Gnomey Brings The Little Mouse Home

If you missed the first part, the story continues from here.

As soon as Gnomey got the little mouse home he heated him some milk while Aunt Katri sat with him by the fire. She couldn't believe this baby was out there in the cold! She feels so thankful that Gnomey was mushroom hunting and found him.
"It was meant to be." She said, "You were meant to find him. Send out word tomorrow that we found a baby mouse. We'll keep him here until his family comes for him."

They spent the rest of the day keeping the mouse as happy as they could. He ate cheese and drank warm milk until his little belly was full. They read him stories and showed him around the Stump House.

Tonight they got an old basket from one of the guest rooms that will work as a cradle. He will sleep in Aunt Katri's room.

She tucked him in as snug as a bug in a rug! She pulled the basket up close to her then she played the organ and quietly sang this lullaby.

"Shoo Shoo Shoo Sha La La, Put your little cares away. Shoo Shoo Shoo Sha La La, Tomorrow is another day. Shoo Shoo Shoo Sha La La, Close your little eyes of blue! Shoo Shoo Shoo Sha La La, Pretty dreams will come to you...."

And the little mouse drifted off to sleep feeling safe and warm.

shhhhh.. baby is sleeping!

The lullyby is part of a song by Hank Carter. My father sang this to me countless times when I was a little girl.


  1. Una imágenes muy tiernas y unos estupendos recuerdos.

  2. How sweet it this! Great pictures and story, I sure hope one day it will be published if not already

  3. That baby mouse really is very lucky to have been found and taken in to such a safe and cozy haven. I think you may need some more baskets in case his family DOES come for him, I'm sure they will not want to leave. And gnomes do keep mice as pets, no? :)

  4. Thank you for your little stories they make my and hubby's day...we read them to each other....when our children were little he used to make stories but now we have been making logs mousehouses which are very heavy and very long to carve but then we enjoy it...the reason been it is for the grandchildren(we don't have any yet) really we just are big kids who enjoy doing it your stories just complete us, we both look forwards to your news everyday on your site...please do continue lot of love and kisses (it is OK I am French) love your work so dearly! Anick and Ricky

    1. Oh wow!! Thank you so very much. I appreciate every kind word you said, it sure means a lot.

      Log mousehouses! I am so curious now. Are you on Facebook? If you are, would you share photos on my page, Dollhouses and the Things That go In Them.

      Thank you Anick and Ricky! Keep building and dreaming.

      Lots of love to you,
      Sharon Ojala


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