Peppy was a friendly gerbil who got left all alone in the back of the pet store because he was born blind.
Luckily for Peppy, a customer found him and decided to give him a home.
In his new environment, Peppy used his other senses to theorize about the world around him.
But Peppy was a friendly and sociable gerbil, and he needed companionship.
Soon Peppy was introduced to another disabled gerbil, named Chilly.
Finally Peppy had a friend to groom...
...and a cuddly sleeping companion.
Then one of Chilly's brothers, Little Rowdy, came to join the group.
Little Rowdy fit in right away.
The three gerbils all shared a love of sleeping.
And Peppy made a super comfy pillow...
...with room for two.
The trio spent many happy (and sleepy) months together.
Peppy was strong and healthy, and even though they were all the same age, he outlived both of his friends.
But he wasn't alone for long. Soon he found a new best friend: Conrad.
Peppy's favorite pastime was hanging out in a box while Conrad chewed on it.
And Conrad learned to tolerate Peppy getting in the way.
One day Peppy and Conrad met a new neighbor: Nemo.
Peppy and Nemo bonded right away.
Eventually all three gerbils became pals.
When Peppy got old and lost his teeth, he got to eat delicious slurry every morning with his BFF Nemo.
Peppy lived to a ripe old age surrounded by his friends, just like he always wanted.
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