Nope! It's a new friend! And he is one fearless little fellow. He's perched on the curtain rod directly behind me, watching me play. And he let me get very close with the camera.
Mr. The Cat spotted the mouse earlier this evening, but is still convinced it's hiding in the opposite corner of the room. He's also more interested in my breakfast on the desk than he is in the mouse (who, when I wasn't looking, managed to crawl across two curtain rods and one free-hanging curtain -- how did you do that, little mouse? -- to make it to the other side of the bay window.)
Now he's making friends with Gregor, the fellow who sits on ledge on the other side. Hi, you two! Can you get rid of the cobwebs while you're there?
I'd shoo the mouse out the door but A. it's rainy and B. it's windy and C. he'd find another way in anyway. He really isn't all that welcome a guest here and will soon have to go; right now his presence is more of a novelty than anything. I am guessing he'll eventually run afoul of the cat when he makes it back down on the ground, but I won't contemplate that scenario just now. I have some sleeping to do before I go to the dentist today.
Have a nice morning, little mouse!