First, a warning. This is a hard one to write so please don't follow up with rationalizations about how it's not our fault. We know reasons why it wouldn't be, but we can't prove that, and being told it isn't doesn't help just now. Empathy, sharing the sadness, that helps.( Collapse )
Again, I appreciate all your sympathy, but please do not assure us that mice just die like that.
Trivia: According to the Dutch chronicler Nicholaes van Wassenaer, by 1624 there were no more than a dozen of the much-praised Semper Augustus tulip cultivar in the Netherlands, all owned by a single man in Amsterdam, a person van Wassenaer is careful to not name. Source: Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused, Mike Dash.
Currently Reading: From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History Of Mathematical Astronomy, C M Linton.