Thursday, March 02, 2017
Baggins was fine this morning. This afternoon he was a little quiet, and not his usual bouncy self, but we weren't too concerned. This evening he got worse. Then - around 8:45pm - we lost him. We suspect it was a stroke, since he seemed to suddenly lose control of his body and become weak, followed by a few seizures, and then his little heart giving out.
Baggins was getting up there in years for a gerbil; he turned three in early January. But that fact doesn't make it any easier. We're still going to miss the little guy.
He was a friendly and happy little gerbil, who could have taught a lot of people some valuable lessons about not stressing over things you can't control. Even after losing his brother, Bilbo, almost a year ago, he still kept his cheerful and positive attitude.
Rest in peace, little gerbil pal... We'll miss you!
January 6th 2014 - March 2nd 2017