Chester is a little orphaned mouse and the only surviving member of his clan. (His mom was caught in a trap at our neighbor’s house and the rest of his litter was found dead.) We found him very lethargic, so weak and barely moving even when touched.
I’ve always had a thing for mice… but ORPHANED mice…. come on now.
So for the past 24 hours we’ve been feeding Chester baby formula on the tip of a paint brush… and offering bits of grapes and apples… and keeping him in a cozy little spot with a heating pad on one side… and massaging his toosh so he goes potty…(yep – kindof insane)… but he’s been improving rapidly! ! !
He’s now opening his eyes, scampering around excitedly, and acting ALIVE!!
The plan is to release him back into the wild when he’s strong enough to survive on his own.
But will that actually be possible for my mouse lovin’ orphan adorin’ heart?