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 thoughts on “R.I.P. Gerbil

  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. : )  

  2. 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….  

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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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