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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 16th, 2008, 9:12 am Thread Starter
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The Good Of Gerbils

The other day Roxanne brought home a clear, plastic box with a yellow lid and some confetti on the bottom. "Look what Elaine gave me," she held it up, "Miniature gerbils. Two of them."

"Why'd she give you those?" I asked.

"She had a bunch." was the reply.

Hmph. Imagine that.

My first inclination was to begin the discussion about why we don't want them. We're grandparents -- grandmas don't have gerbils. Who will feed them? Who will clean the cage? What will we do when they start having babies?

But then Roxanne picked one up and held it gently, a tiny, jittering fluff of wool and warmth in the cup of her hand. For a few minutes I got to watch her become a little girl again, cooing softly to comfort the frightened, helpless creature, as little girls must do.

So, there was no speech. Just between us, I couldn't actually speak.

T.

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post #2 of 10 Old Feb 16th, 2008, 10:15 am
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Hey, that's really cool. I got a little glimpse of you and the missus, but that glimpse spoke volumes. Sorta like when you intercept a look between two people, and you know right away they really love each other.

You are a very cool couple.

Thanks.

You should write more.
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Get a hungry cat.

Cuts down on the gerbil overpopulation.


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Get a hungry cat.

Cuts down on the gerbil overpopulation.

Love your web pages, man. Gotta do the dragon one of these days.

T.

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Hey, that's really cool. I got a little glimpse of you and the missus, but that glimpse spoke volumes. Sorta like when you intercept a look between two people, and you know right away they really love each other.

You are a very cool couple.

Thanks.

You should write more.

And you are very kind. Married 37 years this year. For the most part, it's been easier on me than my wife.

T.

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Thanks Ted. Awesome, as usual. Portions of this story are mirrored in my life with our current kitty-cat "Oreo".


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Ted could write 24 hours a day, and that statement would still hold true. AR is only 1 of 7 states that I haven't visited yet. But when I do ... I'm gonna stock Mr. fenixroyale down and make him spend a few quality moments with me.

Ted, you've been warned!
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C'mon then, Joe. Take you for a ride on the houseboat! I drive the boat, you run the gas grill.

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oh damn, I am going to hell, but this is all I could think of>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0pNeDMowCY


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And you are very kind. Married 37 years this year. For the most part, it's been easier on me than my wife.

T.
24 for me, and counting. It's a great thing when you've discovered all the warts, even the ones sprouting hair, and you still decide you're in love. Or at least in "tolerance."

Gawd, if I keep this up I'll be excommunicated from this and all biker boards. Maybe I should start a gun thread or sumthin ...

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Sorry but when i think of Gerbils there is only one thought
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=136cNGNd7Yg

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