Rudy Park by Darrin Bell and Theron Heir for February 22, 2008
"How did you get a talking gerbil?" "Long, long, long story." "My mom was a geneticist. My dad was a zoologist. They were in love once, but they loved their science more, and grew far, far apart." "To save the marriage, they joined forces and created a talking gerbil, Herbert. A tiny creature to cherish and solidify their bond." "Run for you life." "I messed myself." "'Twas a fool's errand."