So, the other day, I was taking pictures of this squirmy little guy:
Did you forget that we were proud owners of a mouse? I don't blame you if you did. *I* happen to forget we have a mouse all the time. Well, until I step foot in Jaina's room and smell that his cage needs to be cleaned. Despite Squeaky not being a top priority for me, Jaina and Brian love the darn thing and spend lots of time playing, petting, and checking on him.
Jaina walked in to see what I was doing. She's pretty used to me having in a camera in my hands 24/7 always trying out new things. She knelt down next to Squeaky and tried to calm him down. Supposedly he didn't like the sound the shutter made, despite not using a flash during his shoot.
Then, to our surprise, Squeaky made a running jump into Jaina's outstretched hands!
This really is a new thing for Squeaky. He's normally very timid, which really isn't common for a pet store mouse. Mice and rats make very good pets because they like to be handled and are easily trained.
There was a bit of an incident the day we brought Squeaky home with us. Somebody (Um, Brian) accidentally dropped Squeaky on the table after the first 5 seconds of being in the house. Then the same "somebody" picked him up the wrong way and as a result, got bit pretty bad. That made the mouse get dropped again. Maybe you can see why Squeaky doesn't really like to be handled?
Anyway, this totally made Jaina's day :) And I had the camera ready to catch it :)