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Remembering the fight to protect ferrets

Remembering the fight to protect ferrets

Buddy and Gumby squirm around like furry worms on speed. Their bodies stretch and collapse into balls, their paws clambering for an object that seems eternally just out of reach. They’re escape artists. Look away for a minute and they’ll sneak inside your dishwasher or reclining chair — perhaps bringing your glasses with them.

"They’re like kittens that never quite grow up into cats,” said Diane Rogers, a former Baltimore resident and founding member of the Baltimore Ferret Club and Shelter.

"They make me laugh," said Jim Brown, a friend of Rogers' and another of the club’s founding members.

These are no casual ferret owners. Brown presents a T-shirt...