Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mama Dawg vs. Mighty Mouse Part 2

Well, if you've been a regular reader of mine for a while now, you'll know that round 1 happened quite a while ago. Since that time, we've had several more mice that I've caught in the mean traps (the ones that snap their tiny necks).

People, I just can't care any more about a mouse's life. Yes, they're cute. Yes, they're a distant relative of my favorite mouse in the whole world (Mickey)....but, they're nasty. And they ate an ENTIRE box of whole wheat pasta plus a small bag of sunflower seeds as well some cat food.

Last night, when I got home from work, LOML was so excited because she caught a mouse. She said she was in the kitchen and heard a rustling noise in the dog food bag. When she opened it up, she saw a mouse. She quickly closed the bag so he wouldn't escape and my mom put a clip on the top to keep it sealed.

I went in the kitchen and took a look inside the bag. It was a mouse all right. A baby one at that. Not a newborn, but one that was about 1 1/2 inches long. He was so CUTE!

But, I had to harden my heart.

While I was standing there in the kitchen, I heard the sound of little feet running in the shelves and I knew that there was another mouse somewhere in there.

Even though I knew it was foolish, I started pulling boxes off the shelf and lo and behold! Another baby mouse! Except this one was trapped. And was just young enough to not know to try to escape no matter how desperate the situation was. And because he didn't move, I was able to get the humane trap right in front of him and herded him into the trap! I then added his brother to the mix. I dropped a cube of cheese inside. Since I didn't want them coming back, my MO is to drive farther out to the country than I already am and let them go. Then they can become someone else's problem!

Anyway, here's some pics of the prisoners mice.





Aren't they adorable?







Here's a video of Max and his reaction to these teeny tiny harmless mice.






How's your Thursday so far?



Later,



Mama Dawg

30 really cool people who give a rat's patootie:

Jess

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! HOW CUTE!! Ya know we are some animal luvas around the house. We have three rats. On purpose. Actually, Bobby has three rats, but I do like them alot. Except one of them, he bites me. But Bailey and Brown Rat...two of the coolest rats you will ever meet! Bailey will give you kisses and rats are actually very clean animals. Anyway, I am assuming since you trapped these ones you allowed them to run free into the woods? I totally don't haterate on the need to de-mouse the house, they carry disease and shit and that just ain't cool.

Diane

i'm glad you didnt hafta off 'em! theyre too cuuuuuuuuuuute!

Cocotte

Um, not cute to me. They eat away at the drywall in our garage and poop all over the place. Grosses me out.

My Thursday has involved snow blowing the driveway and eating breakfast so far. I'm not feeling very motivated.

Lula!

YAY! Ok, ignore my twit...finally got it to work.

So...I love that Max is stuptified...and then backs out of the kitchen, while keeping his eyes on the mice the entire time. He is my hero--'cause I would've taken off running at first glance!

Outnumbered2to1

Dang, they are cute but I HATE HATE HATE mice. Yuck!!!!! But man, again, those two are really cute.

I hear you on the Mickey thing. Trying to figure out how I could swing a trip. Maybe sell some plasma?

Shannon

Max has the right idea...

Back away slowly and no one gets hurt...

Robin

Okay, I totally love animals but mice are freaking NAS-TAY!
If I found one in my house, I'd be screaming like a little girl.

Captain Dumbass

Plague ridden little bastards. You should get a snake. Circle of life.

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures

Um sorry not cute! I agree with Max! : )

Kat

Cute little guys. Once we found a mouse in a military house that we were moving out of. I kinda accidentally forgot to tell the housing office, so I hope the new tenants get freaked out by a little mouse that was behind the stove the last I saw him.

Soldier without a War

they are SUPER cute!! i am glad that you dont kill them :)

Soldier without a War
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Middle Aged Woman

We once had a mice problem. Husband used to smash the little bastards with a shoe. Gaah!

Krystal

They are cute but I agree with the Captain - would love to see Max react to a snake!!!

Momo Fali

I am TOTALLY with Max.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher

Well, I think they're cute and the idea of watching a snake eat them gives me the shivers. Waht a wuss I am. We used to have baby mice like this in our tack shed and I would never let my dad set traps.

Max cracks me up.

anita tedaldi

mice...brings back memories of my home town (Rome, Italy) - the 'mice' there are as big as cars, seriously ....

Rhea

HILARIOUS. Love it. Big ole Max is scared of the itty bitty mice.

Annie would probably be the same way.

too funny.

Irish Gumbo

Max, cute, but such a pansy. Sigh.

My cats are really good mousers, but they don't travel well, otherwise I'd lend them to you.

My Thursday has been pretty good, had a GREAT walk in the park. Thanks for asking!

sassy stephanie

Um, no. I can stomach alot of things, but not rodents.

LiteralDan

You know those mice will be back, with 350 of their equally cute family members.

I know this makes me a cold-hearted "guy", but I say toss these fellas to the nearest snake and let nature run its course.

You'll always have the pictures, but then you'll also have unmolested foodstuffs.

Jaden Paige

HAHAHA Max's reaction is priceless. Funny how dogs can be so intimidated by something so small, huh?

Jennifer and Sandi

They are CUTE!!!! I use to have a lot of the little guys in my kitchen shelves when I lived in Mexico. Seemed like every day I was disposing of one!

Happy Friday

- Jennifer

Tricialynn

I had a little mice problem once. With two 100 pound labs in the house. The ate cookies, not mice, obviously, because I believe mice are low in fat......they run alot.

Anyway, I had put out the sticky type stuff to catch them. I guess I thought it would be less traumatic than the guillotine method -- I was single and wasn't really up for picking up a dead mouse with blood everywhere.

Put it out in the kitchen, put up a "child safety" gate to keep the pups out so they wouldn't step on it, etc.

Apparently, when the mouse hits the "sticky stuff" they scream for their life and this attracts labrdor retrievers. They thought it was a squeaky toy, I bet.

Came home from work....the child gate was down.......
the mouse was still on the sticky trap......
he was dead........
there was no blood........

but he was flat as a piece of paper.

Apparently my two 100 pound labs played and rolled on him all day long.

Bet the mouse had a ton of fun.

Anyway....kill them however you can. I'm an anmical lover but can't handle mice in the house.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge

Elch. I would have had the same reaction as Max, only worse. I would have run screaming from the room. Like, 'Oh where's the next mouse I"m going to find? Under the couch cushions? Under my bed pillow? In my shoe? I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE." Mice kinda remind me of ants... they're little f*ckers, but very hard to erradicate.

Love your blog. Sassy Stephanie sent me over!

The Panic Room

still laughing at Capt Dumbass with the "circle of life" comment. Would you ever do that? please video tape it. please.

starrlife

Cats? They might do a better job than the Dog :) I vote for cute and kudos for releasing them!

SabrinaT

awww, poor Max! They are kind of cute in a mouse (ick) way!

Mommy Mo

Hey girl! I left you an award over at my place : ).

Tabitha

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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