He was always my favorite furry friend...
and now he is gone forever...
So many people thought he was icky or gross but I still loved him no mater what.
Cheshil gave him his prized name, Algernon.
I will remember him forever...
Goodbye Algernon, I hope you made it to heaven...
I will miss and love you forever...
He was so photogenic...
He was a Curious little mouse
He had Red eyes
In the Exersize Ball
April 13, 2004
I went in my room while getting ready for school,
and was going to feed Algernon.
I opened his cage and he was laying my his bowl, and it was full of hay.
He is usally in his house in the mornings.
I picked up his bowl and dumped out the hay nad he still layed there.
Thats when I knew something wasent right.
I put food in the bowl and then picked his water-shroom up.
The shroom was full of hay also, so he couldnt have gotten water.
I ran in the bathroom and as fast as I could i cleaned it out and filled it with cool water.
I went back in my room and Algernon still hadent moved.
I picked him up and he was limp, he wouldnt move. He only blinked at me, one eye at a time.
I got a sunflower seed and cracked it open and tried to feed him but he wouldnt bite it.
He was verry skinny and light.
I didnt realize I forgot to fill his bowl before i left for 4 days.
I held him close and said "Algernon, Please dont die, PLEASE!"
But I couldnt stay, It was time for me to leave and catch the bus.
I got to the bus stop and imidiatly called my dad and told him.
He said he would try to help him when he got home for lunch.
I started crying.
When I got on the bus the guys were making fun of me and the
girls were getting mad at all of them.
When I got to school Caroline made me feal a little better and told me that it would be ok.
I got alot of kids in troble for making fun of me cause
I wasent in the mood to put up with it, i was really sad.
In band class, when we played the second movement of West Highlands,
I thought of words to go along with it, About Algernon.
I was going to help him as soon as I got home, I had planned to grind up his
food in the blender with water and feed it to him with an eyedropper (Rachels idea)
I was too late. While I was on the bus my cell phone was ringing with a new voicemail.
When I got off the bus I checked it and it was my dad, he told me to call him before i got home.
I knew something was up.
I called him and he said "When I got home for lunch, Algernon was already dead in his cage"
and I was like "NO! He just cant move, wasent he blinking?!?!"
"No, I checked him, hes stiff and on his side. Well talk about it when I get home, bye"
I ran home and checked him... It was true... I ran to my computer and got online, I was crying again.
Kyle asked me what happened first, Then i told other people.
aLiEnInDaToiLeT: hows algernon?
hYpEr MiCe: he died while i was at school
aLiEnInDaToiLeT: OMG :'(
aLiEnInDaToiLeT: im soo sorry!!