this morning i nearly stepped on a mom mouse and pup on the cellar stairs. the mom scooted off, with the pup attached to her teat. then my dau nearly stepped on this pup... which we think is too cute to kill. this one has already eaten and drunk off my fingers, and readily comes into a person's had. here he is held by dau, who has very small hands. i read that once baby mice open their eyes, they can be weaned, and i have started to feed this one milk and cereal. i guess when he grows up we will release him (her?) into the woods... if we can keep up on the feedings. we are going on vacation in a few days, and then it will be up to our neighbors. it's tough being an orphan!