Two weeks ago, we opened our home to a couple of guests who had no family to spend Christmas with. They were going to be in need of companionship, in need of comfort, food and care. There was no way I could say no.
I had never met them before so I must admit that I was a little apprehensive at first. I worried about all sorts of things. How comfortable would they feel in our home? What would they want to eat? Would they mind the fact that we have a dog?
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I was probably worrying for nothing. After all, they came with two pages of instructions, a bag of food, two bags of bedding, and a cute little wheel for exercise. And best of all, my son was so excited to have them come home with us!
Apparently a lot of children at school really wanted to take them home for the two-week Christmas break. You see, they live at school.
Here was their car ride to our home...
Meet the gerbils! You can only see one in the picture above but there are two. They are two boys. Brothers maybe?
So far, they have been perfect guests. And so far, yes I have touched them but no, I haven't picked them up. Let's not push it!
The science teacher said that they like to chew up paper towel rolls for fun. Here they are below enjoying their "hobby".
Our dog Lizzy doesn't seem to mind having them around. As a matter of fact, she likes to lay down not too far from them. Maybe to keep an eye on them and make sure they don't get out?!
At 16, she's used to being the only pet in the house you know.
Poor thing suffered a small injury to her paw yesterday and had to go for a trip to the vet. See her little paw all bandaged up? I'm sure she'll be fine in a few days.
I sure hope all of you are enjoying some relaxing and fun holidays with your family and friends. May this new year be filled with sweet blessings and memories to treasure forever.