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Judging from the cacophony going on upstairs, that &%$#*@% mouse must be back. Why can't the cats just catch the damned thing. I'm not going to have a floor left, the way they're running back and forth on it.

No, I haven't gotten a trap yet. I was up sick half the night, felt like crap today and now I seriously don't feel like trekking out to the Seventh Circle of Hell (aka Walmart) to get one. So I'll just sit here and listen to the Indy 500 of Cats going on, and complain.

Date: 2011-10-02 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Maybe Walmart could come to you.

Wait. You mean the STORE.


Date: 2011-10-02 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He would probably bring me a trap though.. But he is much too sweet to be the Seventh Circle Of Hell.

I think I'm actually avoiding setting one, honestly, because that would mean dealing with the remains later. I wonder if I could just hire someone to come over once a day and check my mouse trap?

Date: 2011-10-03 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I realize you don't like rodents, but if you don't wish to deal with remains try doing a search for 'humane rodent traps'. I've got a small Safeguard trap I use for chipmunks that works great. While I'm certain my cat would LOVE to get her little paws on one, it's just better all around if I trap them and cart them across the river to release in a distant park.

Date: 2011-10-03 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've thought of that, but I'm afraid that, even if I turn it out far from the house, it will find its way back. :-/

Date: 2011-10-04 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One of the reasons the park of my choice is about ten miles away and across a river. =)

Date: 2011-10-04 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The thought of driving with a mouse in the car..? I'm pretty sure I'd have the panic attack of my life getting there.

Date: 2011-10-03 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you can always get one of those sticky traps. Of course you'd have to put it in places the cats can't get to. Once when I was living with my grandma temporarily before moving into my house, star got her paw caught on one and almost lost her shit. It luckily didn't hurt her, thank god, because I couldn't stop laughing about it!

Date: 2011-10-03 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think it's (or they...perhaps there's more than one by now) coming in through the garage and getting in underneath the laundry room door, which provides direct access to my bedroom. I actually saw it run underneath the door from my bedroom into the laundry room one time when Oreo was chasing it, so that's got to be it. And I'm sure there are any number of cracks and openings in the garage. :-/ So if I put out a sticky trap, it would be in either the garage or the laundry room (out of MY way, stumbling in to get clean clothes out of there at 6am! Ha!)

Date: 2011-10-03 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol forgot to mention to keep it out of your way as well. I got my fingers stuck on one once and it was.... weird. ha!

Date: 2011-10-03 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not all cats are good mousers. I've had 8-9 cats. About half would have starved if they depended on mouse hunting.

Story: at a time when we had 3 cats, Sam cornered a mouse in the kitchen, under the fridge. I chased it out. When next seen, Sam was following the mouse, one of the other cats was watching from a safe distance, and the third cat was off in a corner playing with a toy mouse. True story. I had to catch the mouse.

Date: 2011-10-03 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When I lived in Knoxville, one lone mouse dared to venture into my old condo and they made short work of it. But that was when Sabrina and General were in the mix (and the two remaining girls were about five years younger.) So, I have no idea which one actually caught it, or if they all had a hand in it. They both have a DEFINITE interest in it. In fact, it seems to be absolutely driving them mad, so I think they'd definitely catch it if they are able. It just seems to have more speed and agility than they do, although I tell ya, for 14-year-old kitties, they have some amazing energy!

Date: 2011-10-03 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Could be a tough mouse. Actually saw on stand up to a cat, in an aggressive boxer-like posture!

Date: 2011-10-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know we have a "guest" when one of the cats looks very intently at the ceiling, because that's where they go in this house: the attic. The only way to trap them is to put the trap in the one cupboard in the kitchen they have access to, where the hood fan over the stove vents up through to the roof. Bloody awkward.
I sympathize with your annoyance.


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