Once upon a time Tiny caught a mouse and I saved it.
I put my wellies on and climbed through the hole in the fence into the field. I scared Tiny away.
(look at the utter concern and tenderness on her face...my heart melts!)
I got him in my hands very gently. I got a box that had an old blue tits nest in it. I wanted to put him in it to keep him safe but...
He wouldn't come back out so I had to take off my dress. He was curled up inside it.
I gently lifted him into the box and he scurried under the nest. I put a plate on top of it like a lid and put him in the utility room while I ate my dinner.
I really wanted to keep him.
My daddy told me that I couldn't, that he was a wild animal and it was kinder to let him go.
I gave him a last little cuddle and then I let him go. He stopped on my hand just long enough to say 'Thank you'.