From the very beginning, Martin knew that Squeaks’ chances of surviving were slim because she was so young — but she also knew that she still had to try. As soon as she got home, Martin set up a cardboard box with bedding, washcloths and a sack full of rice that she microwaved to give Squeaks something warm to cuddle up to. After finding her all alone, she wanted to make her as comfortable and content as she possibly could.
“I honestly didn’t think she was going to make it. She looked really weak and my frantic Googling was telling me how hard baby mice are to keep alive,” Martin said. “I just wanted her to be safe and warm when she passed at that point.”