Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wee, Sleekit, Cowrin, Tim'rous Beastie

Mice, my friends! Mice are where it's at. By it I would specify all one would want on a lovely evening in the yard. Let me explain. There's the little rodent in the grass, all alive and interesting, and then--all sudden-like!--it pops over a few inches in any direction. You never know what direction until it happens. At the sight of this I can only say, "Mouse, will you be my friend? Please?" I do this in the doggiest way possible; the head is cocked, the front paws are outstretched, the playing face is set, and the tail awag. Kirsten doesn't think my new friend understands my intentions, but Mouse keeps popping about in that marvelous way of hers, so I'm not sure I care whether she recieves my message of good will or not. I offer this as another token of friendship: "Won't you please be my friend, Mouse? Oh, won't you?"

I don't claim to be an expert on the verbal or gesticular fine points of mousese, but it doesn't lie within my imagination for her to be saying anything other then, "Why certainly, dear Fern, how about a romp!" What wonderful creatures these are.


Note: No wee beasties were harmed in the making of this post. If it were not so I would not have told you. Thank you, also, to Mr. Jensen for the use of his photograph.


  1. Wow at my house da mousies are a snack! Its a pretty little mousie though, and a very pretty Fern too.

  2. Yeah they are a snack at my house too! I'm glad you behaved yourself with the friendly little mouse Fern!

  3. Yep, at my house that little mouser would have been swallowed in one quick gulp! Great picture!

  4. Expected ending: Mouse finds the happy green pastures in the sky. Dog (or cat, who was also outside) relizes the happy hunting grounds also exist here and now.
    As it turns out: Cat and dog, strange friendly creatures that they are, would both rather pat Mouse on the head and wish her a good day.

    Thankfullly the rodent population remains under control on account of the neighborhood hawks who are not experiencing any confusion as to their relationship to those lower on the food chain.


  5. Awwww, what a cute picture! Fern is a sweet girl. :)

  6. Awww!! I miss Fernie. I could just see her.

  7. I just adore this ... I'm going to sit here and read your blog for a while, it's delightful!

    Thanks for sharing your talent ... I've added your blog to The Daily Corgi's blogroll.

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    Founder & Editor
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