OK, I will fess up! I profess to be a "country girl" but I HATE mice! After a mouse ran up my arm when I reached in the chicken feed bin two years ago I immediately called a neighbor with extra barn cats and promptly went and picked a couple up! Since then we have had a cat population growth (a common happening with barn cats) and we now have 7. I haven't seen a LIVE mouse in the barn since. YEAH!!!
However, last winter we still had some mice find their way into our house... YUCK! I went on a massive mission to find where they were getting in and plugged a few spots with steel wool. I almost let some of the cats inside the house after I experienced the worst mouse incident of my life. WARNING!!! Do not read further if you want to sleep through the night any time soon!!!
Are you still reading?? I gave you fair warning!!!!
Last winter I woke up during the night to hear "mouse sounds"... you know that annoying scratching sound. The next morning I told my hubby (who could sleep through a train going in our room) and he was sure I was imagining things. (after all we have the cats now) I wasn't convinced, but relented that indeed, I could have been sleep disoriented. I will NEVER believe that again! The following night I didn't wake up to "mouse noises" instead I woke up because someone was pulling my hair.... oops I mean SOMETHING! I sat straight up and that little guy thunked down on the pillow!!!!! I was out of that bed faster than a lightening strike! I guess my mass of thick curly hair looked like great nest possibilities!!!!!!!!!!!
The next morning (after I had slept the rest of the night with my daughter upstairs) I tore our bedroom apart. I did find mouse tracks under our bed and on the night stand beside my pillow. I completely re arranged our room and set up about a hundred mouse traps.... ok about 6. I also went and bought a large case of mouse poison cubes and tossed and tossed under the crawl space and in our basement. The result: 2 dead mice!!! I also slept for a week upstairs with our daughter..... it really took some convincing that the culprit was indeed dead.
Still to this day I sleep with mouse traps set by the head board of our bed! Two nights ago I heard "mouse sounds" in our room! NO!!!! Not again! It had been over a year and the terror was immediately re-lived.... what is a "country girl" to do in a moment like that? I chose simplicity.... I simply made a bee line up stairs and slept with our 3 year old!!!
Now I have again set up a major amount of mouse traps.... I am going to get that little guy before he has a chance to discover my hair!!!! I did manage to sleep in my own bed last night..... but only after making sure that the traps by my bed posts are ready and waiting!!!!! I kept one ear open....
It is 5 o'clock.... What is for supper???
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