Tuesday, December 15, 2009

RIP Nibbles

A sad night it was last night in the Barnes household. Natalie's gerbil Nibbles passed away. We had her and Kaitlyn's gerbil Lucky for a little over a year. A fun family pet it has been. Tears were shed. More so by Kaitlyn than Natalie. We told Natalie we could go get another one if she wanted. She wasn't sure at first. I told her to think about it. They wanted to know why it happened. I'm afraid there will be no Gerbil autopsy though. We don't know what happened to her. Maybe she got sick, maybe she was just old, maybe it was her time. We had a good run though. And Nibbles will be missed.

To help fill that void though Natalie did decide she wanted another one. So last night we went to the pet store to find one. She found this cute little brown one. Very friendly little guy. Just a baby really. So we asked the lady if we could put them in the same cage with our other one. She said it should be fine since Lucky always had a mate. So we brought the gerbil home and went to put her in the cage and Lucky was not happy. She went right after the new gerbil, who was not named at that time. The kids were devastated. Joe separated them and put the new one in a new cage. Let me tell you the new one was holding her own with Lucky though. Of course the last thing we needed was to loose another one. Natalie finally came up with a name for our new little friend though. Her name is Penny. So now we have Lucky and Penny.

Still, Nibbles will be forever missed. We hope you RIP Nibbles. Know that Lucky, Natalie, Kaitlyn, CJ, Joe, and Monica all miss you too. Have fun with our pet fish Swimmy in animal heaven.

This is Lucky. Nibbles looked just like her except the markings on her back were a little different.

Our newest addition to the family, Penny. Welcome to the family Penny. You can't tell by this picture, but she's a feisty little gerbil.