Some articles on mice, fancy mice:
... The first written reference to mice kept as pets occurs in the Erya, the oldest extant Chinese dictionary, from a mention in an 1100 B.C ... In Europe the breeding of fancy mice became popular through the introduction of Japanese stock in the early 17th century ... Shows are held so competitive breeders can display their mice, where they are judged on color,body shape and behavior ...
Famous quotes containing the words mice and/or fancy:
“will your eyes lie in wait,
little field mice nestling on their paws?
Perhaps they will say nothing,
perhaps they will be dark and leaden,
having played their own game
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“Dear as remembered kisses after death,
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned
On lips that are for others; deep as love,
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;
O Death in Life, the days that are no more.”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)