happy 2010 to all our gerbilize friends!

the gerbilize gals sincerely apologize for falling off the face of the blog for a little while there, but we are BACK! and with a brand new submission to boot!

so….waaaaaaay back in november (i know, i know, i’m so *sorry* we were such slackers), we got a *lovely* little email from diane, of Diane’s Knitted World:

Hi. I am the one that has that knitted gerbil pattern. I have been making other gerbil jewelry lately using laser etching. Attached is a photo on what I am creating for the blog. They are pendants for my knitted necklaces. I also attached a picture of my knitted gerbils. Complete with eyes and whiskers.

Dianes Knitted World



diane - u.s.a.

diane is the creator of the gerbil pattern that was our FIRST featured project by gerbilize gal #1 (remember this?), and we are *SO* giddy that she sent us such a cool example of her new gerbil related work.

diane - u.s.a.

diane has been making these ULTRA cool gerbil necklaces using laser etching. and it’s pretty much safe to say that the gerbilize gals love ANYTHING involving lasers!!!! it’s amazing how these gerbils look sooooo soft and pretty…..

upon further examination of her online shop, she’s been creating a whole BUNCH of gleeful gerbil goodies! our favourite has GOT to be the Cute Gerbil Organic Men’s T-Shirt – seriously.  i can almost guarantee that gerbilize gal #2 is gonna buy this for every man in her life.

thank you, diane, for sharing your gerbil goods with us. the gerbilize gals salute your love of all things gerbilicious!


check out what our friend liz (from burlington) sent us!

be sure to watch the video.

Hi! Saw this on Omni News and had to google it for you. It’s a hotel where you can live like a hamster.



i’m not really sure how i feel about this concept, but i am really into the hamster head hats! also – it reminds me of a time in grade seven when me and a friend decided to try eating some of the food he fed his bunny rabbit, just to see what it was like. honestly, it was pretty bland and not unlike all bran cereal buds…

mansoor, seattle

mansoor, seattle

who knew that computers were just a big showy way of harnessing the awesome brilliance generated by hamsters running around on their wheels????? well, apparently my buddy mansoor did, and here’s the proof! i love it that this little guy totally looks like his arms are crossed while he’s taking a well deserved siesta in the midst of a hard work day.  maybe this is why my own computer has been running soooooo slllllooooowwww lately. maybe my hamster passed out and forgot to set an alarm. or maybe he is just overworked and feels under-appreciated and has decided to go on strike. i should really check out what’s going on in my tower, huh?

mansoor – i don’t know where you found this picture, but thank you for sharing it with us! \O/

a new submission – YES!!!! it’s been *SO* long since anyone emailed us with some gerbilizing love….and boy oh boy did we get love from miss jesslyn delia! i’ve been following her blog for a while now, and this hidden gem from ottawa has been hinting that she was gonna send us something for a little while, but apparently she “just had to wait for the right squirrel to come along“. well i’m glad that squirrel finally did come along because the image that this poem creates in my mind is genius! i totally imagine this swell of background music that includes finger snaps and a long slow blow from the horn…very “the outsiders AND david lynch meets tom and jerry on a very bad day”.


square-off over a glass

bottle, now a piece of trash

or home for spiders,

one orange tabby and you,

you versus everything,

wet-like webbed hands and

an eye twitch, you

with your cheeks puffed

like a baseball glove,

stand-off like those school

yard fist fights right

before they start

seriously, i love this poem. don’t you? now after reading it you should all scurry over to jesslyn delia’s blog to read some more of her written work. she has poetry, fiction and monologues to boot! seriously, please go support this budding young talent because the gerbilize gals are all about bringing new eyes to new talents that don’t always get the recognition that they deserve 🙂

ok, has everyone seen this yet? http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/squirrel-portrait-banff-pod.html

seriously, this is too hilarious for words. animals are *way* more clever than we give them credit for, in my opinion. and now there’s this ultra nifty thing called “the squirrelizer“, which allows you to insert that photo-hogging little rodent into your own photos!

we, the gerbilize gals, are challenging our readers to go to this site (http://www.lutralutra.co.uk/squirrelizer/) and “squirrelize” your own photos. then send it in to us, along with whatever little story you want to add (fiction or fact) and we will post it here on the blog as always.

i’ll get everyone started by showing you my own squirrelized pic

gerbilize gal #1, toronto

gerbilize gal #1, toronto

here we see that same sneaky squirrel is causing a stir yet again by flooding toronto’s union station!  is he gonna start to take responsibility for his actions, or just keep going with that “who? what? me?” look of feigned confusion on his face???? seriously, that little scamp created *QUITE* a frustrating commute for me and many other riders in the early hours of a sunday morning….

ok, brace yourselves for some serious awesomeness…….

the other day i was bouncing around on the net and stumbled across a forum post that had *this* photograph on display:

chris mcveigh, halifax

chris mcveigh, halifax

so i nearly gagged on my own excitement, and after a bit of internet stalking, i discovered the following:

  • this photo was taken by chris mcveigh
  • chris is canadian
  • the chipmunk is totally real (from the official star wars blog: “At first glance, Chris McVeigh’s photo of a trooper action figure riding on top of a chipmunk looks like a well-done Photoshop mashup. But remarkably, Chris placed the action figure on a live chipmunk who hangs out in his backyard. He convinced the chipmunk he named Billy, not by use of a simple Jedi mind trick, but with almonds!“)

so then i contacted mr. mcveigh and asked if it would be ok with him for us to feature his work on our blog, and he wrote:

Yes, please feel free to spotlight my photos!

splendid! so with his approval, i present to you some of my favourite chipmunk vs. starwars photos courtesy of chris mcveigh….

chris mcveigh, halifax

chris mcveigh, halifax

check out this wonderful video that shows just how incredible it is that chris is able to capture such crisp and hilariously timed shots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpigsetups/3678787308/

chris mcveigh, halifax

chris mcveigh, halifax

i like to imagine that the storm trooper is saying “steady…steady….prepare yourself for battle, chippie”

chris mcveigh, halifax

chris mcveigh, halifax

ok. i think *THIS* is officially my favourite! yes, i admit, that first image of chewie feeding the chipmunk is fantastic, but this one gets me giggling every time! i ADORE the look of horror on that puffy chipmunk face! being caught in the act SUCKS! and the thought of being captured by this menacing ewok with an obvious bone to pick must be simply terrifying…

i am soSOso delighted that i found these photographs and learned of another great canadian talent. the gerbilize gals *both* wish chris MUCH continued success with his clever and creative photography!

it’s been a little while since we gerbilize gals have posted anything ourselves, so here you go. thanks for helping our little blog to gain momentum. we appreciate all of our loyal lovelies 🙂

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