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The End Of The Line

Post by Brynne on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 3:23 am

My dearest Lorca made it to her thirty month birthday, and died.  Her death marks the very end of the family of mice that I started back in 2010 with 'Crazy' Marzipan and sweet, mellow Vladimir. It had always been a dream of mine to enjoy a long line of succeeding generations of mice. Watching them grow from pregnancy to newborn wiggly worms to small mice to old mice.

Here was Lorca's mother, a gorgeous Siamese named Ursula. She was an unrelated mouse I brought in. She was the happiest of smooshaflumps, and Lorca just so happened to become the happiest of all her sextuplets. I LOVE happy mice!



Lorca is the dark mouse in this photo. Her sisters died before they got very old, so I introduced her to the lab mouse, Sarah Jane, for the second half of her life:


Baby Lorca and her 5 littermates, in no particular order:



Her sister, Gemima:


Her brother, Isidor:


All six:




Her brother, Norris:



Her brother, Tyrone:

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Post by Brynne on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 3:44 am

Lorca herself as a youth:

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Post by CallaLily on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 7:33 am

Awww, what a beautiful mouse family. I'm so sorry to hear about Lorca. But what a great long life she had with you! Heart

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Post by scaredymouse on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 5:26 pm

I'm so sorry about Lorca. Every time I look at Furgie, I think about Lorca... I'm sad to hear she has passed. I lost Gilly not too long ago and while Furgie is still doing well, she is quite elderly. I love that you had her beginning to end, what a blessing.

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Post by MesaMouse on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 5:27 pm

So sorry to read about Lorca's passing. 30 months is an amazing age! What a long and wonderful life Lorca had with you as I remember pictures of her on TFM going back a few years.

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Post by MooMouse on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 6:17 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about Lorca's passing. She surely lived a nice and long life with you Smile Her and her siblings had absolutely gorgeous coats.

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Post by Brynne on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 4:43 am

Aww, thank you! Mesa and Scaredy, your personal remembrances are touching. I should share a few more of Lorca herself:






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Post by MouseLover on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 6:34 am

Aaaaw that last picture made me melt Smile that little face!

Sorry for your loss Brynne, but what an amazing age she made it to! She must have lived quite the mousey life Smile

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Post by scaredymouse on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 7:21 am

I love the stretching picture! I love her little feets and toes. My Delilah has pale toes like that, I think it's adorable Smile

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