Big Mouse passed away today

A very sad day.

We have been looking after two wild mice since they were babies, handed to us all pink and almost hairless, about four days old. They have been with us for two years and eight months, but today the largest of them passed away.

Big Mouse has been ill for some time, carrying large tumours on his back and neck, however despite this indignity and discomfort, he always managed to have a play. Last night he was very tired and whilst he still wanted to come out for a look around, in his own little way he asked to go back to his cage.

He curled up and went to sleep, where he quietly slipped away looking more peaceful than he has done for a long time. He leaves behind his brother (little Mouse) and two distraught ‘keepers’ (we never owned him).

May he rest in peace.

Jason Pitcock, ebay scam, Texas, eBay Fraud

I was looking through the access logs on my blog here and I happened to notice more than one search for Jason Pitcock.

Yes, this low life scum bag managed to swindle me out of a tidy sum of money a couple of years ago which my grandfather had left to me in his will, by masquerading as a legitimate ebay seller with some good Apple computer kit to shift.

Needless to say the kit never arrived and I was one of about sixty folk who fell for his scam auctions. The FBI are now chasing his backside, and I seriously hope this evil piece of bottom dwelling pond scum gets his come-uppance.

There is a whole forum dedicated to chasing this man, and whilst it is a bit of a self-help group, it serves to warn the world that dealings with Jason Pitcock, from Texas, are likely to cause you grief.

It *was* here:

But now seems to have moved to which was one of the original trading names that Pitcock used.

Feel free to join the group, and feel even more free to say that you know the man, and even better, know how to deliver some justice in his direction. He has got away with over $100,000 as far as I can tell, and looks set to just get clean away with it. This can’t be right – there needs to be some natural justice in this matter… I’d be happy to hear from anyone so disposed to deliver.

Edit – 21st march 2006 – I received a link swap request from what appears to be a legitimate fraud watch website. Oddly, the URL has a redirect:

Now, if this site does indeed warn folks about potential ebay scams and fraudulent activity I’m all for it! Click if you wish to visit that site.

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