Thursday, January 18, 2007

EEEEEK....A MOUSE!!!!!!

Ok, I know all you CYBER-ADDICTS are thinking this....

BUT IT WASN'T!!!!! IT WAS THIS.............................

A true honest to goodness bonafide HOUSE MOUSE.....IN MY HOUSE!!!!!! But thanks to the bravery of my older dog Katey (who everyone in my house makes fun of cause she licks walls) this mouse is now in MOUSY HEAVEN!! You Go Katey....that's my Girl (gave her 2 pieces of jumbo aka bologna for finding it)!!!
It seems that my son claimed he saw a mouse one night in the kitchen of which I've never seen one in the kitchen. Many years ago before animals roamed my yard, there were a few in the cellar (aka basement). We have a very old house and there are little crevises and such were one such rodent might enter. Anyway, this one was in the kitchen. Needless to say, I was not going to be a part of any rodent scaring the beegeebers out of me when I least expected it. I love animals of all kinds......but mice running rampant in my house are not part of "kinds"! I promptly went to Walmart and purchased as many of these as I could....




Okay...I'm kidding, I actually purchase 6 of this little ditties that I've use with much success in the past.
Sweetie Man wanted to buy the poisoning stuff....I thought to myself, "this isn't a mouse picnic....I don't want to feed them.....I WANT THEM DEAD AND I WANT TO SEE THEM DEAD, not find them dead somewhere three years down the road." But I kindly said, "No, Sweetie, this will work much better and it is reusable provided there isn't much blood and guts on it!"

So I positioned six of these in my kitchen. The next day....nothing.....I did find mouse poop of which I promptly took out my strongest kitchen cleaning agent and scrubbed my kitchen down cause that really freaked me out...ugh!!! I repositioned the traps and also put a couple in the basement. Nothing! Then yesterday while washing clothes I heard a tiny, "squeek....squeek." I started to sing thinking it would scare it into hiding till I managed to run to the upstairs. I asked my son and his gal pal to assist me in checking out the basement for the squeek and they agreed...actually my son was excited cause it gave him the opportunity to scare us girls of which he did on the way to the cellar and we screamed (to make him feel good). Anyway, to make an even longer story short, I thought I would bring down my elder dog, Katey, just for the heck of it.....Well, sure enough she found the trap within seconds, which the mouse dragged about a yard away from where it was set and pulled it out for us!!! At that point I was standing on top of something to be sure my feet did not touch the floor. (actually I put snow boots on when I went down the cellar) Anyway, the bottom line is, we caught the mouse (my son said that it wasn't the one he saw ...I think he was just trying to freak me out again)...but the traps will remain in place either way for awhile. The trap unfortunately will not be reused as there was too much blood and guts on it (see previous paragraph)....I think he struggled for awhile on it....YUCKY!!!!! So, with that little story under my belt, I'll let you get on with your day.....till next time, yinz guys........

14 Comments:

Christy said...

Poor mouse. It was funny to picture you in your snow boots on a box. Have a camera handy next time!! LOL!

Deneen said...

I hate mice more than anything in the whole world. I find myself shrieking if one is anywhere near me, dead or alive.

I will say this, the best luck I have had with traps are those wooden ones with a glob of peanut butter on them-within an hour the sucker is caught.

aj said...

Ewwww. At our old apartment a few years ago we had mice.

MICE.

It got cold a lot earlier that year and being that we were out in the middle of nowhere in the country, those field mice made a run for the indoor warmth of our building.

It was nasty! Within a week we must have caught a dozen.

I've never seen that chompy looking trap before. We started using the spring loaded ones with peanut butter but those didn't work so we used glue traps. I know, it's inhumane, but they were the only ones that worked for us!

I remember scrubbing EVERYWHERE after finding mouse poop. That stuff is nasty!

I feel for you, Lucy. Hope that was the last one you'll see.

Donna said...

we had a mouse in the house. Caught him and sent him on his way to mousy heaven. Funny thing is we have pet rats. Rats in the cage we love, mouses running around the house we don't. Hehe

Jen said...

sorry about the mouse in the house but hopefully that was the only one.
-Jen

Brandy said...

eck! Mice! Yuck! I had one that decided it liked my xmas tree one year and the popcorn that was strung on the tree. Stupid little thing made me chase it for a month before I sent it to mouse heaven!

Sue said...

Pets are great that way, aren't they? The cat always alerts me that there is a bug in the house by starting intently at it. When I see her do that, I know I need to get out The Slipper.

Sue said...

Oops! starting = staring! Sheesh!

Sue said...

Oh no, not a mouse. We've had a couple of them, but have 3 cats so it's not a frequent problem.

andi said...

That's alota traps! Got cheese?!

Vonna said...

Yikes, that is one thing I cannot stand MICE!
Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm gonna blogroll you so that I can keep up!
:)

stitcherw said...

Although I'm sorry you had to deal with a mouse, I did enjoy the couple of mouse cartoons you posted (as well as the one with Maxine, she is soooo funny). Thankfully I've never had a mouse in the house (at least that I know of). Hopefully that will be the only one you have to deal with.

Glad the link to the flatfold finishing was what you were looking for. Now I'm looking forward to seeing your finished project and hearing how it worked out. :)
Sue

kansas crochet mom said...

Oh I hate mice!

Alexis said...

Well, I know you don't like mice but it is still sad that they have to die:( I think they're cute. Although I admit, I wouldn't be happy if they inhabited my house without being invited.