When money saving goes wrong

The girls wanted pet mice, the hamster was on its last legs (RIP Billy, he passed away yesterday) and it seemed like a good idea. Mice are an easy pet to look after and hubby seemed to like the idea so I started hunting for a bargain. I came across a post on gumtree where a mum was looking at selling her two mice and their cage because her daughter was allergic. £15 for everything, food, bedding. cage, mice, everything you would need.

However there was a problem, it seems it is not just any mice but mother and son. It seems that the cage is not a mouse cage but a hamster cage. It seems that the son can escape the cage quite easily. Hubby found this out as he was driving home from collecting them last Wednesday, a mouse was loose in the car!

So our bargain was not nearly as much of a bargain as it seemed and I had to go and buy another cage with smaller bars which cost another £15.
My bargain hunting may not have worked very well but the girls are happy and we have to introduce you to two new members of our family. Meet Ticklish and Dude.