Also, Happy Memorial Day from me and the gerbils:
The boys came back to me last night. The family is highly allergic to them. They got tested from their doctor to be sure. They were ok with syrian short haired hamsters. So they are going to get a hammie from a local breeder that I recommended. They named the boys Cherub and Rocket. I am keeping the name Rocket but maybe changing the name from Cherub to Chip after my dad. It was his nickname when he was working.
My two 9 1/2 week old lilac pups got adopted by friends of ours yesterday evening. They are good pups. Very friendly and tame. The family will take real good care of them. They recently lost their hamster. They were really looking forward to adopting them. I will miss them. I watched them being born and grow up into wonderful little gerbils.They love to chew and run in the wheel. They also love their morning Cheerio. The family will send me updates and pictures of them once in awhile. I will let you know what their names will be.
I really thought he wouldn't make it Saturday. He was so sick. The Baytril must mus finally kicked in. By evening he start acting like his normal self. He is now a happy little boy again doing his normal gerbil stuff. He will be on the Baytril until tomorrow morning and the other stuff to next Wednesday.
He is a strong willed little gerbil. He refused to give up. He is a nutmeg but no ticking in his fur. He was dark as a pup but his fur just kept getting lighter and lighter.
April 30, 2011: I attended the AGS New England Gerbil Show in Bedford MA at the Middlesex Community college. I had a blast at the show this year. It was great seeing old friends and making new ones. The public looked like they really enjoyed all the activities and displays at the show. And of course all the gerbils in all their cuteness. Who can resist all the baby gerbils at the show. The crowd was light but there was always someone walking around. We had two Mock Shows and Tube Chew contests. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. We had gerbil races in the morning. We also had a special new activity this year. Maze timed running's. This was enjoyed by all. I hope it becomes a regular activity at future shows. I even entered my own Clarice in the competition. For fun, I enter my black boy Dexter in the afternoon Mock Show and Tube chew contests. Dexter tied for 3rd in his Mock show category. A beautiful Burmese girl won Best in Show. There was a gorgeous PEW boy that so reminded me of my Bud.
My favorite moment this year was Jennifer's Rafe. Last year was climbing shoulders. This year he wanted to jump. He could not get enough jumping from one set of hands to another. He was having a blast. Of course he got a new cozy for being so adorable. Jennifer was amazed at what Rafe wanted to do. There is no stopping this senior gerbil. He is great in the pet class competitions.
I have all my pictures and videos from the show posted on my showpage. The picture shown is my Dexter.
If you attended the show, what were some of your favorite show moments?