Doctor Who Season 2 Finale

I just watched the season finale on Sci-Fi last night. Army of Ghosts and Doomsday. This finale was the best so far. Daleks and Cybermen at once. By the end of Doomsday, I was literally in tears. It was that good. Billie Piper played her role as Rose so good. Seeing her and The Doctor separated broke my heart. I have been a Doctor Who fan for many years. No Doctor Who episode ever made me cry. I can't wait for next season. I hope the Sci-Fi channel picks it up for another season.

I know had dreams about the show. When a show has an effect on me, I end up dreaming about it.


Myrtle Beach SC Vacation & Knitting

We had such fun in Myrtle Beach last week. Such nice warm weather in the 70s as compare to our Ohio weather.

I found this cool knitting store called Knitting Up A Storm. It is located in North Myrtle Beach.

2100 Highway 17 S # 2
North Myrtle Bch, SC 29582
(843) 249-6562

Be sure to call and ask for directions or you will ger lost. This is a picture of the storefront:

I did lots of knitting during the week. Mostly in the evenings while in the room. I made some small kid hats and small Santa Boot Christmas Stockings.


Digger and Digger 2

Digger has been getting super friendly lately. She always seems to want to come out. Her favorite place is perching on my shoulder. Trixie is getting better and better with me everyday. She does jump into my hand once in awhile but does not like to crawl all over me yet.

Here is a super cute picture of my other Digger in a pumpkin.


Sunday's Introduction

The introduction between Digger and Trixie went partly well. We took off the partition Sunday (10/24/2006) morning. They showed the normal stuff. Digger showing that "SHE" was boss. Lots of squeaking and their was some grooming. They even chewed cardboard together. In the afternoon, Digger decided that she was in heat. Trixie couldn't deal with it and Digger was irritable. So the partition came back on about 6:15pm. We will try a 2nd attempt on October 1st.

I think it will go better this time. They are sniffing each other when we hold the gerbils. Absolutely no aggression. Trixie was in her jar when we picked them up to swap sides this morning. Digger suprised us by rushing right in the jar with Trixie. Just sniffing. No aggression. She wanted to be with Trixie. Digger came right back out.


New Gerbil

We got a new gerbil buddy for Digger last Wednesday (13th). She is a beautiful grey agouti. 10 months old. We named her Trixie. She is currently being split caged with Digger. Digger is about 9 months old. We got her from a local Breeder. The same one that we got Digger, Speedy and Gimpy from.

Little Dagger

We lost little Dagger 2 days later (9/9/2006). She was fine the night before and Saturday morning she must have has a stroke overnight. She was very listless. Very unaware of her surroundings. We kept her as warm and comfortable as possbile. She died 2 hours after finding her. She was close to 4 years old. A rescue gerbil. A tribute to all my passed on gerbils are on my gerbil website.


Speedy Passed On

We lost our little Speedy September 7th. She was very sick over the Labor Day Holiday. Between Friday and Saturday. We got less than 5 horus sleep. The emergency room took real good care of her. Gave her a Baytril shot and 2 hours of oxygen. We didn't think she would make the night but she did. She actually improved. She was feeling her normal gerbil self on Labor Day and 2 days after. The morning of the 7th, she took a turn for the worst. She left us about 8:10am. This is the last picture I took of Speedy on Labor Day. She was a extremely special gerbil and talented. She could spin a wheel with her front paws.


Dagger Update

Little Dagger (black) is doing just fine all by herself since her buddy Cloak passed on. We have been giving her extra attention and lots of out of cage time. She is have a blast. She i becoming more of a people gerbil. Always wanting to come out.


Gerbil Passing

I lost my little gerbil Cloak yesterday morning. I think it was some kind of infection. I didn't catch it quick enough to take her to the vet. I had a vet appointment sheculed for Tuesday morning so I took in her buddy Dagger to be sure everything was ok. The vet did find a slight wheezing and we got her on meds right away. Poor Dagger was upset all day looking for her friend. I was so upset that I took the entire day off for work.

I wasn't as bad as when I lost my little Gimpy back on February 14th. Yep. Valentine's Day. She was my first gerbil. But I still cried.


Update on Family

Cloak got off the Baytril last week. It seemed to make her feel better for the short term. I let Cloak and Dagger out to play this evening. It perked them up. They are now about 3 years, 8 months old. That is old for a gerbil. Cloak is breathing hard but doing all her normal gerbilry stuff. Chewing, eating, grooming, drinking, chewing on cage bars. Dagger is just fine.

Frankie is a little better. Less itching. Frankie is getting to be an old mouse also. Likes to spend much of his time sleeping in his TP in his loft of his home but he eating and drinking just fine.

Speedy and Digger are doing just fine.


Sickness in the family

I have 2 pets that are on medication. My pets are me babies.

My little Mouse Frankie that has chronic itching is now on antibotics. He is healing and is itching less. I think it was an allergic reaction to the aspen that he used to be on. He is now on Carefresh and loving it.

My little 3 1/2 gerbil Cloak was breathing hard a couple of days ago. I started her on Baytril. She seems to better now but will continue treatment for at least a week to 10 days.


Pictures of my Pets

My Gerbils - All little girls

Speedy Digger Cloak Dagger

My Mouse Frankie


Welcome to my Gerbils and Knitting Blog

Hello and welcome. Blogspirit went to non free so I came here. This is where I will be talking mostlyl about my pet gerbils and mouse. I also knit so I will also be talking about knitting.