Friday, December 01, 2006

Goodbye Clara love mouse

I had awoke earlier than usual and went to check Clara mouse. Clara mouse was cool to the touch and her breathing was labored. I picked her up and tried to warm her in my hands while offering her pedialite and milk with an eye dropper. Clara refused any offers and actually turned her head away from any future offerings. I continued to hold Clara mouse in my hand, wrapping her in tissue and breathing on her to help warm her, and sat with her for the next hour or so. Clara twitched and made soft squeaking noises as she sat. And then she had a series of short, quick spasms and was still. I could see she was no long breathing and her little body started to relax in my hand. Her ears were still perked upwards, as if she had just went to sleep, and her head sank down on to her paws. I held her for a little longer, stroking her ears and giving her little scratches, before preparing her for her last journey.

Clara love mouse was the last of the mice. She was preceded by her papa Mabel, mama Pudding, auntie Belle, cousin Lena and seven assorted sisters.

8 comments:

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Oh Christopher - I am so sorry. This has been a hard year for you. They are like shooting stars, aren't they? Brief and beautiful. She was such a sweet girl. Rest in peace little Clara!

abita said...

I'm so sorry.

Clara was a such a dignified old lady. I'm sorry she had to leave you.

one of us said...

Oh we are so sorry for your loss. May Clara have a great time meeting her family over the bridge. Our thoughts are with you ~Poiland Tribe

Rattie said...

So sorry for your loss...RIP Clara.

Sham said...

Sweet dreams Clara. Go find Moppet and Bobble xxxx

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Zoe said...

Very sorry for your loss,
what a wonderful lady she was -x-

Zoe said...

Very sorry for your loss,
what a wonderful lady she was -x-