Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate, again!

So, this morning, I was having a lovely time at the computer, catching up on my favourite blogs, and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw something flicker. My imagination?

Went on reading, then something again caught the corner of my eye, as I saw a tail disappear around the corner. Yes, a mouse.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! I hate them! Not in my house!

I screamed, which made elder daughter scream, which brought other daughter running to see what all the commotion was about. We then ran into the garden, with phone in hand. Rang hubby, who exploded laughing, and told us he'd be home later, and would deal with it then.

I actually managed to calm myself enough to set 2 traps (sorry anyone humane or squeamish), complete with chocolate. We then beat a hasty retreat to the shops.

We got home just before hubby, so sat in the car in the driveway, too scared to go in ourselves. We need not have worried, both traps empty.

Hubby then began pulling out couches, next thing he's sweeping behind it with dustpan and brush. A little bar of chocolate emerges, well nibbled. I have a faint recollection of throwing it to daughter about 3 weeks ago, she missed, and we forgot all about it amidst a flurry of re-decoration. Obviously, I haven't hoovered under the couch in 3 weeks, and now I'm paying the price.

Now, why would a mouse bother going into a trap for a little piece of chocolate when there's a full bar elsewhere? What a clever fellow. I hope he hasn't made a stash under the floor. And I hope he hasn't sent out invitations "Hey guys, party at Mimi's, tons of chocolate, come on over". Because, if he has, he's in big trouble.


  1. Great story! I love the little mouse party under your floor...

  2. I hate to say this but you need to keep a good watch for the rest....

    We have mice all the time here, I don't like them in the house but it's just something we have to live with. They usually come in to the cellars. We often find a strangled one amidst the trap, hoping to have got the chocolate chunk first!

    I cleaned out the pantry the other day and realised we have had plenty in there too. Lots of nibbled bits behind washing machine and freezer. I really must clean more!

    CJ xx

  3. S- call me a party pooper, but I'm not in favour at all, and I'm determined to nreak up their fun!

    C- Thanks for tip- I'm hyper about mice, constantly on the lookout for droppings. I'd have thought that the dogs would keep them away for you,but obviously not.

    Thanks for your comments.

  4. I think animals have a sixth sense for traps etc. Yesterday a fly was bugging me sooo much, it was on my leg, on my nose, on my laptop ... I finally had enough and went for the spray. When I came back it had disappeared and 24 hours later it is still nowhere to be seen!!

  5. We had mice in our student house and I was designated mouse-catcher because I was the only one who could stand going near them. It was horrible finding them in the traps though that now they don't bother me. I'd rather see them alive and cute than dead and squashed. Not sure I'd be so good with rats though.

    Thanks for the visit :-)

  6. love your post - thank you !

  7. Kill the mouse!! Oh I hate them. So yucky!!

  8. E D- Looks like you're right- see next post.

    Pinkerbell- I don't want to see them dead or alive.

    Elise- thanks for calling in!

    T we S- Yes, I agree!

    Thanks for all your comments.