Tuesday, December 21, 2010

we have a mouse in our house! oh, & happy first day of winter too.




































and I don't just mean this ornament on our christmas tree either! we never had this problem when our beloved cat sylvia was alive. but there it was - evidence in the warming drawer in our oven. evidence I need not elaborate on, if you get my drift. so now I am dreading getting the traps because to tell you the truth, I really don't want to kill any mice but I also don't want to capture any live mice either. maybe it's time to adopt another cat...
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17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I know that dilemma. I discovered I had mice (or mouse, was never sure which) when I had two cats and a dog.
Eventually, one of the cats, or both of them, did something... the dog and I came home to the sight of a headless mouse in the hallway. I decided Hermie, my athletic but friendly cat, had chased the cat down the hall toward Ava, my mean & nasty cat, who ate the first part of the mouse that came her way.
It was pretty grim, but at least I didn't find a live mouse crying in a mouse trap.
There, doesn't that last line just discourage you all to bits? Sorry 'bout that. But maybe it is time to adopt another cat.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how funny that you had a cat named Sylvia!!! I never realized that I had had four legs at one time! I do hope you get the mouse taken care of, but if you get another cat, I do hope you'll name her after me!!! Have a great week and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Sylvia

Naturedigital said...

Really cute Lily.
Costas

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Merry Christmas and have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Thérèse said...

After the polar bear, the polar mouse!

Marlene said...

Such a cute mouse, the one on your tree. My friend was telling me last night that her cat brings mice into the house and then her Jack Russell Terrier disposes of them. Maybe a mouse chasing dog?

Halcyon said...

The mouse on the tree is really cute! But I wouldn't want any real ones in my house either.

Jenn said...

That mouse decor is simply adorable. But the real mouse... :(

Martha Z said...

Oh my, do I relate to this! Mice in our summer cabin are a constant headache and hubby does not do traps. Reluctant as I am to use poisen bait I have been trapping for 20 years. This year, for the first time I used bait. Why the change? Rats! I am hoping I have finally figured where they were getting in and solved the problem.

Daryl said...

Oh I know a cat named Olive who is looking for a forever home ...

Anonymous said...

That might not be a bad idea, get a kitten and Priscilla will probably enjoy it. You'll need a litter box.PGma

Lois said...

Oh gosh, thanks for reminding me why I have a cat!

Christine H. said...

Well, the ornament is very cute. And the real mouse may be cute too, but they are unsanitary and chew on wires and (worst of all) make more mice.

roentarre said...

Beautiful capture of an interesting unique looking toy :)

Good tidings to you :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Eek! I hate mice. The cold weather probably made them find warmer places to hide.

Good luck on the mice control, whichever method you use.

Alexa said...

Love your ornament, but live rodents freak me out. I have a couple of cats, both good mousers—they also catch the very occasional (thank God) water bug. I try hard to love all God's creatures, but those two . . .

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Such a cute little critter. Happy holidays.