This Just In: The Mouse Is Out

On the off chance you’ve been wondering about the radio silence regarding the mouse in our care, it wasn’t because of anything bad that happened. On the contrary, the mouse rebounded to 100% and so should have been released as planned on New Year’s Eve night.

But with its astonishing recovery, I started having trouble letting it go. So instead it rang in the new year with us and then it sat on my desk all day yesterday — and all day today. Until Susan tactfully and mostly rhetorically reminded me that keeping the mouse as a pet shouldn’t really be an option, right?


So with all the cats wrangled inside a little early, at about 4:15 p.m. this afternoon I released the critter into the front yard ivy. At first it lingered, then charged forward and under the dense greenery out of sight.

Farewell, little mouse. I’m glad we could help out.


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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."