Ricky the ferret coiled contentedly around Rich Dyer’s neck at the Real Change offices just before New Year’s.
Ricky, named after Rich by his wife, has white fur with darkened tips around him and little bits of yellow here and there. Stretching up from Rich’s shoulder, Ricky stretches and lets out a tiny yawn before laying back down again.
Lots of Real Change vendors have pets, but mostly dogs and a few cats. Rich adopted the ferret about a year back after he observed Ricky’s previous caretaker treating the animal badly.
Rich offered to take care of him.