Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Its tiny front paws were a blur as it paddled frantically along the edge of the pool, the dogs barking and bounding alongside. The girls were trying to grab the dogs and didn't know what to do about the mouse, and we were all worried that it would get sucked into the filter basket as it swam closer and closer to it. Luckily there was a purple styrofoam noodle float nearby, and the rough texture offered the perfect surface for little mouse claws to cling to. My youngest daughter snapped a few photos of our little survivor, and then we let it go in the brush on the other side of the pool fence. The dogs, clueless, continued poking and sniffing around every possible mouse hiding place around that pool for the rest of the day.
I love this final photo! Doesn't it look like a manga mouse? I wonder if any of its friends believed it when it got back home and said, "You'll never believe what happened to me today..."