June 2010 - A Button Bliss File :
started out quite normal - I got the kids up, coffee in hand and
started the morning drill - "Eat your breakfast, clean your teeth, brush
your hair, find your homework, did you clean your teeth?? Go and clean
Miss A went to make sure her two mousies were happy, with food and water.
came back bawling her eyes out. "They're dead!" She was so upset and sad,
decided she must have fed them something bad. You know that feeling as a
Mum when your heart just breaks seeing your child so distressed.
and cuddled and I promised to bury them somewhere safe, and that we
would find a nice little plant to put on top (always fraught with danger
given my lack of gardening prowess). I asked her to bring their little
cage out to me.
I sat as the kids got ready, with Miss A hiccupping and trying to
un-puff her eyes. The little pink cage was on my lap in front of me with two little
furry bodies, with wood chips scattered on them. I thought it just
wasn't right to leave them like that til we buried them so I reached in
to brush the woodchips away. As I moved them , a little tail kind of
....wiggled. Not much but a movement. I poked gently at the other mouse
and the tail moved slightly. I swear I wasn't even breathing !
them up and their little feet wriggled. They were soooooo cold. She had
left them in the laundry overnight on cold tiles, and it was below zero
here last night.
didn't want Miss A to get her hopes up. I got the wheat heat pack and
warmed it up. I sat cupping my hands over them, lying on the heat pack,
and little noses stared twitching.
called Miss A and we sat watching her lovely little mousies come back
to life. As they warmed up eyes popped open and whiskers wiggled. It was
so exciting and happy, and crazy.
Miss A has gone off to school grinning from ear to ear. Mousies are now safely
wrapped in a woollen sock in their cage in a warm spot. They've eaten
and walked around, I never thought I'd be so happy to see them running
about. So now you may all call me "the mouse whisperer".
you are all happy and WARM where ever you are, I'm off to check on
those precious little mousies again before I head off to study for a
Love to all furry and non-furry friends,