My little mousery has been losing quite a number of old-timers lately, which is a bit of a downer. I’m glad that they made it to the ripe old ages that they did, but that just means that I’m more attached to them when they go. This week it was Bitty and Brenda, two of my especial faves.
On a happier note, Bitty left behind him the best possible remembrance – babies! He may have been a goofy little fellow, but he sure did make pretty babies! They’re two weeks old today, and their eyes should be opening any time now! There are five for sure, and possibly six. Here’s a few pics for your viewing pleasure.
One day old (rear view):
Ever vigilant adults protect the litter:
This morning, 2 weeks old (auntie still watching over them):