November 21st 2011 6:20 am
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With a saddened heart, our family is mourning the loss of our mousey Peanut.
He went to the Bridge during the night. He was in his wood house, where he felt safe, for his final resting place.
It is funny how such a small creature could teach us so much about survival and instinct.
Although he had safe surroundings, he still foraged for food, stored it for winter and “lean” times, and built nests to live and sleep in. It is amazing what they need to do for their survival. Never mind outsmart all the animals that are trying to have them for dinner.
Peanut lived to be an old man by deer mouse standards. The average age is 47.5 months for a captive male deer mouse. Peanut lived to be 64 months. Daddy is given all the credit for that. He spoiled him rotten. He would shuck his peanuts for him and gave him apple sauce in a little dish.
We will miss hearing the mouse wheel squeaking at all hours of the night. Some nights we thought he never stopped running. There was certainly a lot of work to do for such a little mouse.
Thank you to our friends that took a moment of their day to think of him and for all of your sweet comments. It means a lot.
We are so happy that Catster honored my diary entry about Peanut with DOTD and for the beautiful photo mementos made by Tundra, Big Harry and KCK,and Harley.
Thank you Peanut for making all the humans that met you smile and laugh and for keeping us kitties always wanting to get into that room.
Till we meet again….
R.I.P. Peanut - always loved and never forgoten.
Rest in Peace Peanut. Fly free little one.
We're so sorry about Peanut Pinkie. What a wonderful life he lead.
Fly free Peanut. Thank you to your family for taking such great care of him. He'll always be in your hearts.
pinkie...we bee veree sorree ta heerz bout peanut....
hugs frum de land oh trout
Silent purrs for Peanut...
Oh, we are so sorry to hear about little Peanut. We know you all miss him, especially your daddy.
We are so sorry for your loss of Peanut. You are in our thoughts. He was well loved and had such a wonderful life with you.