||Six weeks old|
||Brooks, Alberta, Canada|
Mister Squiggles was born with a marking that reminds me of the North American
continent. He was part of the sleepy litter. He still lives up to his name, he is a mouse
potato. He'd rather sleep than play and explore like other mice. He loves to burrow in his
hamster tube, and an elbow one shaped like the letter T. He often runs into it when he doesn't
want to be held. He is a gentle soul, too timid to take treats from my hand. He puts up with
all sorts of petting and stuff once I have him in my hand, but he inherited his mother's
personality. I have never seen a tuxedo mouse that didn't have a white nose and forehead
stripe. He is so cool! Like his half brother Mufasa, he is licky when he is in the mood to
convey some love.
In the last picture he is a baby. I used to be able to roll him around without
him waking up; he could sleep through a thunderstorm. When he puts his ears down with a
puppy dog look he looks like a dumbo rat. He also makes me wonder what he has done
that he is trying to look innocent. He reminds me of a dog that had an accident in the kitchen.
I have noticed that Squiggles loves strawberry leaves. We cut some to eat and gave him a top which
he did away with in 10 minutes. There was no green left just the berry which mice don't seem to like.
At least, I never saw a mouse eat the actual berry. One other boy I have hardly touched his
portion so gave Squiggles a second helping and that was soon gone too!. He takes life at
his own pace, and is very easygoing. He chews treats slowly, relishing every bite. He seems
to eat slower than any mouse I have had over the years. He doesn't rush for any reason,
unless he doesn't want kisses, then you better be fast to catch the little scamp! He is precious!
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