Dash found the mouse (he was making a racket in the stove drawer) and proceeded to sniff around inside the drawer. And there he was, in plain sight. I removed grill pans etc and he took off but I found a good size stash of dog food in the corner of the drawer. That little bugger! To be truthful he was not little, he's has been eating quite well, thank you very much. So I eliminated the food stash and have not heard him in the kitchen since. I leave the dog dish out at night and I am going to put it up from now on!