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06 December 2005 @ 11:50 pm
Oh, shut up, Justin  
Sheryl and I have, er, bought mice.

But wait! They were really really cute! And running on a wheel together! And weren't, er, a conure that was very expensive that Sachi also wanted to buy!

And... we might have named them Shep and Lizzie.

(They are both girls, actually, to reduce the possibility of this becoming a bad!fic where Lizzie has 18 children. We decided that symbolically emasculating Shep was actually probably less weird than symbolically making them mice.)

Shep is white, and enjoys exploring in the clear plastic ball we might have named the puddle-jumper, running on the outside of the wheel, and stepping on Lizzie's head.

Lizzie mostly enjoys squeaking at him.

They live in a brightly colored monstrosity that we can add on to later with things like balconies and XTREME wheels (which is a mouse wheel with the lights off and a DJ, for you Kappa-inclined types, and a spherical mouse wheel for the rest of you people).

Photos later!
feel: sillysilly
hear: indignant Lizzie-squeaks
qwirky on December 7th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)

*clings to you two and your Sparky!geekiness*
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:17 am (UTC)
They are so cute!! They keep squabbling in mouse-y ways, and then fall asleep on each other, and I die of the metaphorical cute.
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ex_spockette108 on December 7th, 2005 08:27 am (UTC)
Yay, mice! :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)
OMG yay mice!! We thought of you and Thor. :)
Fimuldy on December 7th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
LMAO LITTLERED!!!!!! That's so funny!!!!! wat's lizzie look like???
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)
Lizzie is brown! And so cute!
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Happy geeksjoyfulfeather on December 7th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
*giggle* You're my hero.
Little Red: sga - sw don't leave - jr_moonmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Bwah! It was quite excellent, for they kept randomly squabbling all night, and I got to hiss "Shep! Cut it out!" And that amused me. For even though Lizzie was the one making noise, I can only assume Shep was pissing her off. ;)
duskwingsduskwings on December 7th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Sparky mice? Cool!

(And I love the fact that you're making John a girl. I just find that inordinately amusing.)
Little Red: joy of borg - cleverocitymylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
omg, it was that or ten million mouse babies. ;) It really is quite amusing, I agree. But he *acts* like a boy, so it's all okay. It's a crossdressing mouse.
Natalie Von Doom: Rawr! SpArKy!KiSs - Shep/Weirnatushka on December 7th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
OMFGAWESOME! You have mice called SHep and Lizzeh! *falls over in glee*

*wonders if she can rename her rat to radek or maybe it'll have to be Ronon coz rats are bigger therefore makes up for Ronons manliness*
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
It is indeed gleeeful!

OMG, yes! Ronon must be a rat. I really wanted rats and not mice (okay, actually I really wanted a parrot and a dog, but, err), but these mice were RIDICULOUSLY CUTE and running on the wheel together. Therefore, they had to be purchased. They are impulse pets.
(no subject) - natushka on December 8th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Fallon Ash: annabeth by katrin_follyfallon_ash on December 7th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
Photos, sooon!!
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
Must do! Eee! :) Only they are SLEEPING now. Stupid nocturnal creatures.
Lisa Yaegerlisayaeger on December 7th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
And... we might have named them Shep and Lizzie.

LOL! That just cracks me up! I bet they're CUTE!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
They are so cute and wee! And Lizzie is brown and has taken charge of nesting, while Shep bounces around from activity to activity and then jumps into the nest to bug her until she squeaks at him, and then runs around more. It is awesome.

And we stick Shep in the little rolly ball puddle-jumper to run around and burn off energy so he stops bugging Lizzie, and she's all pleased to be alone, and then starts looking for him and waiting by the cage opening, which is really cute.

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Nikenikej on December 7th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Awwwwww!

And if you ever get stuck for fic ideas, lo! You have two furry muses right there. *g*
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
I know!! Except now everyone will be like "omg, you have written fic about John kicking Lizzie in bed.. was it INSPIRED BY MICE!?" I will lose all credibility. Sniffle.
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on December 7th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
*Keeps mouth shut*
*hangs head in shame and shakes it in disbelief*
Little Red: fridge magnets otp - josephidesmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)

Er, yes. This was the conversation in the car last night:

Sheryl: "We HAVE to call them Shep and Lizzie!"
Sachi: "We could call them... something else... something Russian, maybe?"
Sheryl: "But! Sachi! SHEP AND LIZZIE!"
Sachi: "But Justin will make so much fun of us!"
Sheryl: "... at this point, I don't think there's any way for Justin to ever STOP making fun of us."
Sachi: "Oh, good point."
miekecmiekec on December 7th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
There are crazier things than mice :) I bet they're cute. If you want some more, our cats will happily catch them for you. They do anyway -- catch them outside, then bring them inside (through 2 catflaps). Almost always alive. You know, to play with.
So, we've become good mouse-catchers, since the cats tend to lose the mice a lot. Sigh. And since throwing the mice outside is no use (they come back inside again within 10 minutes, the same way), we now actually have a mouse cage. Temporary holding area. To make sure they are still alive before we release them in a further away park a few days later (and the one time that J got bitten, to make sure they didn't die of rabies!). And to ooh and aah over, they're very cute. With paper from our shredder, and a paper towel roll to hide in, they usually learn to tolerate (and tease) our cats who go totally bezonkers.

But enough about mice -- me want pictures of your mice!!!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
Eeee! I am a good mouse-catcher, too. We used to have mice and bats and voles and all sorts of interesting things in our schoolhouse when I was a kid, and we learned to catch them all by hand. Perhaps not the SMARTEST thing in the world but, er, we never came down with anything horrible? I can actually catch wild mice without them even biting me now, but people look at me funny when I stalk mice in their homes. ;)

So much cute!! I will try to post pictures later when the mice wake up!
רותם שחר (Ro): fairiesroothekittykat on December 7th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)

you said mice and I thought Hide and Seek :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
AWWW!! You're so right! These ones are much smaller than those.
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miera_c: always lookingmiera_c on December 7th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
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ACcheekygal on December 7th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
We know we want pictures. ;) And Mouse!Shep sounds fully as bull-headed as Major Sheppard.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
He so is, omg. It cracks me up a lot. Actually, we had originally named them the other way, and then went "... no, we messed up."
Your *Mom*'s A Cylon!: Damn good (jivefish)astrum_presul on December 7th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
Lol! That's so cute! I want mice!

I'm pretty sure my roommate, and Housing might take issue with that, but omg! *wants micey Shep and Lizzie!*
Little Redmylittleredgirl on December 7th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
Awww, too bad! Mice are of teh cute!
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