At last, a mouse in the house!

31 Jan

Hello SK friends and family,

Today I am proud to announce that miracles do come true. At long last, I now have my own pet mouse to play with. His name is Scrabble, which is coincidentally the same name of the mouse that used to run around Orchard House while I was writing “Little Women.”

What are the odds??!!

Wave hello to all our blog friends, Scrabble.

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Scrabble has only been around since the after-Christmas sales, (I may have mentioned that My Pub is as cheap as they come,) but he and I hit it off already. For starters, Scrabble’s ears and paws are the same shade of green as my eyes. Such color coordination is vital to a long-lasting friendship, as you already know.

I am also pleased that green is our color because it is the same color Nina from Bay Ridge will be once she finds out that I have my very own pet mouse, too.

For those new to SK, Nina from Bay Ridge is a spoiled NYC cat who soaks in views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while being spoon-fed artisan kibble before and after playing with the live mice that came standard in her apartment.

Nina and I could have been roommates, but she decided, NO! she was going to be the only cat in the household, so I got shipped up to Watertown, Mass., where I now live in a mouse-less abode with MAD.

Well, it is no longer mouse-less. MAD and My Pub think Scrabble is fake, but let me tell you, when they’re not around, he’s quite a live wire! Here are selfies he took from My Pub’s phone when she left it unattended.

Scrabble, you’re holding the phone too close, try again.

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This a little better. Hey, that’s me in the background dreaming about a Cub’s pennant. (I think I should get Scrabble a Selfie Stick for Valentine’s Day.)

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Here, is a photo of me showing Scrabble around the apartment.

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SK Disciples already know that I have a grueling job keeping watch over the street on which MAD and I live.  Honestly, it’s lonely work, as not much happens here (except of course for this) and sometimes I fall asleep on the job.

So, I am teaching Scrabble how to stand guard, so I can get some guilt-free shuteye. Plus, it is always good for him to build up his skills.

I took this picture of him in training. I think he has a bright future ahead.

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A few times a day, Scrabble and I curl up together and chill just as we are here. It is nice having a friend to spend time with, even if it’s just doing this.

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Thanks for tuning in, xo, LMA and Scrabble

We’ll be learning more about Scrabble, and he’s even going to help us put together some posts. As a mouse, he knows his way around computers and blogging, and as Scrabble, he knows a lot about the Alcatts.

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8 Responses to “At last, a mouse in the house!”

  1. Nina the Cat January 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    FYI, to correct the factual errors in your slanderous report, I receive artisan-quality consomme, hand-mixed by my personal chefs twice per day. My stomach is too delicate for peasants’ kibble.

  2. Carol January 31, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Welcome Scrabble!

  3. liz feltham February 1, 2015 at 1:18 am #

    I laughed so hard reading this, I’m really going to enjoy Scrabble’s joining in the blogging duties. And would love to hear more from Nina the Cat as well 🙂

  4. bernecho February 1, 2015 at 1:39 am #

    I read it to my granddaughters and they believe that Scrabble is a very cool mouse, they are jealous! xo Mimi

  5. onespoiledcat February 1, 2015 at 7:10 am #

    Oh boy! Your very own mouse! This opens up a whole new world of fun doesn’t it……I have a mousie that looks a LOT like Scrabble…..wonder if they’re related??

    Hugs, Sammy

  6. LB February 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    Fun post! Love the shot of Scrabble looking out the window 🙂

  7. sued51 February 2, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    I also love the pic of Scrabble looking out the window…this is a very creative post!

  8. Sheila February 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    I’m happy to hear you have someone to share in the guard duties! The two of you look great together – must be that color coordination. I’ll look forward to hearing about all your future adventures.

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