History was made today.... I actually picked up a mouse and had him on the back of my hand. Its something that I had been working towards. About 6 months ago, I couldnt even walk beside a mouse cage in a pet store... actually, I couldnt even deal with mice on TV.... I have to say, it feels really good to overcome such a huge fear. Im still a bit squeamish around rats but I was able to get one rat cage cleaned without freaking out too bad.... but I cleaned all of the mouse, hamster, and gerbil cages.