Gerbal #3 is now in the pet graveyard. A real bummer because she was a pretty cool gerbil. Came home from TMT and it seems that the boy left his bedroom door open. :( Gerbil was nowhere to be seen and the cage was still closed! (Although later made the realization that the boy had not been putting the clips back on the top part which means there was nothing actually locking it down.) He was very upset and after some consolation we went back to unloading from the weekend - I was in the garage getting the laundry started when the cry of "MOM" went out - the boy had found the remains of the beloved gerbil in dad's office. Pretty gruesome. A burial ensued, but it did not involve all of said gerbil as the head was missing. After the burial we headed off to <lj="peacockharpy">'s house for the Memorial Day festivities. But, there is more to this taie. When the boy went to bed that night he came bounding back out - as the gerbil head was in his bed! Ugh! I have been pretty sick of Cicero's antics (one of the cats) but this about put the icing on the cake.