I'm a softie. I keep heated bowls of water on the front porch, the back porch and in the barn but I'll be the first to say these are really for the cats - ours and an occasional raccoon or opossum.
However. As I was sweeping the snow off the front porch this morning (yes, it was not yet zero degrees), I notice the tiny footprints leading up to and around the water bowl. Mouse prints. Darling little mouse prints. Now I feel like I should provide a tiny ladder and a rock in case someone slips and falls in.
Yep. Big time sucker.