Ian found the mouse nest.

Last summer there was this whole big story arc about a(t least one) nest of mice that I ended up killing one by one, starting with the adults and ending with the babies. But I never found the nest – there are so many accessible between-wall crannies in Ian’s Cave that I never really looked very hard.

Yesterday Ian was going through some of his stuff when he opened this big long narrow crate – go figure why Gun Jesus would have any of those lying around – and then he asked…


“Joel, are you storing dog food in here?”


Last summer I moved the dog food out of the Cave entirely as a concession to my inability to quickly keep the mice from tearing the bags open. Now I know where they put it all.

Credit where it’s due – I’ve never seen a mouse nest with such a neat and handy food pantry.

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4 Responses to Ian found the mouse nest.

  1. Mike says:

    “I’ve never seen a mouse nest with such a neat and handy food pantry.”

    Oh crap, they’re evolving… 😱

  2. ckc2000 says:

    I’m wondering what came in the crate. And a nice crate it is too.

  3. malatrope says:

    I think I’m going to write a song about evolving mice, no kidding. I didn’t know they stored food like squirrels (but, I guess, they’re both rodents so it figures).

    This is sorta off-topic, but I don’t know how short you are for entertainment out there, and would like to recommend suno.com if you want to try writing songs. You can do it on your phone and it works flatass astonishingly well. You have a knack for writing, and it might translate to writing song lyrics.

    Couple links here that might (or might not) work. This is an album of country music I put together, with the lyrics. You don’t have to write the lyrics, but in my opinion what’s the point if you don’t? AI has come a long, long, LONG way in the last five years.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wqiGSqWKSo9qBIwSzbClFVAqbIJoaA-T/view?usp=drive_link

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LPxDzmNlrU76WrEFxzOyAV6ESGpizAFU/view?usp=sharing

    Don’t worry, there’s no nasty, ill-begotten virii in there (unless Google is doing that as a matter of course)

    In this world where you have to find some way to keep the madness at bay, this has been fantastic entertainment.

  4. Ben says:

    “ I think I’m going to write a song about evolving mice”, which reminds me of this:
    https://youtu.be/8xovLpim_1s?si=LwWiMhQm_Aar4WS0

    Evolving mice could be our worst nightmare!

To the stake with the heretic!