6/19/08

This is not Mickey

We live in a small community with horse privileges. That means lots of hay barns and tack rooms. The mice love it. Every summer when the neighborhood starts irrigating, the mice start running for cover. We have seen them in the garage occasionally but luckily for us we have never had them in the house, until now. We came home on Sunday to find one little field mouse scurrying across the floor. Dane tried very hard to catch the little guy but was unable to out wit the mouse. Frustrated, he headed right to the store to pick up some mouse traps. He returned home with enough traps you would have thought we had a heard of mice or something. He carefully set each trap and strategically placed them around the house. Our house was literally booby trapped with mouse traps. We had put the kids to bed and settled down for a movie when we heard a snap from the back bedroom. Sure enough the traps worked and dad got his mouse. I have not seen Dane so excited in a long time, he had to go wake up the boys to show off his catch. After the disposal I made him take all the traps down and luckily we have not seen any more mice in our sanctuary.

6 comments:

Jenny Dahl said...

A bit graphic but still a good catch!

Becky said...

I see your expecting, congratulations! Me too, I'm due in Sept. with #3. Good luck. Good to hear from you. Your kids are so cute!

Diaper Diva said...

OH man NO MICE for me!!!I can not believe he was going to catch it on his own. Brave man:)!!!!

Lee said...

Whatever, one little mouse. We caught seventeen, yes 17, over about a two week period out here in PA. I never thought it was going to end, but then the mice I was catching kept getting progressively smaller as younger and younger members of the little mouse family had to go out looking for the food, at that point we knew we had gotten them all. We still have traps out at what we finally determined was their entry point into our house, but the traps have been undisturbed for almost six months.

Ashley said...

way to go dane! that dead mouse is kinda creepy.

Mandi said...

I would be totally disturbed by that! I can't believe Dane was excited about that. I'm glad I found your blog again through your comments - I had changed my template and lost all on my sidebar so I'm glad to be back on track with catching up with you guys. We'll have to have you guys over for FHE or something.