The Heartwarming Story Of A Blind Gerbil's Quest For Friendship

Peppy was a simple gerbil who loved food, exploring, and — most of all — his friends. Despite his disability, he lived a life full of fun and adventure.

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In his new environment, Peppy used his other senses to theorize about the world around him.

His paws and whiskers told him when he was about to reach a wall or a cliff, and he almost always stopped just in time.

Soon Peppy was introduced to another disabled gerbil, named Chilly.

Chilly and his brothers were born without feet—either that or they were disfigured by a stressed-out mother. They couldn't jump as high, but they got around just fine.

Finally Peppy had a friend to groom...

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The trio spent many happy (and sleepy) months together.

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So, so sleepy.

Peppy's favorite pastime was hanging out in a box while Conrad chewed on it.

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Peppy started losing his hearing, so he developed a habit of standing annoyingly close to his friends to find out what they were doing.

And Conrad learned to tolerate Peppy getting in the way.

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One day Peppy and Conrad met a new neighbor: Nemo.

Peppy got along with everyone, but Conrad and Nemo needed some time to get to know each other. The mesh barricade gave them a safe way to interact.

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