I don’t know about you, but I can use a good Heart Warmer this week! Pooh, all the stress, exhaustion and more stress of late got me, well, stressed. And exhausted. But news like this sure cheers me up!
You probably know by now I am a sucker for everything fluffy and fuzzy. And that not just pandas hold a special place in my heart, but rodents as well, considering my choice of pets.
I cannot explain how I felt when I read about Simon Dell and his incredible kind new hobby: building houses for mice:
Simon one day noticed a wild mouse in the back of his garden, with only a fence between him and some of his greatest enemies: cats. The wildlife photographer decided to guard the mouse by creating an impromptu house for it and naming him George. Simon also put some wire fencing around the already existing fence to ward off any other/future cats.
This mouse-friendly man soon started to build more and cuter homes for his newly found “mouse neighbourhood”, and more mice actually moved in! For fun, Simon kept adding more details to the mouse town, such as tiny laundry lines and dining tables. The mice don’t really care, but apparently it’s fun to see them “pop in and out”.
If I were a mouse, I’d know where to reside!
I wonder though… if I can get my dad to start making these houses for my gerbils… Now that would be awesome!
Thank you Simon, for this lovely idea and these amazing photos! ❤
If you want to read more about this mice-tastic story or learn more about Simon, George or the other mice, please go here