Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mouse update....

So, remember fat fuzzy (as I have begun referring to my little mouse nemesis)? Well, he has yet to find himself in one of my traps. I have found some traps with missing peanut butter, and I just know that that is the work of fat fuzzy. You may think that this story starts and ends with him, but no, there is so much more to this story. Apparently Fat Fuzzy has invited all of his little rodent friends to come and squat with him. The other night I had just finished vacuuming my living room. It looked so nice and clean so I sat down on the couch to enjoy a quiet little moment of bliss in my clean room. As I was sitting there on the love seat, I look over at the couch and I see this little grey mouse run up from either behind the couch or (gasp) in the couch and he perches his little behind on the arm of the couch and we make eye contact. (I'm sure he was taunting me). Now seriously, you have never seen a 30 something woman jump up and run as fast as I did and the mouse takes off back into the couch! I yell for Brett (who is relaxing in front of the T.V.) to come and get this mouse out of my house. Cameron, his friend and Austin come running in to save me. They came armed with flashlights and bins to capture this little critter. I at this point am sitting on the stairs watching them try to scare the mouse out of the couch so they can take him prisoner. At that point, we see a little brown mouse run up from the loveseat (I was just sitting there, it gives me the creeps just thinking about it). So now we know there are 2 mice running around my living room. Brett hears all the commotion and decides that he'd better come and help get this mouse situation under control. So, after about an hour of trying to get the mice, the little friend goes home and Brett decides the boys need to go to bed. I remain on guard duty to make sure the mice do not leave the living room. I am afraid at this point that if they do, we will not be able to find them. While I am sitting there I see the little brown mouse run across the floor and up the steps and then he darts into my dining room. I yell for Brett to come quick and then like superman Brett shows up with a bin and runs into the dining room where the little mouse is hiding in a box, playing dead. Brett tells me to shake the box and when the mouse comes out he will trap it in the bin. And that's exactly how it went down. We caught that little mouse and then we looked at him and thought Awww, he's kind of cute (We used a clear bin, so we could see him in there). Cam came downstairs to check him out and he said "He's cute, can we keep him?" NO WAY!!! But we felt way too bad killing him, so Brett took him down the road and released him into the wild (I'm sure that as I type this, that little rascal is hitch hiking his way back to our place). Then we set out traps everywhere and that night we caught 2 more and since then our count is up to 5!!! Can I just say GROSS!!!! I need to deep clean my house! So tomorrow I am going to sing this little song.....



If all these animals insist on giving me grief, then they better earn their keep!

8 fabulous comments:

Lauren said...

Ahhhhh!!!! My boys enjoyed that story...;) cute that Cameron wanted to keep it...hope you get em all!

Roxanne said...

Yet another reason to move to Utah--more importantly next to us! Think it over and we'll talk!

Ali said...

This gives me the creeps just reading it. I hate mice! I hope you catch them soon so you can get your house back to normal!!

Karen said...

So sorry, Melanie! :( Good luck!!

Karen said...

So sorry, Melanie! :( Good luck!!

becky said...

FUNNY STORY . . . WE HAVE HAD OUR SHARE OF DEALING WITH MICE THROUGH THE YEARS BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY MADE EYE CONTACT WITH ONE! GOOD LUCK GETTING RID OF THEM. LOVED THE VIDEO, IT ONLY IT WAS THAT EASY!

Muriel said...

I thought you would appreciate that I just found a mouse behind and under the kitchen cabinets and drawers. We had a trap set from last summer when we caught more than one. Who knows how long he had been squished in that trap? I have no love lost for these creatures and after trying the more humane traps that didn't work, I set the cheap snap ones and caught enough. Good luck with your friends!

Melanie said...

Muriel, glad to hear that we are not alone...no love lost here either. That is funny, because the cheap traps worked best for us too.