It cries out for a caption contest, doesn't it?
The WSJ (Google link here) reports on a desperate need:
Frustrated by the dearth of holiday movies for ferret lovers, Alison Parker, a Vancouver-based filmmaker, directed “Santa’s Little Ferrets,” which she plans to start shopping to television networks early next year. “If you’re a dog or cat person, you’re covered when it comes to holiday movies,” says Ms. Parker. “There’s nothing out there for people who have ferrets.”Most of the article addresses the compulsion to dress up our animals in seasonal themes, which I understand very well. My smallest dog always acts like she's cold, snuggling under blankets if the house falls below 72 degrees. It seemed a perfect excuse to buy her an adorable little snowflake-patterned sweater this Christmas. I can't quite decide if she likes it. She certainly objects to being put into it, but is the look she gives me afterward one of grateful warmth, mute anguish, or just her usual inscrutable googly-eyed stare? My niece reports that her chihuahua loves being dressed and rolls over in anticipation. This is not my experience.
“Treating a pet like a family member makes you feel really happy,” [pet stylist Dara Foster] says. “If people could put a Christmas sweater on a fish, they would.”Oh, don't count us out yet. But I think my dogs would prefer finding some Christmas ferrets under the tree. I'll never forget, some thirty years ago, watching a housemate's cat run up the trunk of a fully decorated Christmas tree, pursued by a single-minded visiting dog.