Today is cage clean-out day for the meece. I got Agatha and Charlotte into the play bin without many problems, but then I got to Escape Artist Alice, and she decided me and my sweatshirt looked very fun, indeed. Trying to get a wee mouse off your back or out of your hood is no easy task. Luckily, I had my cell phone with me because I knew I was going to try to catch the mice standing next to quarters. I was able to flip the camera and watch Alice's progress across my shoulders and on top of my head and such. A few times, she started crawling down my back, so I waved my hand around back there to force her back to the shoulder area. Finally, she came down the front, and I was able to reunite her with her sisters. I know it's not a gorgeous photo, but it sure is funny to see that little mouse butt so close to my face.
On to the quarter shots. The kind administrator on the The Fun Mouse Forum said she could help me figure out if they are full grown by photographing them next to quarters. It sounded easy enough, but getting them to stand still is nearly impossible:
They were also scared, so they kept hunching instead of stretching out their bodies:
This is Charlotte:
Here is Agatha, slightly squinting at me again:
Charlotte got a wee scratch on her ear last week. You can see it here at the top of her right ear. I'm not sure how it happened, but it looks like she's going to end up with a slight notch in her ear. It also looks like that particular area is the end of a blood vessel. Poor baby:
Charlotte peeking out of a toilet paper roll:
So close, Agatha! Just stretch out a bit!
Nope. They just want to huddle in the corner together:
I didn't get any tail rattling today, but I did get the squinting. Despite Alice's ride on the Blondie Jungle Gym, I still had to chase her around and scoop her to get her back in her tank:
The coconut has been a resounding success. It's quite funny to see that the entire front half is bald now from them pulling off the hairs. The back is still fairly hairy:
I don't know if my quarter shots are going to work, but I gave it a good try. Meanwhile, at least I have one animal who knows how to take a good glamor shot: