Thursday, February 28, 2008

More Lady Mouse

Lady Mouse slows down enough for me to take a few pictures.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Animal Torture

While these animals are not wee, they are just as precious. I eat meat, but after reading this, I can understand why many become vegan. Alas, that won't stop this happening. I am definitely keeping up on this issue and will anything I can to help. I hope you that read this will, also...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Abigail Mouse and Lady Mouse

Abigail Mouse and Lady Mouse were introduced. After the initial greet and sniff and some squeaking and kicking on Lady Mouse's part, they settled in together like they were best friends. I found the girlie mice snuggled together many times through out the day.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ethel Mouse

Sweet old lady Ethel mouse passed as I held her. Ethel mouse had been in decline and when she was no longer interested in her wheel I knew the end was near. Two weeks ago I found her in some sort of respiratory distress, blood appearing to be coming out of her nose and mouth. I held her, expecting her to die that morning, but her breathing improved and she even became mildly pissy with me for holding her so long ("I have to go NOW.") Since then Ethel mouse appeared to make a come-back, but the signs were still pointing towards her decline. The morning I found her once again in distress, struggling, and she stumbled around in the cage, trying to run away from what was tormenting her. I picked Ethel mouse up and cuddled her to the end.

Ethel Mouse was one of many of what I called "the little brown mouse" type mouses, who was always feisty and independent, but could be quite the loving little mouse when the mood was right. Her friend Abigale mouse noticed right away Ethel mouse was gone and searched for her. Abigale mouse was always a caretaker mouse, minding her little girl Lizzy mouse and then Ethel mouse. Abigale mouse was cuddled for a long time and she eventually went to the nest she shared with Ethel mouse and slept with her head sticking out as if she were waiting for Ethel mouse's return...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Rat Stamps

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Introducing Lady Mouse

Introducing: Lady Mouse. Lady Mouse let me pick her up today. There was some initial kicking and squeaking but after few minutes she sat contently in my hand. At first Lady Mouse was not sure about being tufted and scritched but after a while she appeared to enjoy it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Over the Rainbow

[I just found out about this video due to a comment on this blog by the Fluffy Tribe]

An amazing video from Vermin Realm, in honor of their special friend Riff. It includes many ratties who were well-loved by many, including our beloved Boober...

Friday, February 08, 2008

Lady Mouse

We have a new adopted mouse who we have named Lady Mouse. She is a couple of months old with lavender-colored fur and the cutest face. Lady Mouse is still not sure about us and will kick and cry when I have tried to pick her up. But, Lady Mouse has never bitten me. Lady Mouse is not completely anti-social as I have caught her looking out and watching us and has even come up to say a quick HELLO when solicited before running away. I will try to get some pictures of Lady Mouse when she is ready...

Thursday, February 07, 2008