Mousie came to our house a week before we repatriated from Germany in 2010. Our son, Cody, was a year old, and his babysitter visited to give him a stuffed mouse as a farewell gift. The toy was almost as big as Cody was at the time, and the friendship was instantaneous. Cody took Mousie to our hotel that night and the critter hasn't left Cody's side after all these years. The fur is mostly worn, the stuffing is a series of lumps in the extremities, but he is still part of the family after all these years. Along the way, I've collected photos and sketches of the many adventures of these two. Some have made it into sketchbooks, and a few have made it to canvas. Here's where I will post any worthy of the love these two friends have shared.