"There are few things more enchanting than a curious mouse when viewed against the backdrop of Mother Nature.
See one in the corner of your bedroom, run across your lounge or in one of your kitchen cupboards and you may instantly recoil, but view one in more pleasant and less threatening surroundings and they quickly transform in image from vermin into some more favourable and acceptable creature merely seeking its comfort.
The very same is true of some humans whom you may have grown to dislike or who are not welcomed into your surroundings because their very presence creates threat and discomfort for you. It is often only through getting to know them better in their natural environment that a greater understanding and appreciation of their nature and disposition can unfold.
There are far worse things in this great big world than that of being the smallest of creatures seeking nourishment and sustenance. One of my late father's oft repeated quotes was from the mouth of his film star hero, John Wayne who once said, 'The first is first and the second is nobody!' I fear that my father, along with his buddy, John Wayne, couldn't have been farther from the truth.Think about it for a moment. In life's tender trap, while it may be the early bird that catches the worm, common sense tells me it is the second mouse that gets the cheese!" William Forde: April 17th, 2016.