"I used to have a pet mouse and that worked for about two years. His name was Mars, like the planet. I had these giant cargo pants; a lot of people thought I was trying to dress that way purposely, but no, I got the biggest cargo pants I could find so I could put a temporary mouse house in my pants. That was before security pat-downs. Just around the time when security got really tight and those started, he passed away. There was a lot that could go wrong traveling with a mouse though. Like when the suitcase with his litter and toys doesn’t arrive and you’re there with a mouse in your pocket. That happened in Germany. The person picking me up had to drive me to a pet store to find temporary cage and all of that."