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Grandma’s New Pet: A Short Story

Updated on January 23, 2015
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Grandma lived alone in a large house in the country. The house was much too large for just one person, but she had raised her four children there, and she had enjoyed 35 yrs. of marriage to the same man in this house. The house had too many happy memories for her to ever consider leaving it. Besides, where would she go?

The four children were out on their own now, with children of their own. She saw them often, but she would never move in with any of them. She liked her solitude, and she never had been bored a day in her life. She enjoyed good health, even though she was 80 yrs. old.

Grandma enjoyed many hobbies; her favorite was tending to her flower garden. She grew her own vegetables, but the weeding sometimes made her tired. The flower garden relaxed her, so she spent more time in the flowers.

She liked to watch the birds come and eat from the feeder she had placed outside her kitchen window. She laughed to see the squirrels scampered from tree to tree to help themselves to the bird seed. She didn’t mind feeding the squirrels; they had to eat, too!

At night, Grandma would sit in front of the fireplace in her favorite chair, and read or work on her many craft projects. Her mother had taught her to crochet and knit. It gave her pleasure to knit a little garment for the newest member of the family, or for a friend’s grandchild.

One night as she was looking down on her knitting in her lap, she saw something move out of the corner of her eye. At first she thought she was mistaken. She looked up again, and this time she was sure that something had run quietly across the floor and behind her chair.

“I must have seen a reflection on my glasses,” she said out loud, but she knew better. Something had run past her, but what? She turned her attention to her knitting once again. Then, she saw IT again! She sat very still, and waited, but saw nothing. After a while, she nodded off to a light sleep. In her sleep, she felt the presence of something else. When she opened her eyes, there sat a little gray mouse in front of her. He was just quietly sitting there staring straight at her.

Grandma said excitedly, “You’re the SOMETHING I saw run past me!”

For a long time, the two of them just sat quietly looking at each other. Finally, the little mouse ran under her bed. She waited for quite a while for him to come out, but he never did. Grandma went to bed.

The next morning Grandma called the exterminator man. She said, “I have a mouse in my house. What can I do?”

“That’s no problem,” he laughed. “I’ll come out and put down some glue boards. When the mouse walks across the board, he’ll get stuck, and he won’t be able to get away.”

Grandma couldn’t believe her ears! “How terrible! The little creature would be frightened to death! Besides, what would I do with him when I got him unstuck?”

The exterminator man laughed and said, “Well, that’s your problem, lady!”

“Isn’t there something else you can do?” asked Grandma.

“Sure, I could put some poison down. It tastes good, and he will eat it and die”.

“Oh, no, I couldn’t do that. There has to be a better way, but thanks anyway”.

Then Grandma drove into town and went to Mr. Smith’s hardware store. She looked at all kinds of mouse traps. She saw some that she would never considering using. They were inhumane. Then, she saw a gray, plastic box about six inches long. It had a hinged door so when the mouse went inside to eat the bait, the door would close. He would not be able to get out.

“This is more like it,” she said. She bought the plastic box and went home.

That night, Grandma put some peanut butter on a cracker and placed it inside the box. She put the box on the floor in front of her chair and climbed into bed.

When morning came, Grandma looked at the box. The little gray mouse was inside peering out at her! She carefully picked up the box, and put it on the back porch. She thought and thought about what to do with the little gray mouse she had caught in the box.

“If I leave him in the box, he’ll die. If I release him, he’ll just run back into the house. If I release him in the woods, some other animal might eat him.”

She began to worry that the little mouse might be hungry and thirsty. So, she put some fresh peanut butter on a cracker, put some water in a jar lid, and placed them in the box for him. He seemed to be very grateful for the fresh food and water. She began to feel a fondness for the little mouse.

Grandma returned to the hardware store, and bought a little wire cage made for hamsters. It had a little bell inside. There was a wheel that would go round and round when the mouse ran on it. This cage would be perfect for the little mouse!

For a long time after that, Grandma would sit in her chair at night and knit or read. The little gray mouse would run round and round in his cage.

Grandma was very happy to have her little pet.

A little gray mouse very similar to Grandma's Pet Mouse.
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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,Au fait, Thank you so much for your imaginative comment! I like to think Grandma and the little mouse remained good friends and companions for a long, long time.

      Thanks so much for reading my story and commenting, Mary

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Well written and an interesting perspective on the relationship between the mouse and Grandma. I do hope she gave it back it's freedom. Imagine spending your life in a cage the size of your bedroom never knowing freedom again, but being relatively safe from most dangers. Would you give up your freedom to assure you would never be hit by a truck, never be bitten by a dog, never be eaten by a coyote or a mountain lion? Just something to think about when confining wild animals.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, annart. Yes, thank you, I had a wonderful Mother's Day. My grown girls made me a lovely Brunch. It is so nice when the kids are old enough to cook for their moms!!

      That is so great that you keep a dairy for each of your grandchildren. Your efforts will be appreciated, I am sure of that!

      Goodnight, Mary

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      We have Mothers' Day in March so I had a lovely celebration then. I hope you enjoy yours!

      I keep a diary each for all my grandchildren so I hope they'll read them with interest some day too.

      All the best, Mary.

      Ann

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, annart. Thanks so much for the lovely comment! I do hope your granddaughter will like my story about Grandma and her mouse.

      I have complied a notebook with my children's stories for my family, and the little ones enjoy listening to them.

      It's Mother's Day and I hope you have a wonderful day! My children are making me a dinner tonight to celebrate the day. Mary

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      What a lovely gentle and humorous story! I'm sure your grandchildren loved this one.

      You've had a great response to this, reflecting how appealing your story is. It's unusual to see a children's story here and something with a traditional tone. My 4 year old granddaughter would love this. I'll try her with it when I get back next week.

      Beautiful!

      Ann

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi Lee Cloak I am so happy you enjoyed my story about Grandma's pet, Many thanks, Mary

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      Super short story, wonderful to read, looking forward to more, thanks, voted up, Lee

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, there, cam8510 Aw, I am so happy your liked Grandma's new pet. I wrote this little story for my children (among others)

      Thank you for the visit, I hope you have a nice Sunday, too. Mary

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Missoula, Montana

      This is such a beautiful, touching story, Mary. I'll have to nose around among your hubs and find something else to read. Have a nice Sunday tomorrow.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Larry Rankin, I am so happy you enjoyed my little story about Grandma's Pet! So nice to see you here today, Mary

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderful short story. I look forward to reading more.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, aesta1 Thanks so much for reading. Yes, Grandma wouldn't hurt a fly; not even a tiny mouse!

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It's a nice story, a very humane thing to do.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, pstraubie48 I'm so happy you enjoyed reading Grandma's new pet story! Thanks so much for the votes and the share. Hope you have a blessed day today, Mary

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O for sure, Mary. Sometimes a sweet little pet is just the thing for someone who is alone (no matter their age). Sweet little story.

      Shared and voted up+++

      Angels are once again winging their way to you ps

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, DeborahNeyens I'm so pleased you thought Grandma's story was cute! Many thanks for the nice compliment. Mary

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      Cute story! You need to turn this into a children's book.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Blackspaniel1 Well, Grandma never said she had checked to see if the little mouse had a family or not! I don't think she ever saw another little mouse in her house.

      Thanks for reading Grandma's story, Mary

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      My concern would have been whether the mouse had a family. Was the box ever set to see if there was another?

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, dghbrh I am so pleased you would take the time to read Grandma's pet story; thank you. Thanks, too, for the votes and sharing, I appreciate that very much, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, RTalloni Oh, my....what a wonderful comment, and one that makes me feel SO good! This is one of many stories I have written for my children and grandchildren. I keep them in a special notebook, and maybe one day I'll try to publish them.

      Thank you so much for your sincere compliment, Mary

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hello,

      I normally do not read short story but yours one caught my attention. This has a real simple and easy going approach which get me read it. Very beautifully done story. Thank you for this one. Shared and votes up beautiful.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Such a sweet story. I agree with some of the other comments. This is a great children's story. I would love to see it in a little book sized for little hands not only because it is well written, but because it is so honest, unlike so many children's stories. Children often appreciate straightforwardness much more than grownups think they do, and more than grownups themselves, as a matter of fact. Seriously, your work on this story should be produced with beautiful and fun children's artwork.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, CASE1WORKER Yep, the little grey mouse lived happily ever after going round and round in his little cage! I'm glad you thought Grandma's story a sweet one, thanks so much, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Lady Guinevere I'm so glad you thought Grandma's story was a cute one. That mouse in your house was very lucky your cats didn't eat him for their supper!

      Thanks for reading my story and commenting, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Peggy W I agree, I think glue sticks would be very cruel, and Grandma thought so, too!! That would be a real problem to have squirrels in your attic; I can't imagine!!

      Thanks so much for reading my little story, the votes and the share, Mary

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      CASE1WORKER 2 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      A sweet story- just sitting here imagining that little grey mouse running around on his wheel!

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Oh Mary that was a very cute story. I, too, had a mouse in my house like that many years ago and could not get rid of it. Ech night it would scamper across the floor behind the TV. We would just look at each other. I have no idea why none of the four cats that we had ever got him. I am glad though.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a darling story Mary. Glue sticks would be so cruel. I agree! We once went to extraordinary lengths to eliminate squirrels from our attic without harming them. That was a cute video at the end. Up votes and will share.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, DzyMsLizzy Thanks for thinking my story about Grandma and her pet is cute!! Grandma didn't have a cat, either. The little mouse would not have survived if she had, that's for sure. I'm like you: I can't kill any living creature unless it is a Diamondback Rattler. We do have those where I live.

      Thanks for reading commenting, and the votes, Mary

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Very cute! I would probably do something similar, except that we have cats.....that would not be good for the little mousie.

      We have a huge gopher problem in our yard, but, neither of us can stand traps and killing animals, so we just let them be.

      Voted up, funny and interesting.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Nell Rose Thanks so much! Mice are really quite intelligent, and they do make good pets! My kids have some white mice, and they were very entertaining!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Mary, Aw that was such a lovely story! and yes I would probably do that too! lol! I loved it! we used to keep mice many years ago, we had a huge cage in the shed attached to the house, and I used to sit there with two on my lap, two on my head and one still in the wheel! lol! true story!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, MartieCoetser I'm so happy you found Grandma's pet an endearing story, and I do hope your grandchildren will enjoy it.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      What an endearing story, Mary! My grandchildren will love it!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, there, Pamela99 Yes, Grandma loved all living creatures! Thank you so much for the nice compliment on my writing. I enjoyed writing about Grandma, Mary

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      Pamela Oglesby 2 years ago from United States

      Mary, I love how tenderhearted Gramma was in this story. This is a real treasure and you are a gifted writer. Thanks for entertaining us all.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, ChitrangadaSharan. I'm so happy you enjoyed Grandma's Pet Mouse story! Thank you very much for the nice comment, Mary

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is very cute short story and you kept the interest throughout. A fit bedtime grandma's story for the grandchildren.

      Very sweet and very well written!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, FlourishAnyway. Yes Grandma was very tenderhearted. She wouldn't hurt a fly! Thanks for reading and commenting, I appreciate the visit. Mary

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Grandma is very tender-hearted. How kind of her to make a pet of her "pest." Very nicely written!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, peachpurple. Thank you very much. I'm happy you think Grandma's story is a wonderful one. Oh, no, Grandma would never hurt any living creature!

      I hope you have a wonderful day today, Mary

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      That is a winderful story, grandma couldn't bear to hurt the mouse and kept it as a pet

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Vellur. I don't publish many of my short stories, but I may do more after this because of your encouragement and that of others. Thanks so much for reading, commenting and the votes. Goodnight, Mary

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      A cute lovely story, enjoyed reading! Looking forward to reading more of your stories! Voted up!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee. You know, I don't think Baby has ever seen a mouse in her life! I wonder what she would do if she did...... Did I thank you for sharing Grandma's Pet Mouse?? If I didn't, well, thanks a bunch!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sid sends Baby his sweetest meows and promises not to chase after any mouse who may once again inspire you to write another wonderful story.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good morning, Jodah. Aw, thanks so much for the nice compliment on my story about Grandma and her pet mouse. You just gave me a great idea! Yep, Grandma didn't have a cat; otherwise this little mouse would not have had a chance! Wow! you have four cats? I love cats, but I'm terribly allergic to them.

      Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, DDE. It makes me so happy that you enjoyed my story. I sort of ventured out of my comfort zone by publishing one of my short stories. I may be encouraged to publish more of them now. Thanks for the votes, too. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, AliciaC. I am so glad you enjoyed reading about Granda's pet mouse. I'm glad you watched the cute video, too. Mice can be taught many tricks (or so I'm told).

      Thanks so much for reading my story, Mary

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Mary, this is a delightful short story and I'm sure children would love it. A series about Grandma is a great idea because there don't seem to be a lot of stories based on grandparents. That mouse sure chose the right place to live not like here as we have four cats.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I enjoyed reading this story. You certainly have a way in writing a short story. So interesting and well told. Voted up, interesting.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely and very charming story, Mary. Thank you for creating it and sharing it. I enjoyed reading it very much. I love the opening illustration and the video in your hub, too!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hello there, mckbirdbks. Oh, that sweet girl, Gypsy Rose Lee has been a good friend since I joined HP three years ago! It will take my head several hours to go back to its original size after your comment! It means a lot when someone of your talent gives such encouragement and support to my work.

      I have many children's stories I have written just for my own enjoyment and for my children. I never thought they might be good enough to publish any of them, though.

      Thanks again! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello mary615, I arrive here via Riga, Latvia and Twitter by your follower Gypsy Rose Lee who thought enough of your story to put it on her social network.

      Now, let me tell you that this is every bit as good as many famous children's authors. You have a natural voice.

      I see many votes, of awesome, beautiful, and interesting. I urge you to publish all your short stories.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, always exploring I'm so glad you found Grandma's Mouse an adorable story: thanks! Just watching some of the videos on YouTube about mice and their tricks just proves how smart they really are!

      I'm just so glad you loved my story, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi travmaj. I do believe all living creatures are God's creatures, and I would not hurt any of them! Actually, mice do make good pets. They are quite intelligent!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, RoadMonkey. How nice to meet you here today!! I'm happy you found my story lovely; thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, Gypsy Rose Lee How's Sid doing doing these days?? Baby sends her love to Sid. Thanks for the votes on my story about Grandma and her pet mouse.

      Baby and I are having a great weekend; just cold for Florida. Goodnight, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Sunshine625 (Linda). Oh yes, I remember Mr. Jingles from The Green Mile. I loved that movie!! I had a mouse problem for real in my house at one time until I borrowed a friend's cats.

      I'm glad you liked my tale of Grandma and her pet mouse, Mary

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is the most adorable story and the video is so sweet. You made my day. I loved it!

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      travmaj 2 years ago

      Hi Mary - all creatures great and small...Your story captures many facets - I'm reminded of my childhood when my mother and sister would jump up on furniture and scream if a mouse wandered in. Poor mouse! The extermination processes are sad - and your story has the best possible ending. Companionship.

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      RoadMonkey 2 years ago

      Lovely story. Sounds a nice granny.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A most delightful story. Loved this Mary. Now I want a little gray mouse but what will Sid say? Hugs to you and hope you're having a great weekend.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great tale! :) Your story reminded me of Mr. Jingles, the mouse on The Green Mile which is one of my favorite movies! As a kid, we had the occasional mouse in the house, he wasn't as lucky as the mouse in your story. :)

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, moonlake. Aww, how nice of you to release a caught mouse! Many people would not do that.

      Thanks so much for reading and I'm happy you enjoyed my story about Grandma and her mouse. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, Faith Reaper. I am thrilled you enjoyed reading about Grandma's pet! I did write it for my own children long ago; they still talk about it!

      Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the votes and the shares! You are too kind!

      Hugs right back to you, Mary

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      moonlake 2 years ago from America

      I have done the same thing as grandma but never kept one for a pet. I've tromped through the snow in the middle of the night to let a little mouse go from one of the live traps. My problem is I have three cats and all they do is get upset if there is a mouse in the house. Their fat and lazy. Enjoyed your story. Voted up.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Maria. I do enjoy writing stories like Grandma's Mouse, and I have more I just might share. Thanks so much. I have to agree: mice are not too popular in the pet department, but they do make good pets. My kids used to have some white mice!

      Thanks again for the votes and the share, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, billybuc (Bill). I am just so happy you enjoyed my story, and thank you so much for the nice compliment. Coming from a writer such as yourself, that means a lot to me.

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Bill. Mary

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great story Mary and this happened to me! Well my husband caught a mouse in a trap but it only got his tail and me and my 2 kids who were very young then fell in love with him and put him in a cage. Somehow he got out during the night and you know this is the first time since then that I suspect my husband of foul play!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Mary, this is such a delightful and heartwarming story. I love it when you write creatively, for your stories are always unique and beautifully written. I agree with everyone, this would make a lovely children's storybook story.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      I enjoyed this read on this beautiful Saturday morning.

      Hugs and blessings

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Mary,

      Please keep writing / sharing your stories. You have a unique, sweet and compelling style all your own... I was enraptured with this mouse, rooting for him and wanting him to find a perfect home... and this is not a reaction I would have expected from me about a mouse.

      Voted UP and UABI and CHARMING and sharing. Love, Maria

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awwww, that was totally enjoyable. What a great read this Saturday morning. You are very good at writing fanciful stories like this one.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, suziecat7 I really did have a problem once in my house with mice. I borrowed my neighbor's two cats and that took care of the mice problem!

      Thanks for reading, commenting, and the votes, too. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi tillsontitan. Always good to see you! It makes me very happy that you found my story fun to read: thanks.

      Thanks for the votes, too. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, bravewarrior Thanks for reading my little story about Grandma's mouse; glad you thought it was a cute story. Mice are very easy to train (or so I'm told). I'm glad you liked the video. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      rebeccamealey, good morning! Yes, Grandma was very happy this little gray mouse came into her house to keep her company.

      I'm so happy you thought my story was cute. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi LongTimeMother, I'm so thrilled you found my story a beautiful one, and that you loved it. Your kind of comment makes me want to write more children's stories.

      My best, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, so nice to see you today! Yes, this little story about Grandma's pet mouse is a favorite of my children and grands, too. Thanks for the idea of making Grandma and her mouse a series!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary

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      suziecat7 2 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Wonderful story. I think I would have done the same thing. Of course, I have cats so they have scared all the little critters off. Voted up and awesome!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, WillStarr Your comment means so much to me; coming from someone who really knows how to write a great short story.

      I'm just so happy you loved my story! My best, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, vocalcoach What a wonderful comment to read the first thing this morning. I am just so pleased you liked my story about Grandma's pet mouse!

      I may venture out and try writing more short stories. I do enjoy writing them.

      Thanks for much the votes, the Pin and the share.

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      What a lovely little story. Kudos to Grandma for keeping the poor little mouse. This was a fun story to read.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Cute story, Mary. The tree-decorating mouse video was a nice touch!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Cute story. That little gray mouse sure got lucky. He picked the right home, and now you have a new furry friend!

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      LongTimeMother 2 years ago from Australia

      What a beautiful story, Mary. Loved it!

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      Mary I was all caught up in what would happen to the little mouse. The granny sounded lovely!

      My children would like this story, I bet your grandchildren did too.

      Lovely story and great character. You could have a whole series of adventures on the granny and her little mouse.

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I don't know if you intended to write a super children's story, but you sure did!

      I love it.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh Mary, this is the cutest story. I'm so tender-hearted I would most likely do the same thing as Grandma did. I hope you write more short stories for me and others to enjoy. The mouse image is adorable!

      Voted up, useful, funny, awesome, interesting and will pin to my pinterest board and share on HP.

      Thank you,

      Audrey