A Woman Saved a Sable From Dying on a Fur Coat Farm and Gave Her a Loving Home Instead
“I’m a person, not a fur coat,” says Umora, a little sable from Russia, on her Instagram account. And her owner, Zhenya, absolutely agrees with that. For now, they’ve been living together for about 2 years, and their relationship has had its own ups and downs.
We at Bright Side would like to tell you how Umora ended up living with a human being and what it’s like to have such an unusual pet at home.
An unusual dream about an unusual pet
On the 4th of June, 2018, a young woman named Zhenya went to a fur coat farm to get a sable puppy. Her decision was not made on a whim. Several years ago, Zhenya found out that she could save one little life by buying a sable from a fur coat farm and then it became her dream. So when Zhenya finally took a dirty, angry, wild puppy with a cut on its nose back home, she was absolutely thrilled.
On the farm, Umora lived with her 2 little sisters in a cage and was preparing to become a fur coat next fall. So, of course, she had no idea what it meant to be loved and cared for. According to Zhenya, Umora also had a really terrible disposition — she was selfish, arrogant, and short-tempered.
First attempts to make friends
The woman knew that having such an unusual pet would not be easy, but she decided to make friends with the little sable, no matter what.
During the first few months in her new home, Umora didn't see Zhenya as a friend. She would often bite her and didn't want to be touched. But with a lot of patience and time, Zhenya has finally managed to establish a friendly relationship with Umora.
Today, living together is pretty comfortable for both of them. Umora isn't aggressive anymore and sometimes even shows love for Zhenya.
What it's like to live with such an unusual pet
Despite her difficult character, Umora is a very smart girl. She knows how to open doors and how to use her litter box as a toilet.
According to Zhenya, Umora acts more like a cat than a dog. She wags her tail when she feels nervous and you'll never see any regret on her face when she's done something wrong.
After having such a hard time in her early life, Umora became very nervous and sensitive. She's still afraid of loud, harsh noises and will often run away to a safe place if you make a sudden movement.
Umora's favorite treats are honey and berries but she's always ready to steal anything her owner leaves on the table and hide it in her own stash.
In fact, this sable's main hobby is stealing. She'll bring anything she likes to one of her numerous stashes that she protects day and night. And don't even try to get to them back!
Umora is very active and likes to play a lot. When she's in a good mood, she brings her toys over to Zhenya herself.
Another one of her favorite activities is sleeping. She sleeps so well that it's almost impossible to wake her up in the morning to feed!
Living with a sable is not for everyone.
Although Umora's weight is only about 1 kg, she's very strong. If she doesn't like you, she can easily get out of your hands. But if you give her a treat or any other interesting thing that she'd like to steal, Umora may start licking you. This is the way the sable shows her love and affection.
Zhenya says that this little sable has completely changed her life. Thanks to her pet, she has stopped eating meat and has begun to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
However, Zhenya also warns that having sables as pets is a big responsibility. They are not toys and they need a lot of attention because they are born to be wild and are not easily tamed.
Would you like to have an unusual pet like a sable? Tell us in the comments!