Tuesday, May 29, 2012

R.I.P. Gerbil

Sad news, friends.

I walked past Mouse Town this evening and glanced down at Squeaky picking through the food dish. Then I saw Gerbil. She was on her side and she was dead. She was almost exactly two years old. She was the mouse I picked out. I liked her a lot. I'll miss her.

May, 2010 — May, 2012

Alex was kind enough to take care of the funeral services, meaning he put her inside a toilet paper tube and buried her near the other mouse corpses. He did dig her shallow grave with a spoon, so I'm pretty sure he's going to have to dig her up tomorrow when it's not pouring rain and re-inter her. Because I'm not going to do it.

This only leaves Squeaky. Remember Squeaky? She is the mouse with skin problems. She is missing probably half of her fur. I have no idea how that mouse is still alive. She looks like Mousenstein. And I bet she's lonely now.

27 comments:

  1. Awww! Bye, Gerbil!!!
    We're missing our little rodent here, too...our 3 yr old gerbil, Twinkle, died two weeks ago. : (
    Give Squeaky a non-threatening hug from us, or maybe just a little wave or something and a thumbs up. : )  

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  2. Jean, so sad to read of Gerbil's unexpected death. It's been a rough year for this shit.

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  3. I am so, so sorry. But at least you're letting her take a toilet paper tube to heaven. I bet she likes that. 

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  4. So sorry for your loss. It sounds like it's time to go out and buy some new pets!

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  5. So sorry to hear that. I feel very sad for you.

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  6. Awww.  Bye Gerbil.  So glad we got to meet you last year.  Hugs to Team Stimey.

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  7. The mouse saga seems like it was a short and sad one, overall. But with so many good cute pictures.

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  8. Poor mousies. She lived a very happy mouse life.

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  9. Well that just sucks.  I'm sorry.  I do however have three very alive hermit crabs that may take away some of your grief.  Or tadpoles and frogs in various stages of development....  

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  10. Poor little Squeaky... My brother had a mouse named Eugene who had that kind of skin issue.

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  11. Aw, I'm sorry. Rest in Peace, Gerbil.

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  12. i'm so sorry--that is the last thing you needed was to deal with one more death!  i hope that squeaky can offer some kind of solace and comfort, even without his hair...

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  13. So sorry to hear about Gerbil!  She was a cute mouse- merle? If so I have never seen a merle mouse before so she certainly was unique.  I am sure she is in little mousey heaven running around with all the mice who came before her.  Two years is a very respectable age for a mouse- all mice should be lucky to live so long.

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  14. So sorry to hear about Gerbil!  She was a cute mouse- merle? If so I
    have never seen a merle mouse before so she certainly was unique.  I am
    sure she is in little mousey heaven running around with all the mice who
    came before her.  Two years is a very respectable age for a mouse- all
    mice should be lucky to live so long.

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  15. Gerbil was definitely the prettiest of the mice.  
    Condolences.  

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  16. I am really sorry about Gerbil.  Hugs to you.

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  17. I'm sorry. It tough loosing a pet.

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  18.  Did it make Eugene immortal? Because I think Squeaky might be.

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  19.  I'm so sorry to hear about Twinkle. I'll give Squeaky a goldfish cracker and say it's from you. :)

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  20. That's sad. They don't live long enough do they?
    We lost our pet rat just as the boys were planning a 3rd birthday party for him. I was FAR more upset than they were though. They were all...oh poor Sammy...can we get a hamster now?

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  21. They absolutely don't. Quinn had a similar reaction to losing the mice. He also wants a hamster.

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  22.  Also, I'm really intrigued to know what a birthday party for a rat looks like. I imagine that your guys would do well at my house.

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  23. Although we never actually got as far as the party, I think the plan was to include large amounts of cheese. And possibly a game called "Hunt the Rat" involving hours of fun chasing down the birthday boy from behind/inside/under the sofa. 
    But instead we had the burial, which involved less cheese and no chasing at all. And then we bought a hamster. 

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  24.  And of course you bought the hamster. You are an excellent mom.

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  25. We got through 3 hamsters in the end, before I decided we were done with the whole rodent thing. And then we got the dog. 

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