Friday, December 02, 2022

wildest dreams: Taylor, Judy, Betty, Nu

Nu had to come to Alma with me to see the dentist, so there was a lot of Taylor Swift on our commute. I really wish I could have scored some Taylor Swift concert tickets as a Christmas present for Nu, but the online lines were interminable and the price was prohibitive--more expensive than any present I've ever bought anyone, probably. After a point, I just gave up.

But one of Nu's other dreams came true today--he was able to spend some time with Judy and Betty--MB's brindled mice. Nu has always loved mice--until today only in theory and as stuffed animals--and was amazingly gentle and confident playing with them. Judy and Betty--named for the sisters in White Christmas will retire from their work as lures for the kestrels MB is banding--so their job is to act cute and tasty--at the end of Jan. At which point, MB would like to offer them to Nu as a present.  It'll be an uphill battle convincing Big A, but Nu and I together can be pretty formidable. (I'm terrified and ick-ed by mice, frankly; but Nu enjoys them so much.)

Pic: Nu with Judy.


StephLove said...

I'm sorry you couldn't get tickets. I heard it was absolutely crazy.

Mice are cute. We have an old house our pest control company rep once called "porous" and we often have mice. We do set lethal traps sometimes when we're really overrun, but most of the time we use humane traps and release them in the woods on the other side of the creek. Or when Matthew was alive, he used to dispatch them. Xander never had any interest. (He was a lover, not a fighter.)

Nicole said...

Awww, that is very cute.

I heard the uproar over tickets for Taylor Swift, but I don't know what the actual cost was. Remember when you could go to concerts for under $20? Of course, this is like 35 years ago, but still.

maya said...

StephLove, we have mice too--hence Big A's hesitation.
Aw, sweet Xander!

Nicole, the Tears for Fears show I went to over the summer was 60 or something like that. The Taylor tickets were climbing into the 1000s.

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