The Last of the Mohicans
Just walked by the gerbil cage and threw in some food, like I do every night. I started to walk away.....wait a minute?
They didn't move. Bad sign. SHIT! I take off the top and sure enough.....both are dead.
Gumby & Pokey
I guess it was true, that they only live 3 years or so. (these ones lived for 4) The 'boy' may be a little upset. At one point in our gerbil ownership we were up to 23 gerbils (the breeding was very hard to control) and Gumby and Pokey were the last of the lot. Even with the short life span, (or because of it) I recommend them highly as a pet.