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A Requiem for a Mouse

A moment of silence please for a brave and hardy (and I do mean HARDY) little Logitech mouse, who withstood hours of LineRider drawing, endless clicks on Buzz Lightyear uTube videos, and at times, we are sad to admit, ruthless banging when a page refused to load. This mouse, who spent his life in the merciless hands of two small boys has sadly given up the will to click.

Where other brands of mice have lasted a month, a week, an hour in the presence of He-Who-Makes-Mice-Tremble (yes, an hour is his personal record for breaking a mouse) this wee, undersized miracle in ladybug clothing lasted. And lasted. And held up. For two years.

But alas, even this fine Logitech mouse could only take so much and we had to do the kind thing: unplug him and give him his final rest.

So please, I ask you to light a candle, bow your heads, and say a small prayer of thanks to the gods of eBay where I was able to order another one, since this model has been discontinued.

7 comments to “A Requiem for a Mouse”

  1. Margaret Garland
    January 14th, 2008 at 6:38 am · Link

    RIP little mouse. I have used Logitech for years. For about 5 of them, I’ve used the wireless variety. Those stupid cords would get tangled together or kinked and drive me nuts. I paid too much money but it was worth it for the peace of mind.

    The only thing I have to remember is to keep a nice supply of AA batteries at hand. No problem. Everything else runs on them and I see to buy them by the gross. Remember when C was the battery of choice and we were always running out of them at incovenient times?

    I’m glad you could find a replacement. Why do “they” always discontinue stuff that works perfectly fine and fits the needs of the user?

  2. Christina Arbini
    January 14th, 2008 at 8:27 am · Link

    Ohhhhh, and it was such a cute little mouse! 🙁


  3. Elizabeth
    January 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm · Link

    You know, Margaret, that was exactly my thought when I found out they had discontinued that make of mouse. Apparently making something that can stand up to use isn’t in fashion. I mean you can hardly sell more mice if your brand just keeps working like the Energizer bunny.

    Christina, it was cute, but a pain to use–at least if you were used to a big mouse. But it fits in a kid’s hand and was easy for them to use.

  4. Cornélia
    January 15th, 2008 at 10:09 am · Link

    “Paix à son âme…” as we say in my country! lol

  5. therese
    January 16th, 2008 at 11:50 pm · Link

    My condolences on the passing of your mouse. May you have as many hours of use from this one.

    Yes, the products that work are often discontinued, they get a reputation and word gets out that they last, function and keep buyers home and happy instead of frazzled and rushing to the nearest store to desperately accept the assurances of the sales staff that, yes, this new model is even better. not!


  6. Haven Rich
    January 17th, 2008 at 10:20 am · Link


    I had a Logitech mouse that is tiny and lasted for three years. And trust me I’m really rough on mice…umm 8 cats who like mice hehe.

    My went to mice heaven about 3 weeks ago and I was afraid I wouldn’t find one I liked. I do like the tiny mice and found a new one. It’s a Targus. But I think it’d be too tiny for your kids, it’s a laptop mouse.

  7. Keira Soleore
    January 18th, 2008 at 7:41 pm · Link

    That is the cutest mouse I have ever seen. Pity it was discontinued. And while my heart bleeds for its untimely death, I had to laugh over your Ode to the Mouse.

    In other words, I’m back from my trip and adjusting to a 12-hour time change and a temperature drop of forty degrees. Oh, and that orange ball in the sky.

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