Fredericton — Gregory Sterling, a 20-year-old St. Thomas University student, is reaching out to the public in the hopes of locating his pet mouse Coffee Bean. “I’m going crazy looking for her,” said the worried Sterling. “She’s been missing for almost a week now and I’m starting to think that I’ll never see her again.”
Sterling hasn’t seen his pet since Sunday afternoon. “Last I saw her she was cuddling up on my work uniform when I was making lunch before my shift,” he said. Sterling left for his shift at the McDonald’s on Prospect Street in Fredericton at 5 p.m., and when he arrived back at his dorm room in Harrington Hall, his beloved Coffee Bean was nowhere to be found. “I tore the place apart looking for her, and couldn’t find her anywhere. She’s normally so excited to see me when I get home, waiting on my bed or sleeping in a shirt pocket or something. She loves sleeping in shirt pockets; it’s like a little hammock for her.”
The Manatee asked Sterling how he came up with the name Coffee Bean. “It’s the weirdest thing, she just loves coffee beans. I got her from Pets Unlimited, and right when we got back to my place she just started gnawing away at some beans I had on my counter. She practically named herself.”
Sterling is urgently pleading for the public’s help in finding his pet. “Please, if you see her, bring her home to me. She’s all I have, really; I’m a student with no family or even friends here — just Coffee Bean.”
If you have seen Coffee Bean or have any information about her whereabouts, please contact The Manatee.