View Full Version : Play well at the bridge, Buddy.

03-11-2011, 01:48 AM
Am I allowed to post a memorial for him here, as he's a Gerbil?

I got Buddy and his brother (Murphy) from P@H on the 8th of January 2009. Buddy was always the shy one and would only come near me if his brother was nearby. I tried so hard to tame him properly, he was always wary but tolerated handling and cuddles in the end.

He and Murphy were inseperable, always playing, tunneling, eating and sleeping together. Never once did they argue.

Then I woke this morning to find them 'sleeping' on the Megazorb which I found odd so I went over to find Murphy laying next Buddy who had sadly passed at the age of 2 years 4 months. He was fine last night so I think it was natural causes. It's heartbreaking to see Murphy moping about and frantically searching for his brother. :(

Gone too soon and NEVER forgotten. Play well at the bridge little Buddy. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx

A few pics: (Buddy is the black one)

When they first arrived here.
A couple of weeks ago.

03-11-2011, 01:53 AM
Oh Gosh I'm so sorry...poor Murphy, he seems to miss him so much ;O;
Play well at the bridge, Buddy!

03-11-2011, 02:18 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss of Buddy :( ((((((((((( HUGS )))))))))))) to you and Murphy xxx

03-11-2011, 04:32 AM
Sorry for your loss :( RIP Buddy.

03-11-2011, 04:36 AM
Sleep well Buddy! :( Poor Murphy! Give him extra cuddles from me :( x

03-11-2011, 04:38 AM
Sleep well Buddy, i hope Murphy will be ok x

03-11-2011, 04:49 AM
I'm so sorry for yours and Murphys loss :(
Sleep tight Buddy x x x

03-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Im so sorry, hope you and Murphy are ok xxx

03-11-2011, 11:00 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words. We've just bought a big pot and buried him along with some flowers. xxx

03-11-2011, 11:10 AM
RIP Buddy, hope Murphy is ok :(

03-11-2011, 11:12 AM
Murphy's a little more active now but still a bit confused as to why his brother has gone. :( It's really hard seeing him like this. xxx

03-11-2011, 11:29 AM
I'm so sorry you have to go thru this, it must be awful dealing with your grief and the worry about his brother dealing with is too...sending you all my love

03-11-2011, 11:35 AM
:( I'm so sorry for your loss. I really hope Murphy will be okay. Losing a beloved member of the family is never easy.

RIP Buddy!

03-11-2011, 11:41 AM
Thank you all, it means alot to me. xx

03-11-2011, 01:11 PM
RIP Buddy :( Sending lots of positive vibes Murphys way I hope he will be ok.


03-11-2011, 04:11 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy. So sad for you & Murphy. RIP little one xxx

03-11-2011, 05:10 PM
:( So sorry to hear this, poor you and poor Murphy. RIP little one xx

03-12-2011, 09:01 AM
Awww poor buddy, my thoughts are with you snickers. Playwell at the bridge little man xxx

03-13-2011, 08:22 AM
oh snickers I'm so gutted!
He really was a beautiful little guy and I'll really miss seeing him :(

Play well at the bridge Buddy, I hope you meet my past gerbils up there xxx

03-13-2011, 08:30 AM
Thanks again everyone. You've all been so kind. xxx

03-13-2011, 08:46 AM
Aww i'm so sorry :'( RIP buddy youu'll be missed /xx

03-14-2011, 02:29 AM
You must be heartbroken to have lost lovely Buddy and to have to watch his brother missing him like this, but I'm sure with your love and care Murphy will learn to cope with life on his own.

Have fun at the bridge Buddy, hugs to you and Murphy Snickers xx

03-14-2011, 09:04 AM
He's getting slightly better. It's just worrying as gerbils are well known to die of a 'broken heart' once their cage mate has passed. He seems to be coping okay though.

Thanks for all your support. xx

03-14-2011, 11:57 AM
He's getting slightly better. It's just worrying as gerbils are well known to die of a 'broken heart' once their cage mate has passed. He seems to be coping okay though.

Thanks for all your support. xx

Some of them can and others can live for months after they get over the initial loss. Hopefully Murphy will be one of the ones that copes well :)

03-14-2011, 12:01 PM
I hope so. :) xx

04-08-2011, 01:14 PM
It's exactly one month today since Buddy's passing and I still think about him every day. Murphy has his sad days where he mopes about but other than that he's still going strong. This is the pot we put him in and the first flower has come through!


Hope you're having fun up there, Buddy! xxxxxxx

04-08-2011, 01:20 PM
Beautiful flowers! A very sweet reminder of your friend. Thats' good that Murphy is doing well.

Gizmodo ^_^
04-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Awwww beautiful flowers, a lovely tribute <33
Gizmo's flowers are completely through, i need to take pics