I wanted to share pictures of the gerbils I brought home 20 days ago. Since my hamster died at the beginning of last month, and it's strange for me not to have something to care for not that I intended any disrespect to my hamster. She was a super sweet girl who never bit me either, she was a natural model really!
But here are my boys, they're still not used to me so I'm still working with them.
The nicer of my boys, he lets me handle him. He's very laid back in comparison to his brother, and likes to chew on everything he can get his grubby little paws on.
I originally had him named "Spade" but was convinced to change it because of his love of running. He has not let me handle him at all yet, and actually jumps from my hand when I try. But he's accustomed to my scent since I handle him and Ace on a daily basis.
Both of my boys on their wheel.
When I have the cash I'm getting them one of these:
So they'll have room to dig to their hearts content since gerbils like to tunnel, and it gives Dash more places to run around.
I have two cats- Sox, my geriatric beige crank of a cat and Bloo, my temperamental seal-point Siamese. Peter, the stark black runt of the group, sadly passed away not too long ago. He was never a healthy cat, but I hope his time with me and my family was a good one. Sox and Peter were rescues and Bloo was given to me.
My parents have three dogs, and while not mine, I love them dearly- Eddie (who's a girl but was named Eddie after the dog from Frasier), Max, and Chewy. All three are rat terriers that were given to my parents from someone who couldn't keep them anymore.
Hopefully I can get pics of them here. I have a bunch on my phone but none on my computer.
@Chibster; Your pets are gorgeous! And Pumpkin's eyes sparkle, which is really neat.
And I get that sentiment, this thread is more like a general pet thread really.
@ocelotlrama; They all sound lovable, would definitely look forward to seeing pics if you can get any.
Since I forgot them in my initial post, here's my dog Chika. And Mocha my rabbit.
Chiquita (more commonly known as Chika), my Chihuahua. She has a cherry eye but it doesn't hinder her at all, in fact for a Chihuahua that's 4 going on 5 she's really playful. And when she's not playing she's sleeping all day long. But she is definitely interested in Ace, and Dash she likes to watch them run and tries to say hi, so overall really friendly for a chihuahua.
Chika in the bath, you can't tell but it's her "I hate you so much right now" face.
Chika laying on my bed, she looks goofy in this pic so I had to share.
Chika in a sweater.
Mocha my rabbit. It probably wasn't the best thing to do back then but we took Mocha in since she had a bad leg when she was a few weeks old (my cousin was the one who caught Mocha). She's been with us since then, and now it's a case of not wanting to release Mocha to unfamiliar surroundings since she's accustomed to a cage and exploring my dad's apartment. I like to think she's pretty happy though, she enjoys the food and treats we give her along with various toys. Mocha's also rather curious too and loves to explore all the places around the apartment, but is a bit shy when interacting with people.
Here are some pictures of my Australian shepherd, Melia. I brought her home in March and her first birthday was in May. She’s not a rescue, but the beginning of her life was pretty rough. When she was a young puppy, she was sold to a family in California who intended to move to Australia and breed her. When they decided that bringing her overseas would be too much work and money, they sent her back to her breeders in New York. During this time, Melia received no training (other than being housebroken and crate trained). Now she has a forever home with a big yard and she gets plenty of love and attention (and she’s quite spoiled). She’s very affectionate and eager to learn, and I think she truly appreciates all the things she has now. She's my first dog and she's just wonderful. Her interests include food, rolling in the grass, getting belly rubs, chasing rabbits, chewing up cardboard, running along the shore and snapping at waves, playing chase at the dog park, picking apples in the backyard and playing keep away with them, and did I mention food?
This is Ricki. She's a Dutch Shepherd. Despite being intelligent, she often looks kind of stupid, as she tends to stick her tounge out for no reason. She's also a little short for her breed, and somewhat chubby, but I love her.
And this is Bitten (her name sounds better in norwegian). She's two years younger, and a mixed breed. My father bought her for me and my sister, and insisted that she would be "our dog" becasue he doesn't like small dogs. In the end he was the one buying her sweaters though.
Awww... Seeing all these pictures of pets makes my heart melt... and is causing me to miss my dogs so bad, it's hard to explain in words. Tuffy and Tommy have gone missing for 1 and 2 years respectively now, and I hope they are doing fine wherever they are now, and that me and my family manage to successfully track them down in the very near future.