What did it mean when she closed her eyes?

I adopted two fancy mice last week! I call them the Mousey-Sisters. I’m hoping to tame them into enjoying human affection, but I know that’s not always possible.

I was updating my boyfriend about my mice-taming progress. It has been pretty nice, and one of them kinda closed her eyes somewhat blissfully when I stroke her behind the ears. I think she’s learning to enjoy human touch!

In response, my boyfriend said…

“Maybe she was really scared? When she closed her eyes her whole life flashed by.”

I appreciate his humor but seriously, thanks-but-no-thanks for bursting my bubble.

Oh well, who knows? Only time will tell.


Poker in the bottle
Mouse in question: Poker