Apparently, a little family of mice got into the basement and our girls have been working hard to bring it to our attention. Winnie brought up the first little critter which appeared to be juvenile but was old enough to have fur. The following morning Riley brought up a second critter. We had been keeping our trash on the bulkhead stairs which has been effective at keeping the racoons out of it but I suspect that’s the draw for the mice. Jason bought some new outdoor trashcans with bungee cords to keep the lids on and the trash is now outside. No more squeekies have been seen. Snap traps were considered and rejected, poison bait was considered and rejected. If there’s any indication of mice still lurking we’ll go for a “humane trap” as that will be safest for the kitties while still effectively removing the mice.