Monday, February 1, 2010

Held Hostage By a Mouse

In this part of the country, we have been snowed in for a few days. My brother and sister-in-law came and spent a couple nights here, and we really had a fabulous time. We ate some yummy comfort food, watched some great movies (You've Got Mail, anyone?), enjoyed the snow, and relaxed.

That is, until an unwanted guest showed up.

There is now, officially, residing with us, a MOUSE. A live mouse. And not really a tiny mouse. He's pretty big. And really creepy. And his tail has got to be like a foot long. I think it's like one of those mice that are in NYC. My brother saw him first when he was in the shower (my brother, not the mouse). So, of course we all ran to the bathroom to see the mouse.

Somehow, in the hysteria of that moment, I had my wits about me enough to grab my camera and record the event. Harrison (my brother) and Mark got the brilliant idea to spray the mouse with carpet cleaner. Because, I mean, who would want to get sprayed with carpet cleaner, right? Surely the mouse would retreat. So there we are, all crowded in the bathroom, carpet cleaner flying, me screaming, Harrison in the shower, and the dogs wondering what in the world was going on.

So what happened? The mouse retreated (I'm sure only temporarily) back into THE CEILING. So that when it's my turn for a shower, he can make another appearance and trap me and try to get me back for him getting sprayed with carpet cleaner. I know that's what is going to happen.

So, you wanna see the video? Yeah, I thought you might. Please excuse the extreme loudness of my voice. Here it is:

Happy Monday!



  1. oh no......i hate mice!!!!!! i would have moved out!!!!! :)
    stopping by from SITS.
    hope you have an uneventful mouse week!!!!!!

  2. As I offered before ~ HOLLER if you want me to come get it. I will be inclined to set him free (outside of course) if he made it through the carpet cleaning. LOL.

  3. Gross gross gross!!!! Even thinking about a mouse makes my skin crawl.

  4. ha, when i was in college, i ALWAYS had mice. eventually my friends and i decided to stop resisting and accept the mouse as just another roommate. we named him cuthbert and we played games together. it was a strange relationship.

  5. Keep the tongs's only a matter of time 'til the critter falls into the toilet!

  6. We had mice in our garage for a while and I made my husband kill them all. That is, until I saw one for myself and decided they were too cute to kill. So i made the husband stop killing them. And then they ate a whole through my garage and pissed husband off. After that I told him he could kill them again.

    If the mouse does join you in the shower, make sure he doesn't go down the drain. That can cause serious plumbing issues. I know from experience!

  7. I would have been freaking out. I'm sure you did much better than I would have done. Creepy crawly/furry things and me do not get along.

  8. Totally scared the socks off of me. Seriously. Terrifying.

  9. Oh my word!!! I am squealing from over here!!! I once had a mouse....they gave me a "glue trap" to catch him and it was YUCK. He did eventually get stuck on there, but I didn't sleep til he did. Still makes my skin crawl to think about it!! Hope he goes away---NOW!

  10. I would have to move out until I knew for SURE that the mouse was gone. I curled up in a little ball and starting rocking when I read this post! AHHHHHH!

  11. Oh NOooooo!!!I DO NOT do mice! Our last apartment had 1 and he was SO annoyingly smart! We tried like traps basically on every sq inch! and he still managed! uhmm yeah we moved out! before we had to pay extra rent for our "guest" lol Good Luck with yours!


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