Tyson’s new gerbil, Ron, died this morning. We could tell he wasn’t doing well. He was less active than the other two little guys and wasn’t eating much. Tyson held him as he faded and then was gone. Death is so sad, even a little death.

The other two seem strong and healthy, although there has been considerable gerbil trauma today. Colton’s got away from him and had to be coaxed out from behind the book shelf. And then, Colton tried to grab it and pulled off the tip of it’s tail! Gross.

My biggest worry is that the puddle will get one of them. That would be bad. Very, very bad.