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Thread: Rude Awakening

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    Super Member Teacup's Avatar
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    Anyone get mice in the house? My DD's apartment is surrounded by cornfields, so with harvest and fall here, mice are trying to move into her kitchen. So SIL put some mice killer way back under stove where the kids couldn't get to it.

    A few days later, early Saturday morning, granddaughter Lily (almost 4) went into Mommy's room.

    "Mommy! Mommy! There's a mouse!"
    Mommy, rolling over into her pillow, moaning, "Yes, I know. We're trying to get rid of it."
    "No Mommy, look! There's a mouse!"
    My daughter's eyes opened to find a dead mouse, held up by the tail, dangling in front of her nose.
    SCREAM! "Lily, DROP IT!"

    Lily dropped it, but didn't know what was wrong. "I tried to feed it some crackers, but it wouldn't eat. Why didn't the mouse want my crackers?"

    Some Saturday mornings don't start out too well...

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    So sorry but ROFLMBO that is so funny and sad all at the same time.

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    LOL I could picture in my mind this whole scene playing out :D:D:D

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    oh no, I hate mice

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    EEEEUUUUUUUWWWWWW...I might call that something worse than just a rude awakening..it would be called some type of Horrow show! I hate when those little buggers come in the house. You'd think we wouldn't have a problem with 3 cats in the house and 8 outside...but you'd be wrong.:roll:

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    We have probs off and on with mice too as I live by a big field and country. I have never experienced them before so it is all new to me. They can scare me half to death. Your story of the granddaughter made me chuckle. She wanted a pet.

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    Your story is a hoot! But, we're fighting one little one that just will not be caught, trapped, poisoned, whatever... We thought we chased it out of the kitchen and sure enough one night when I was cruisin' the board, I glanced over and there he went under the tv stand! #1 son put poison under there and we haven't seen him since. So, shhhhhh! He might hear me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    We have probs off and on with mice too as I live by a big field and country. I have never experienced them before so it is all new to me. They can scare me half to death. Your story of the granddaughter made me chuckle. She wanted a pet.
    I told my daughter it's her fault for reading Lily the book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." If you haven't read it, it goes through story depicting a boy giving a mouse a cookie, then the mouse wants a glass of milk to go with it, then wants a straw to drink the milk, etc., etc. Of course Lily thought she should feed the mouse!

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    Sorry but I had to laugh. :D If I had been your DD I would have had a heart attack! Your little DGD sounds adorable. Trying to share her crackers. :thumbup: We have a field not far from us & we feed the birds in the yard. SOOO we are blessed with packrats of all sizes. Hate them! Thank goodness they are in the yard! Just put out some D'Con this afternoon. Cannot stand to watch them. :roll:

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    ROLMAO!!! OMG = kids do the darndest things!!! LOL

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    Bahahaha!! This made me crack up laughing and I promptly had to tell DH the story. ^_^ What a cutie, kids are hilarious.

    But yes, that wouldn't be a very nice way to wake up. ;)

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    What a visual!!! Too bad the camera wasn't handy. Just wait until she gets to be a teenager - the humanitarian in her will turn to eeks!! Gave me a smile - thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    We have probs off and on with mice too as I live by a big field and country. I have never experienced them before so it is all new to me. They can scare me half to death. Your story of the granddaughter made me chuckle. She wanted a pet.
    And we scare them half to death!

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    What a sweet story! (other than the mouse part)

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    Oh I would die I know I would LOL

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    LOL!!!!!!

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    I'm a fat old lady. My home is old and it has a crawl space under it. I had this problem a few years ago and I crawled under there with a shoebox holding a hammer, nails and ends of cans. I'd taken several cans from my recycle box and cut the ends out and nailed them over places that looked like cracks in the old flooring. I have some carpet and some vinyl over hardwood, but at the edges where the quarter-round molding is, there are warps. My house is pretty tight and dry but there has been more settling. This house was built in 1947, so you'd think it had settled right much by now. But, there are things, like pile driving for new bridge supports not far away, jet planes with sonic booms that create vibrations that 'could' make settling. So, you might have to find the cracks, or put rubber boots around pipes and cables or whatever enters your home. They are sneaky little critters. The day I decided to crawl under my house, I'd taken the laundry basket to the bedroom and one jumped through the webbing in the basket and I snatched it and bashed his tiny little head. It was an instant reflex that made me sick. I never would have thought little old me a killer!! UGH i should have called the pest people.

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    Mice can get through the smallest openings. In an old house... especially with a stone foundation... I don't think you can ever be mouse-free.

    I have three "working" cats and while they get most of the varmints they don't get 'em all.

    We have two small cupboards above our stove. I kept a box of raisin bran up there, and, being way up high, forgot about it. At one point we noticed a really bad odor coming from somewhere in the kitchen. Not the fridge. Well, it subsided after a while. Didn't think anything more about it. Several months later, I remembered the raisin bran and took the box down, to find it was empty except for a mouse carcass. That was the smell!

    Oh, and there's nothing quite like the feeling you get while walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and stepping on something small and soft and squishy. Yup. An offering of dead mouse.

    Thank you, kitties, I *guess*...

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    OMGOSH !!

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    I grew up on a farm so I know what it's like to have mice.
    In high school I used to have a friend stay over quite often. Since I only had a single bed and no guest room we'd pull the mattress off onto the floor. She never wanted to sleep on just the box springs so she'd take the mattress on the floor and I'd get the springs to sleep on--not at all comfortable. After the lights were out I'd gently scratch, scratch, scratch in the wall--little tiny scratches like a mouse nibbling. Finally she'd say, "I'm not sleeping on the floor if there's a mouse in this room. You get down here and I'll sleep on the springs." Being the good hostess that I was I'd always give into her and let her have the springs. LOL

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    How freak'n cute! You just have to love kids.

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