I recently learned that the rescue group I volunteer with will be participating in a Mouse Race fundraiser, along with two other animal rescue groups. Don't be concerned - no mice will be harmed during this event. Unless I talk them into letting me take Ziggy to the race with me. Then I can't make any guarantees. Did I tell you about the spider that was in the kitchen yesterday? Ziggy and Noelle chased it under the vacuum cleaner. Then Ziggy proceeded to guard the vacuum cleaner from Noelle so she could not have the spider. I don't know if it's because he wanted to eat the spider himself, or if he really is such a compassionate, nature-loving dog, that he was simply trying to protect the spider from Noelle. I never found out since the spider somehow escaped the vacuum cleaner and disappeared. Does anyone else hate it when big black spiders escape in the house and you know they are there but you can't find them? Ziggy does. Anyway, back to these mouse races.