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All Gerbils Go To Heaven

Posted on 2008.06.09 at 19:33
Current Mood: calmcalm
I feel obliged to notify you that Gerbilee passed away on Sunday night. CC was getting ready to go to bed and was feeding each gerbil its semi-nightly meal worm (yum) when she noticed that Gerbilee was motionless at the bottom of her cage, rather than eagerly awaiting the prized meal worm. Gerbilee’s sister, Gerbilann, who resides in the adjoining cage, seemed entirely heedless of this development and simply wanted her worm.

It is not my intention to make light of this situation; I guess I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. I am sad for CC, who raised these two since they were babies and was very much upset by last night’s discovery. I certainly got more than a little emotional at the passing of our cats Tick-Tock and Brownie a couple years ago, so I am not one of those people who scoffs at emotional attachments to non-human friends. Still, I never established much of an emotional tie to the gerbils, so my emotions towards them are somewhat indirect, looking through CC’s eyes. But since I have spoken of the gerbils on various occasions in this journal, I thought I should mark Gerbilee’s passing.

Comments:


(Anonymous) at 2008-06-10 19:55 (UTC) (Link)

Gerbil Heaven

Thanks, Chuck. I appreciate your hat tip to my little friend. As to whether or not she went to heaven...I have my concerns. She was a little PISTOL...dominating Gerbilann until I had to separate them, biting me once and drawing blood when I tried to stop her from beating up her sister, getting loose and biting Si on the nose. But regardless of where she is right now, I still miss her. Routines are hard to break and furry friends are always missed when gone. (We'll talk about Bun Butt when the time comes as she is definitely an exception.) CC
(Anonymous) at 2008-06-11 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
aww, please tell CC I'm sorry to hear she lost her little friend! We do become attached don't we? Hope you guys are well!
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2008-06-11 00:52 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure CC will be happy to hear from you . . . by the way, who are you? When I get postings from non-LiveJournal members, they appear anonymously. Might this be Cheryl S.?
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