Friday, August 7, 2009

What's New This Week? MICE!

Let's see. What's new?

My four-year-old got his very own pet yesterday AND again today. Let me explain. We all went to the pet store and he chose a "fancy" mouse. I have to admit she is pretty cute. He named her....wait for it....the creativity is astounding.....wait for it.....MOUSIE! I was worried that Mousie was going to be lonely since mice are social animals. So this morning, after pondering the idea all night, I loaded the kids back into the car, and we brought home one of her sisters. My son named her....wait for's even better than the first.....wait for it....MOUSE!
Mousie (upper right photo) and Mouse (lower left photo).
I wanted a better picture of them, but it's tough to get them to sit still for a camera. They're squirmy little buggers. :)

I should get my first taste of Opalka and Black Krim tomatoes in just a few days. A few are close to being fully ripe. Turns out the Celebrity tomatoes taste pretty good despite all the rain. The other varieties seemed watered down, but the Celebrity tomatoes were surprisingly flavorful and mostly blemish-free.
Finally, we released our ladybugs into the garden yesterday. I looked for some aphids to release them near, but I couldn't find any. I guess that's a good thing.


  1. HA! I love it! My boy is just as creative as naming things.

    I remember having a hamster as a kid. I just loved that stinky thing.

    Keep that cage CLEAN. They can stink up a room faster than anything.

  2. After one night, there's already a....smell. I had lots of gerbils and hamsters as a kid, and I didn't notice any smells back then. Kids don't notice that sort of thing.

  3. I remember those hamsters---yes, they did smell, haha, they just weren't in your room. But I think the odor didn't penetrate the whole house. =)

  4. These two tiny mice sure are....potent. Oh boy. They suggested daily spot treatment and weekly full-bedding changes. They are going to need full-bedding changes twice a week! Sooo stinky. They're lucky they so cute with their beady red eyes and soft fur. :)