Caught a mouse
Ok it's not a pet but I have mice and my landlady gave me some humane traps and last night I caught a mouse. I live in Canada and it's -9 Celsius and I'm worried that the mouse will freeze to death. Sad yes but I don't want it to suffer. I know I have to take the mouse a far ways from the house or it will find it's way back in but I'm thinking I can wait until the weather is a bit warmer but that would mean housing, feeding and watering the mouse (and any more companions I manage to catch) until then.
Am I being too naive? Can a mouse find shelter in the winter? Or, and its gruesome but, maybe a hawk or other predator might find him and eat him? I will save a mouse if my cat's after one but if she kills one I accept that as part of the circle of life. What I have trouble with is seeing a mouse cowering in the corner of a plastic cage as I decide its fate.