My pet mouse finally died. It wasn’t quick and easy, but slow and agonizing. I actually thought they lived longer. He was about 6-years old, and I loved the little guy. Let’s call him Freddie for the sake of convenience.
Freddie has been struggling for some weeks now, maybe even months if I’m truly honest with myself. It’s hard to be objective where pets are concerned. Freddie was better on some days than others, but eventually it just became too much for him—so I euthanized him today. He was unplugged from life support and he expired peacefully.
I purchased a new pet mouse, at our local WalMart (I know, I know), this morning and my Apple MacBook Pro seems to like him well enough. Unlike Freddie who was jet black and manufactured by Logitech, Mikey is a vibrant blue and manufactured by Microsoft. He cost me $298 MXN or $23 USD. I don’t know if this is a good price or not. It does beat the heck out of Apple’s Magic Mouse (or whatever the hell they call it) for about $70 USD. The biggest difference between Freddie and Mikey is the wireless receiver that plugs into the USB port. Freddie’s was large, and Mikey’s is itty-bitty (although I would never embarrass him by telling him that).
Mikey seems to be full of piss & vinegar and chomping at the bit. I will miss Freddie, but one has to move on. It’s nice having a younger mouse around the house, but he does wear me out occasionally.