Bless the Child

Question: In the scene where Maggie is putting Cody to bed, why does she look under Cody's nightgown and ask "Where is that mouse?"

Chosen answer: She was just being playful with her, Like the 'I've got your nose' thing.

Question: When Cody is balled up frightened under a table, she hears laughter and goes to look out the window. The laughing turns out to be several punks in the alley stabbing something, what is it?

Chosen answer: It appears to be some kind of stray animal, possibly a cat from the small size.