Many of you have been following this: there is a mouse in my house, whom I discovered two days ago. My cat, Fred, had been trying to catch him for some time before that. I'm moving out in a month so the mouse can't stay the winter, quietly hiding among my possessions, and I don't want it to die, so I can't trap it. Instead, I have built it a house out of a gatorade bottle and a cardboard tube, stuffed with sunflower seeds and shredded paper, to be mostly buried underground once I catch him so he can comfortably live the winter. The plan is that Fred will snatch him up and I'll resnatch him before Fred finishes him off, and then I'll keep him in a cardboard box until there's good weather (in case the mouse doesn't take to the house I made, he'll have a chance to build a new one and then store the sunflower seeds in without freezing.) Fred appears to be the weak part of the plan. Last night the mouse entered my room and Fred leapt off the bed and ran as fast as he could towards the mouse, who slipped away under the door. In case you don't know, that's NOT how cats catch mice: they do it by stealth and ambush. My cat is embarrassingly incompetent. I'm trying to figure out where the mouse lives now, I've set some food in the kitchen to see if that's eaten. Once I find him I may be able to flush him out for Fred to catch. I'll post updates here, and once I catch him I'll upload the full set of pictures of the operation.