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 ... 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:
“Paradise endangered: garden snakes and mice are appearing in the shadowy corners of Dutch Old Master paintings.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
“After I went to bed I had a curious fancy as to dreams. In sleep the doors of the mind are shut, and thoughts come jumping in at the windows. They tumble headlong, and therefore are so disorderly and strange. Sometimes they are stout and light on their feet, and then they are rational dreams.”
—James Boswell (17401795)