Cheerio! Pip Pip! And All That Jazz!

As seen here nibbling a cheerio on New Year’s Eve eve, this mouse — one of two rescued the day after Christmas from certain death by our dog Ranger from our cat Jiggy — took a drastic turn for the worse after the smaller of the pair disappeared (by chewing an escape hole through the box in which they were kept). I thought for sure this remaining mouse was a goner, but after transferring it into a more secure enclosure and providing it with shredded paper to nest in as well as a plush toy to cuddle with, it’s rebounded beautifully — much to my amazement and joy. Barring any relapse it is scheduled to be released back into the front yard ivy New Year’s Eve night, where it might join up with its far less patient rescue partner, who I like to think avoided all of our cats and found a way to freedom.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."