Y'all would be hard-pressed to give me a better analysis than I got from Samuel de Margarine lo, these many months ago.
I see how it goes, you clever, clever mouse... posing a challenge in order to bait people into giving you your way!
what a smart little pest you are!
Quick, not liked by everyone (in fact, some may find you horrifying! :eek and a definite outlet for playfulness and fun (considering that the mouse in question was a pet wasn't it?) for a quick one since I'm working on dinner at the moment
“The good are innocent and create justice. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy.” -Terry Pratchett