Monday, November 10, 2008

There's a mouse in my house!

Most times, for me, the benefits of being single outweigh the negatives. This is not one of those times. I desperately want someone else to take care of this problem! Yesterday when putting away my little George Foreman grill, I discovered something on the shelf that had not been there when I took it out the night before...mouse droppings. In that cabinet, I also have a basket in which I keep things like packages of salad dressing, cocoa mix, marinades, etc. There were little slivers of paper with foil on one side. My mouse apparently craves chocolate. The only packages torn open were two of instant cocoa mix. I cleaned up the mess, took all of my packaged goods out of the cabinet and found new homes for them in upper cabinets. Gracie started sitting at the cabinet door watching and sticking a paw up occasionally between the cabinet bottom and the toe kick. I couldn't decide if I should open the cabinet door and let her handle the problem or not. My kind of luck she would torture the mouse and then bring it up to my bedroom and place it on the bed as an offering. Eeeewwwuuueee!

I am shopping for little mousetraps this afternoon. I don't like the idea of doing this but I am not going to share my home with mice. The next icky thing will be actually catching the mouse and then the disposal. I think I need to have my brother on standby. (This will probably cost me a case of beer!)


Amelia said...

Mice can be such a problem..the new mouse traps are such a pain to set don't want to put out poison as the furry pets might get into it.

Instead of buying a case of beer spend the money on additional traps and then just throw them away with the captured critter.

Go to one of the local feed stores and see what they recommend...they would have a better selection than Wal-Mart, Target, or K-Mart.

Good Hunting, Suzan!

Trish said...

Personally, I'm a big wussy. I'd go with the beer and the brother...

The Calico Quilter said...

Mice always go for the chocolate. No fools, they. Get the enclosed traps so you never have to see the "evidence". Just throw the whole thing away. And you can be assured if the cat catches it, she will bring it straight to you. Oh, yeah, good kitty.