As I was working on this Deer Mouse I couldn't help but think of Remy from Pixar's Ratatouille even thought he's a rat, not a mouse. When we lived on a farm in Saskatchewan for a year, we were warned to keep our children away from them as they are major carriers of disease and though I wasn't thrilled about that I still I tend to think of them more as ambitious and busy little creatures.
Mouse as a totem animal accomplishes much with little, placing his trust in his Creator. He pays attention to detail but reminds us not to over-analyze everything and to remember that we are all part of a bigger picture. Focus in order to achieve big things by finishing up little things. A good harbinger, I think.