A Christmas Mouse

11:18:00 AM

Christmas is so incredibly close, I can hardly wait. I have my cards sent, my gifts partially finished but on the calendar to be given out and the cookies all baked. It's been different these past two years as I have really gotten into Christmas. I'm not really sure what happened, I just started getting really excited about it. It was probably watching Vlogmas last year and some of Zoe's enthusiasm rubbed off onto me (that can happen right?)

   Anyway, it started off as a regular day, I planned on finishing up my final paper, and studying for my first exam of exam week over at one of my favorite coffee shops where my friend works. Except, when my sister came upstairs to say there was something in her window well...well I had to check it out. 
 Sitting in the rocks, trying to make sense of how he had possibly gotten stuck in such a mess, was a Vole...which are also called field mice. I'll be honest, mice are not my favorite animals, though when they're separated by a glass window with no way of getting inside, it's fine. 
  This little guy was quick. He scurried around amongst the rocks and looked sort of cute. He, whether or not it was actually a male or female is a mystery, became known as Dexter. 

My sister and I watched him run around and even surprise us by jumping up onto the window sill. 
He had white fur by his mouth that looked like teeth, and I was slightly glad they weren't.
After watching the little guy run around for awhile, I decided that I wanted to save him, as I did with the rabbit this summer which you can read about here 
But unlike the rabbit, Dexter was not to keen on getting into a box and would scurry away. Did you know they can run up to 6 miles per hour. That's pretty quick, and when it's small and caught in a small space, it's not an easy catch. So defeated, I had to give up and wait for my step dad to come home and figure something out. I went off to stick my nose in my books and huddle behind my laptop drinking ice tea and trying to concentrate. 

Once I came home, there was a board leading down to the bottom of the window well, in hopes that he would climb out and go off. They only live for about 2 months in the wild, and Dexter surely did not want to spend the rest of his little life stuck in a window well, where we could watch him and gasp whenever he jumped up onto the window sill. 

It was nice of him to come visit...though I hope he doesn't get himself stuck in a window well again and I definitely hope he doesn't bring any family or friends with him. They can live in colonies of up to 300? Please stay home Dexter. 

I hope you all are having a great week so far, even though it's only Monday! I have a busy week ahead so I'm not too sure when my next blogpost of this year will be so if I don't post before the end of 2014, which I probably will. But I hope you have a great Holiday! 
See you next post!

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  1. Aw this was really nice to read haha I wish something like that could happen to me and I remember the rabbit, it was cute :3 Though I did have a cat under my garden table one day that rained but my sister scared him so he ran away and I felt really bad because it was raining so so much, hopefully he/she will come back one day haha
    And good luck this week!
    Anna x

    1. Aw thanks so much for the lovely comment! :) maybe the cat will come back one day! :) xx

  2. I def prefer mice more when there's a sheet of glass separating us! He looks adorable :)

    Corinne x

  3. I agree; Zoe's vlogmas videos are getting me more into the Christmas spirit than anything else! Dexter's actually really adorable — hope he'll stop by again (without a family).


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