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Thread: So... hooray for coincidences.

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    So... hooray for coincidences.

    it's just so random i had to post it

    i've been kinda-sorta looking for a buddy for my single male gerbil, Bunker... when I got him i thought i was buying two females, and, well, suffice to say the pet store got it wrong. so he's been a bachelor ever since, but gerbils are social and should really have buddies.

    so the other day i was in petco and thinking about that, and when i got home i found a "classifieds" forum on the American Gerbil Society (yes they do exist) website. it wasn't that busy there (several weeks between some posts) but on a whim i posted that i was looking for a single male gerbil in western NY.

    ten minutes later i get an email from a girl in Syracuse who had the exact same thing just happen to her when she bought a pair of "females"... and i'm probably headed to the Syracuse area in two weeks for the SUNYAC men's ice hockey finals. the best part is, her sister goes to my college. so if she still wants to find a home for her male, i guess my Bunky's getting a roomate

    just had to share!
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

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    I love a good coincidence! Gives ya that warm, fuzzy feeling.
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    Be careful, Moonflower. I don’t know your age, but if you saw the gerbil episode of “Rugrats” back in the 90’s you’ll know what I’m talking about…

    All that set aside, I wish Bunky the best of luck with his new roommate!
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    HOORAY for Bunker!!

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    Great Googly Moogly!

    Beware of the yellow snow!

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    here's Bunker... no pics of his possible roommate yet but i'll post them as soon as i get some!

    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    How do you end up with one male after thinking you were buying two females? Did you get home and find he was standing next to a little gerbil mirror or did you find that he had a little inflatable gerbil woman or was it something even more mysterious? But I agree; the odds against the same thing happening to someone else seem astronomical.
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    I think she got a male and female but she wanted two males so she took the female back? Am I right? Why didn't you get another male for him back then?

    BTW Bunker is adorable and VERY handsome! I think they make great pets, I've never had one but I worked in a pet store and it was always a pleasure to clean the gerbils' cage
    Great Googly Moogly!

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    Congratulations. I had gerbils. I loved them. I also had 2 chipmunks.
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