Posted March 21, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

We all remember the excitement of leaving a newly lost tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy in exchange for a bit of cash. In some cultures it is not a fairy collecting teeth but a mouse. In Spain, Mexico, and other countries in Latin America it is a mouse named Ratoncito Peréz, or El Raton de los Dientes. In France the mouse is named La Petite Souris.

Posted March 10, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

I may still be new to the bagpipes, but they sure sound like my cousin Nutsy when he was chased by the neighborhood cat.

Posted February 2, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Every year it's the same thing. Two humans pull me out of my burrow and start grilling me about my shadow. It's like déja vu all over again.

Posted January 26, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Today is National Spouses Day. It is a good day to remember your spouse with a a big wet smooch, regardless of your species.

Posted January 21, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

You can't have a full house! We're playing chess, doofus.

Posted December 17, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

I don't know about this tree. Shouldn't it be made of something edible? Or at least have frosting on it?

Posted November 23, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

I am rocking this turkey/pilgrim fashion thing. But I'm really ready to eat! Pass the salad!

Posted November 18, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

If you've never heard of Mickey Mouse then you've either been living under a rock or on another planet for the last 90 years. Mickey, the mouse with the most, is celebrating his 88th birthday today. It was back in 1928 that America's favorite mouse made his debut in theaters in the cartoon "Steamboat Willie." This has led to one of the longest and most successful rodent careers in show business history.