I've been leaving Bailey out upstairs while I leave for 1-3 hours at a time. My trainer says to lay out mouse traps on items I want him to stay out of. So my house as become a mouse trap lair. Watch out for your fingers! They are on counter-tops, trash, books, etc. So far it has been working really well. Bailey hasn't been on my counter-tops in a couple of weeks.
Well this time, I left Bailey out after I got home from work. I played with him for a little less than hour thinking he would be ok. He had other thoughts on his mind. He wanted to play some more!
This is the state of my living room when I returned. Notice the torn book in the foreground? That is textbook left uncovered without a mousetrap. Luckily I don't use it.