18 October 2006

All creatures great and small...


I've just had my first confrontation with the small, brown and furry... Yes, in my house we have an infestation of mice. I always thought mice were sort of cute and fluffy and I would never ever want to kill them....

However, now that I am sharing my house with small furry vermin, I am less inclined to be friendly. One has just run across the kitchen floor as I walked to have a shower (we have a strange set up in our house), and I screamed like a little girl. I refrained from jumping up on a chair brandishing a broom, but, yes, I did scream like the female stereotype that I am...

Its not the mice, so much, as the "mice mess". If they were toilet trained (and had clean feet), then I'd be happy to accommodate them (so long as they didn't eat my food). But they're really, really, really, not. And we've tried humane mousetraps (cos, really, who wants to deal with a dead mouse?), but they're just not playing ball. So tomorrow the landlord is bringing over some slow acting poison...

Let's just hope that the Buddhists don't have it right, and I'm not going to end up coming back as a stagbeetle because of crimes against rodents...

3 comments:

Liz said...

Oh dear, that's not nice. Rather disturbing in fact. Hope the poison works effectively and painlessly (for you and them).

Anonymous said...

You are SO going to hell!

Ah, the bathroom through the kitchen syndrome. I bet it's an old Victorian house?

At least the loo's handy for the kitchen when you have a party...

Clare said...

realised that I could offend a number of people with this post... I don't mean to offend Buddhists, animal lovers or female sterotypes...