The Mousie Box

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I have written before about Quincy’s love of his “mousie” — the mouse finger puppet he stole from my daughter’s room. While it was adorable watching him play with it, cart it all around, and pretend that he was a Great Hunter, he was ruining one puppet out of a set.

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I tried many times to take the mousie away, and tempt him with other, better, toys. But no matter where I hid the prized mousie, he found it. This included opening drawers and sliding around doors for his favorite prey. No other toy had the power of the white mousie until….

I found the MouseHunter™ toy by Play-N-Squeak. This was a game-changer. It randomly squeaks, like a real mouse.

To add to the fun, I cut up a shoe box to “hide” the new mousie, thereby making it even more irresistible.

Quincy was dubious at first.

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That squeaking is hard to resist.

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But he can’t resist. He loves trying to find that mousie. Here is a live action view. If you listen closely, you can hear the little mouse squeaks…

He finally decides to take a break.

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The next morning, I find him busy at work, chewing up the box.

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After creating a much larger hole, he is satisfied.

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He summons his best buddy Barnie, who until now hadn’t expressed much interest in the mousie.

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Oh, but boxes are sooooo hard to resist.

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Not wanting to spend any more time cutting up a box, I thought I could just tape over the large new hole with some packing tape.

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This kind of killed the interest in the mousie box.

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Guess I need to find another box!

What are your pet’s favorite toys? Leave a comment below.