SH: Did you see that weird thing in the toilet this morning?
Me: Yes! It looked like poop* and I was mad that you didn't flush.
Not the mouse that was flushed, but a sibling.
SH: Did you flush it?
Me: Um yeah.
SH: It was the cats' mouse. They knocked it into the toilet.
Me: So why didn't you pull it out?
SH: That's gross! I would never stick my hand into the toilet** like that.
Me: Oh for pete's sake. You can wash your hands. Don't you think it would have been better not to flush that thing?***
SH: It wasn't that big. Other things [he elaborates] are bigger.
* Very odd poop, I have to say.
** I apologize for grossing anyone out, but we don't flush for #1 at night so that we don't wake each other. Plus I have lived and traveled in way too many places where water is scarce, so I am a - how shall we say it? - conservative #1 flusher.
*** Especially after we just paid $178 to have our sewer line snaked.