dreams, and sometimes he just wants to live his dream of today. Which got me to wondering if I’d lost my ferret, and I concluded that I had!

Power of Now

Don’t think about it!

I discussed my ferret with Deb. I even said, “Maybe we could get a sailboat and go down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway? Deb was perplexed and excited, and said, “You get horribly sea-sick, but then, when I worked on a prawn trawler I got horribly sea-sick, and I got over it.

Then I thought, “Retching for days might displace my stent, then I’d die, but I wouldn’t have to deal with the aging process anymore, but I like dealing with aging, it’s interesting!”

Then I thought, “Remember what Gary said, ‘There is no stent.’

I love Ironman, but is that my ferret, or just a habit? Remember, life isn’t about answers, it’s about questions. You won’t find the answer by thinking about it, you have to not think about it, and the answer will come as a feeling of excitement. Love your ferret!!!

Have you found your latest ferret? It’s a critical question, but in the meantime keep on training your ass off, FitOldDog.


Kevin aka FitOldDog



  1. Good question.

    • It is a good question, as you say, Marsha. One that can be difficult to answer, unless one is currently swept away by some ‘obsession.’ I have the odd hiatus, like now, but they pass when something grabs me out of the blue. I like what I’m doing, but it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi!

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