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Post by MesaMouse on Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:31 am

My dear sweet Cordelia, 27 months old, passed yesterday evening, leaving me mouseless for the first time in almost 5 years. Until late last week she was doing just fine but suddenly "shut down" and stopped eating and, more importantly, drinking. When I took her out of the tank on Saturday to do a deep clean, her body temperature had dropped to the point she was cool to the touch. I checked her several times each day and, frankly, didn't know whether or not to be grateful she was still breathing -- her time was coming and better sooner and quickly than drawn out. When I checked her last night, she had recently passed.

As I've said in other posts, Cordelia will be my last mouse. My rapidly deteriorating hips and knees make it difficult to stand or move around so simple things like deep cleaning a tank were becoming painful tasks taking three times as long to accomplish. Even though I am and will remain mouseless, I do intend to stick around here as I love to read about others' meecers, hams and gerbils!

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Post by Peachy on Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:37 am

27 months old is so wonderful... Cordelia was a lucky one. I'm so happy to hear that we'll still be seeing you around!! Smile
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Post by MouseLover on Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:53 pm

Rest in peace Cordelia. She lived to a great age and I'm sure she led a very happy little life. Glad that you'll be sticking around the forum Smile

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Post by AnonONIagent on Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:21 pm

Sorry to hear about both the loss of your mouse and deteriorating health. Despite my young age, I can actually sympathize a little, as I have juvenile arthritis in my hips and knees.

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Post by scaredymouse on Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:53 pm

Glad to see that you're gonna stick around Smile

My knees and hips aren't doing so great either. Cleaning takes auch a long time!

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Post by CinnamonPearl on Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:53 am

I'm so happy to hear that you'll be sticking around. Here's to the future. Will you ever get any other pets?

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Re: Mouseless

Post by CallaLily on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:10 am

I'm happy you'll still be chatting with us. It wouldn't be the same without you!

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Post by Rodents rock! on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:50 am

Very happy you will still be hanging out here with us! Wouldn't be the same without you. Mouse Wave
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