I subscribe to an electronic mailing list about ferrets, appropriately entitled the Ferret Mailing List, or FML. The FML has existed since 1987, and over 5,000 daily digests have been sent out to a membership that is now past 3,100 - impressive for an electronic mailing list.
FML subscribers love their little fuzzies very much, and they're more than ready to post all sorts of useful information and advice on training, food, illnesses, etc., not to mention cute stories, poetry and other fun stuff. When a beloved furkid crosses the Rainbow Bridge or gets lost in the big, wide world, the grieving human parent will announce the sad news on the FML, and these folks are always ready with words of encouragement and support. Reading these sad messages will tear your heart to pieces; but you realize that there really are people out there who care, and you come to see that there is hope for us all yet.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to
Subscribe FERRET firstname lastname in the body of the message, and stand back.