Featured Employee Pets: Hocus & Pocus

by DFS-Pet-Blog on September 5, 2011

Employees at Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Supplies share their passion for pets by writing stories and experiences about their own pets here on our Pet Blog. Learn more about their pets in our Featured Employee Pet Series.



  • Favorite Treats: Scrambled egg with Liver Bites
  • Favorite Possession: Any toy that squeaks or chirps
  • Hobbies (Talents?): Escaping playpens, digging in dirt or sand, terrorizing the cats


  • Canine Siblings: JP and Mo (Chinese Cresteds)
  • Feline Siblings: Pandemonium and Dozo
  • How they found their home: I drove all the way down to Chicago to adopt Hocus and Pocus from a fellow online ferret forum member originally from Tennessee. At a year old, both ferrets had dark brown or black markings. Now at five, they are almost totally white and it’s nearly impossible to tell which one is which unless you have them side by side (Pocus is slightly bigger)! Hocus is my quick-witted troublemaker that never slows down, while Pocus is my laid-back boy who appreciates a few snuggles before being set down to play. They’re both such cheerful, enthusiastic creatures that it’s impossible to be in a bad mood around them.


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Rosemary September 5, 2011 at 8:26 am

So cute! I’ve liked ferrets sice I met my first one over 20 years ago, but decided that they would be too much for me. I have enough trouble keeping track of cats, and something that can hide better than a cat is a pet I can’t deal with.

Keri K. September 7, 2011 at 8:06 am

Thanks, Rosemary! Ferrets can be a handful… more like an armful! They’re definitely more “work” than our cats, but that’s part of the fun, too. And nothing’s better at discovering things like holes under your cabinet baseboards than a ferret…

Stacey March 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

I love the names Hocus and Pocus. I had a pair of girl ferrets that I had named Mishap (Missy) and Mayhem (May) and they fit their names perfectly. Missy was always having accidents – falling off furniture, rolling out of her hammock, you name it and May was well Mayhem. I had to ferret proof one room to the max and that’s where they played. there was no way to proof the whole house from May. πŸ™‚ Well Missy got into one too many mishaps and had to be euthanized and poor May just quit after. They had been together since they were babies and I guess she just didn’t want to go on without her “sister”.
Took me awhile but I rescued a girl that was in a bad situation and as you know you can never have just one. πŸ™‚ So now we have Snackers and Raven – they are a handful and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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