Friday, January 7, 2011

Apparently, I'm Sharing My Bed With.... A Mouse!

Yes, I discovered last night that there is a mouse in my room. Several days ago, our wonderful tuxedo cat Trouble, managed to sneak it into the house before I took notice of the fabulous gift she was bringing in to me. Honestly, I'd much rather she bring them in dead, but she insists that alive-and-about-to-be-killed is her preferred form of gifting, since is not the first time she's done this.

Evidently, she's finally beginning to age, because the moment she dropped the little fellow, he ran and she couldn't find him. The only reason I know this is because I found little minuscule poopie doopies across my beautiful ivory comforter as I climbed into bed last night. Needless to say, I did not get a good night's sleep. I kept envisioning him running across my face for entertainment.

This is a picture of another of her finds that Trouble brought into the house. It was coming out of the caning of my living room sofa. Do you realize how teensy a caning hole is?

At one point I did fall asleep only to be awakened by the sound of a plastic bag being handled by something very tiny. Yes. The mouse. I'd failed to remember tucking a package of Trail Mix under the bed for late-night snacking. But when I first woke up to that sound, I laid in bed stricken with fear for a few minutes before I realized it must be the freaking mouse.

So, I've now locked the cat back in my bedroom until she gets the blasted little beast. I also went to the store for backup help. I bought 4 snap traps and I intend to load them with American cheese and peanut butter. That is, of course, if Trouble fails to come through for me.

Call me cruel or whatever you want, but I'm NOT spending another night with a mouse in my room or my bed! This has me sooooo freaked out, almost as much as when I thought I was sharing my bed with a spider. If I can't take care of this mouse tonight, then I'm sleeping on the den sofa until I see a dead mouse, or the remains thereof......


Sjn said...

I'm glad I'm allergic to cats ;-)
but I hope your feline catches her prey.

Bodaciousboomer said...

I can't even sleep in my bedroom if I've seen one of those ginormous tree roaches. Thank God I haven't seen one lately. I sure hope Trouble doesn't go after that cheese or peanut butter.

If she doesn't get Mickey, take Trouble out of the room and put down a couple of sticky traps, then you and Mr. Snoots go to Motel 6 for a night. Good luck.

That Janie Girl said...

Oh my Lord. I would SO freak. Though it has happened to us.

Think about what Zack and Zanna bring birds. Into the house. What a freakin' wreck that is.

Cathy M said...

That is so scary. I hope Trouble starts to earn her keep and not bring any of her "friends" home anymore. I once had a cat Midnight who shared her food with the mice. Final count - Midnight 3 mice, me 5 mice.

BJ Roan said...

Well, I-m with you. Let those PET-A people complain. I'm NOT living with a mouse in the house. LOL

I've had a bad case of blog burn, but seem to be recovering. When I have some time, I want to go check out the posts from your trip. Thanks for noticing I disappeared. :)

Snooty Primadona said...

I guess Trouble is getting too old to *mouse* what she brings indoors. The little wench. I finally removed her from the bedroom (with no positive results) and set 4 snap traps with cream cheese topped with a chocolate covered peanut. I'm a firm believer in a hearty *Last Meal* before death.

So, I went to sleep on the sofa in the den & when Mr. Snoots woke up, I woke up when he got on the computer. I went back to check the traps & Lo And Behold... There was the little fella, dead as a doornail. Mission Accomplished.

Tammy said...

I'm so with you sister! When I go to my friend's cabin I find mice poop all over the bed and it's impossible for me to get a good nights sleep! I'm so glad you caught the little bugger. Good Riddance!

Beth Dunn said...

I would not be able to sleep, once I heard something in my closet and I left my room freaked!


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