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Friday, July 24, 2009

One Down, Hopefully No More To Go

We went out Tuesday night and purchased several mouse traps and some poison (we can use this now that no grandbabies are here). The cashier at Lowe's was so funny when she rang up the traps. She looked at it, looked at us, and said sadly "this will kill them". I said "yeah". She just kept looking at us--like maybe we hadn't realized what we were buying and would change our minds if she gave us the puppy dog eyes long enough. I finally said "this mouse invaded our home. Anything or anybody who invades my home will get what they deserve. This is America! I have the right to protect what is mine!" Okay, so maybe I didn't say all that--but I did make it clear that I wasn't going to catch the mouse just to let it go in the field across the street, so it could laugh at me and beat me back to the house.

For the past two days, my knight in shining armor (aka Darrell) has been coming downstairs first thing to check the traps. Nothing. This morning, I forgot and got to the kitchen first--and discovered our first dead Mickey. (I will spare you a picture.) Yuck! Luckily my KISA came to the rescue and disposed of the deceased. He was laid to rest in a lovely, clear, Ziploc casket with one pall bearer. The procession proceeded quickly from the kitchen to the large trash can outside. No words were spoken, only sighs of relief.

Hopefully, this will be a lone incident.

6 comments:

holly said...

Yeah!!!! Hopefully that is all that there is. I would still put more poison out though. You never know.

Shady Creek Lane said...

Ooooh! I agree with you, a mouse gutsy enough to enter my house will meet with the same demise, nasty little creatures. I would definately put out more traps and poison, they might have lots of relatives who would like to dine at your house too.
Good luck with your warfare.

Sit A Spell said...

I saw you at Old Cen Farmhouse and wanted to say HI. Those nasty little critters love my garage when the snow starts flying! They would get trapped in the wall and then um...you know...yuck. The smell was awful and there's nothing you can do but burn a candle!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I have just set traps for my little invader too. I hate the things. I knew I was in trouble when I found my dachsunds food in my stove drawer. Off to Lowe's for mouse traps.

ChocDrop said...

I have had two little home invaders. I got both of them with no remorse. Ready in case some more come to an unplanned vacation.

Christie said...

You're funny. I get the ones that smash em too. I think mice are cute in a cage, but not rummaging through my food. YUCK!! I tell my kids that when I kill flies and spiders, "when they are in my house, they get killed, if I am in their house, I'll leave them alone."

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