The Mouse

We have a mouse in the house.  It’s a natural part of living in the world.  Occasionally, a little rodent may find a way into our domicile. It ran across the room, under the tv, and into the ductwork.  Thing-1 wants to catch it and keep it as a pet.   I set out some traps.  My preference is the old-fashioned kind baited with peanut butter.  Thing-2 asked if a mouse could have “wabbies.”  Now they are both terrified of the mouse and refuse to travel the house alone. Such a tiny thing can cause many problems.  It seems as though our 17-year-old cat has some work to do.