There have been two furry additions to the household... Introducing Helmet and Flash. They're not the prettiest of names, but our girls more than compensate for unfortunate titles.
Stuck in an apartment sans green space, and a boyfriend who hates cats (and, to be honest, I'm just trying to fill a dog-shaped hole with that attempt) we were really limited by choice of pet. I've done fish (too smelly), and I'm not interested in hamsters (too sleepy), but after a trip to a farm and a cuddle with this little guy, we were sold.
And here they are! They're super inquisitive and very brave for such tiny creatures. We've been getting them used to our smells and voices, encouraging them out of their cage with peanut butter.
It was a bit of a heartbreak story to begin with. We came home SO excited with these two boys, only for us have to return them within a fortnight because they are fighting. Hearing their little squeals was more than I could take, and after a chat with the shop we decided to take them back to exchange them. It just goes to show, getting a pet can be a complete lucky dip, especially when you're getting two boys which are genetically bound to be more territorial.
Our girls are settling in well and I'm sure they'll pop up often on Instagram in future. If you've kept mice before, stay in touch! Our circle seems to be pretty small - only one pet shop in town caters for them, we need to stick together!