Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Additions to Our Family

For months, Sarah and Abby have been asking for their own pets. They started with puppies, moved to kittens, and finally settled on gerbils, hamsters, or guinea pigs. Last weekend, after a few days of research, we decided to add two gerbils to our family.

Introducing Sasha and Miley! Sasha is Sarah's, and she's a little bit darker. Miley is Abby's, and she's lighter and a little smaller. I never had gerbils when I was growing up, so I really don't know much about them. But they seem fairly easy. They're still getting used to us, so I hope they'll get more social in time. Right now it's hard to get them out of the cage and they won't sit still for us to hold them. We like to take them into Sarah's bathroom, put towels under the door so they can't escape, and watch them run around and explore. They really are very funny.

Bailey and Ellie are very interested in them. They sit on the stairs, or in a chair near the cage, and stare for hours. Yesterday, Sasha squeezed past the towel under the door and raced out of the bathroom, only to find a very eager Bailey waiting outside. Fortunately he only sniffed her, and she ran back into the bathroom safely. Right now he's standing on a chair, looking into the cage and wagging his tail. I think he just wants to be friends!

1 comment:

Lane said...

They ARE fun little animals... but who gets to clean the cages?:) The girls will have lots of fun doing that! Nice cage choice though!
Love A*F,