Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Gerbils ... for Teri

Apparently Teri of Family Tree Junkie is hooked on gerbils (I found this out via Dick Small, who knows everything). And when I say "hooked" I mean totally and completely in love with them.

Gerbils are cute little creatures, as most would agree, but they are no match for Brad Pitt and George Clooney or even my ex-boyfriend Brian (Teri's friend) or my ex-fiance Peter Pan Small. They are related to rats, for heaven's sake--hence the name "desert rats." They're rodents! Cute rodents, but rodents nonetheless.

Think it over, Teri! Don't give up on humans just yet!!


Blogger Beth said...

Rodents aren't cute. They're furry deathtraps, carrying disease and plague in their tiny teeth.

Is it obvious that rodents frighten me?

Sep 5, 2007, 6:47:00 AM  
Blogger Nobody™ said...

Those little bastards bite. I know, I've seen 'em do it. And it hurts.

Sep 5, 2007, 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Yes, Beth, it's obvious. And understandable. Me scared too!

Nobody, they bite? They do? Now I'm very scared.

Sep 5, 2007, 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

humans have SO let me down. Gerbils are better companions. *sob*

Sep 5, 2007, 10:14:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

But they SMELL ... and they're rodents, Teri. Give humans another chance!

Sep 5, 2007, 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

teri, if gerbils are more to your liking, go with them and don't let anyone talk you out of it.

Sep 5, 2007, 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all just so sad...

Sep 5, 2007, 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

It's tragic, Dick. Teri just seems so hooked on gerbils, I don't know if I can dissuade her of this idea.

I'll keep trying though. Please do your part ...

Sep 5, 2007, 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger tmollie said...

They are just cuter rats, still create mess & leave things, ewwww.

Sep 5, 2007, 9:01:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Teri loves them TMollie and I can't dissuade her of this obsession. I bet their noses all twitch and stuff.

Sep 5, 2007, 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

hamsters are cuter than gerbils

just sayin'

Sep 6, 2007, 3:38:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Teri prefers gerbils, Jen. To each her own.

Sep 6, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Teri! Gerbils are the BEST! They don't bite if you tame them, and if you have pet gerbils they can't spread anything bad. And how do I know? Because I have two gerbils of my own! Plus, their sisters! They are just the cuteist! :)

Dec 23, 2007, 9:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Gerbils ♥ said...

Teri, just so you know, I'm on your side. Gerbils are WAY better then people. So don't let anyone who don't like gerbils bug you. Besides, you can do anything with gerbils!

P.S It does not hurt when a gerbil bites you. It just feels like a small pinch. And Jen, just so you know, gerbils are the cuteist rodents EVER! :) Teri, you rock!

Jan 1, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  
Anonymous I ♥ Gerbils said...

Gerbils are the BEST! Teri is right. And, Teri, just so you know, I'm on your side. So don't let anyone who doesn't like gerbils bug you! Because eveyone should know that gerbils are the BEST rodents EVER!!!!!

P.S. Jane, gerbils are WAY better then hamsters! THEY ARE THE BEST RODENTS IN THE WORLD!!! Rock on, Teri!

Jan 1, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gerbils are very nice. Mine are sweet and do not bite. And just for the record they are not closely related to rats. They are just both rodents

Jan 23, 2011, 3:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teri is a legend. Gerbils are so sweet. All my friends have had gerbils and you're so right in saying gerbils are better than humans. For a start, gerbils don't go killing other animals for no reason... apart from my gerbil who bites crickets heads off and gets really hyper. He runs all over the floor.:) Justine runs like a rabbit; with her butt in the air and really slow. She keeps coming back to us for comfort ;D Sorry for saying so much I just LOVE GERBILSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Mar 22, 2011, 4:35:00 PM  
Anonymous NaRWhaaLS said...

It's ME AGAINNNNNNNNNNNNN! I luuuurve gerbils and my gerbil is black so is called Usher LMAO and my other gerbil is blond so we called him Justin (Bieber) but we found out she was a girl so now she's called Justine. Just thought the names'd confuse you, so... I wanna shut up but I love talking about them and how they hide under my sofas and how when Usher gets hyper his eyes go really wide and his ears point up, and when they eat they shut their eyes, and how when I open the door, they run on the roof of the gerbilarium.... I JUST LOVE THEM!

Mar 22, 2011, 4:38:00 PM  

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