Struggling to cope with the recent death of his mother, young Jake Tyler retreats from his family and the world at large. After being involved in a violent fight with some older boys at school, he winds up in the principal's office with his father who is told that Jake might benefit from professional help. Unfortunately, Jake's father has been unable to help himself through the loss of his wife. When not neglecting his son and daughter as a result, he's furious with them. Jesse (Jake's sister) is so fed up with her selfish father that she moves out of the house but not without leaving her pet ferret, Jasper, to keep her brother company. Jake & Jasper become fast friends as the two develop a strong bond. Yet just as this companionship seems on the verge of prying Jake from his shell, his father threatens to take Jasper away. With the thought of losing his best pal, Jake decides to run away from home and the two get lost in a nearby forest. Then when darkness falls Jake & Jasper not ... Written by
This film depicts the real life relationships between family members and pets. The choreography and music are upbeat and keep things flowing. The actors were superb and played their parts with great emotion and excitement. I give the movie a ten star rating for depicting a ferret as a viable pet and important member of a family. Jasper bonds with Jake and the relationship flourishes. The pair soon become inseparable. And a love is fostered that really shows how well some pets, especially ferrets, make good therapy pets for young and old alike. The director owns a pet ferret and knows best how to portray their unique personalities. Please take the time to "learn" the truth about ferrets. They are such loving, whimsical, comical creatures with uninhibited exuberance!
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