Saturday, March 18, 2006

And then she was gone.

It's Saturday evening and she's near the water bottle, laying on her back and turned slightly to her side on a small mound of bedding.

Her eyes were open and at first appeared bright but after a few moments I knew she was gone. She was slightly warm so she had not been gone long. I took her out and prepared her burial cloth with treats.

After 'Big' Quimby began her journey I went to the cage to clean up the spot where she had her last moments. It was then I noticed the other mice had plugged up one of the tubes leading to their nest, as if they had sealed her away from their sight. I took the two remaining girls out and cuddled with them for a while . When I returned them they immediately ran to where she had been and laid down on the spot, their ears flat and their noses down.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. You have had a sad time of it lately. {hugs} to you and the girls.

TFLS said...

Why do sad times always come in clusters? I am sorry, my dear. My thoughts are with you.

Fiona Bun said...

Rest well little girl

VLW said...

Poor little girl... :(