The mouse is not looking good. At this point it feels cruel not to kill it, but I just can't think of how to do it without traumatizing myself. Putting it in tupperware in the freezer or burying it is all I can think of and I don't want to do either. :-(
Mr. Ashley says he'll take care of it when he gets home, but that's a long time to be suffering.
I don't even like mice but it is such a soft, tiny little thing.
Stupid fucking Murphy.
im soo sorry! poor little thing! that pulls at my heartstrings!
is it possible he just looks worse than he is? like maybe he is just sleeping/resting?
A sure sign for me would be if there is a dab of peanut butter nearby and he doesn't even wake up or look over at it... then that's not a good sign.
If some interest is there, then you never know.
I hope mommy mouse bites Murphy in the ass. What a jerk ;)
you need to drown it or suffocate it, fast! poor thing! Stick it in a zip lock and then toss it so you don't have to look at it!!! Hurry!
Maybe your vet can give you some suggestions?
Is there a big manly neighbor who could do the dirty deed?
I know this comment doesn't belong here but whatever...
I just saw a commercial for the perfect Christmas present for lk (it's kinda pricey though): The Little Tikes Giddyup and Go Pony! He can ride it, it makes pony sounds, and swishes it's tail. So cute.
And sorry about the mouse. My dog brought in a baby bird once. It was sad.
oh ashley...you are such a doll!!
That's so sad... :( I wouldn't be able to do it either!
Give it to lk????
Give it some kind of a soft drink....rodents can't expel gas, and it will die. Trust me, my daughter gave her hamster some pepsi once, and she died! :0(
I may have a suggestion to euthanize the poor thing. You could put him in a bag and not close it all the way to suffocate him, but most of the way, so its breathing in its own carbon dioxide. I know a friend did that to his ferret because he was really old and very sick and his wife (a nurse) thought it would be the best way to euthanize him without having to take him to the vet...
you're nicer than I am. my (indoor) cat caught a baby mouse a few weeks ago and i threw the dang thing out in the grass! yeeesh. i'm very girly about mice. it took me about 30 minutes to work up the nerve to get close enough to take it outside (first i just put an upside down bowl on it)
Stupid Murphy... I had a kitten that my cat "AC" (Anti Christ) killed, and I didn't have a place to put it before trash day, and I didn't want it to stink up the house, so I put it in a Ziploc and put it in the freezer. Trash day was the next day, luckily we didn't forget to take it out.
Maybe an owl or something will come pick it up!
I just found this online. I'd wait for the Mister, too:
"If you must kill it, the fastest and painless way is cerebral concussion, i.e. a swift and hard whack to the head with a hammer. Place the mouse in a plastic bag."
Do you have any pain killers? Maybe you could crush one up and mix it with water to feed to the little guy. It might kill him, but at the very least, it could ease his pain until Mr. Ashley can help him get to the other side.
Holy shit, based on the comments I'm reading, good thing I'm not a mouse.
I like Melodie's idea though. It might prepare him for Mr. Ashley.
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