As if I didn't have enough problems, I let my dog out into the garden for a quick widdle, and he quickly turned which drew my attention to the fact that there was a baby mouse being tormented by our cat.
So, I catch the mouse, at the time thinking it was just a small mouse, and take it inside to escape the cat for a while, and notice it has a sore tail, where it looks like it's been caught by the tail, and pulled free, and lost the fur on it's tail. It also had a slash on it's back, but it looks to be still strong and hopefully will survive.
As I'm dealing with it, the missus spots another one, so I quickly rush out to grab that one too before the cat gets it.
That's when I realise they are 2 babies.
Don't know where the mother is, but hopefully she escaped. I can put them back in the garden, and it is 'possible' (very unlikely) that they will be reunited with the mother. The most likely scenario is they'll be eaten, within a day or two, or killed by the cat.
I 'do' have a female Gerbil, (used to be two) which I inherited after somebody else lost interest, although she could kill them in seconds if it didn't go well ..... and ..... they have fleas / mites.
I could buy flea powder, and raise them, although I think it's awful being a pet mouse, but they are together and still alive at least. It would be just my luck if it was a male and female.
I am a big animal lover, so it's left me with a dilemma.
Is there anywhere that might adopt them, like the mouse equivalent of a cat sanctuary?
Had a bit of a problem where the one that 'wasn't' injured started to lick / eat the wound of the one that was, and so I decided to use a bit of superglue and put the little guy back together. I figured if it was good enough for our soldiers in the war then it was good enough for the mouse, so his wound is no longer open, although he did stick to my finger, for a second, which hurt him a little as there was a bit of heat, but now the other one is leaving it alone and wound closed. Probably high on the fumes.