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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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