Saturday, October 25, 2008
The House Mouse
So Kate mentions that something stinks the other night and immediately I think, she is speaking of me. "Moi", I say? And suprisingly she says no. I look for the dog cause she is always sneaking a SBD out and slinking away, but she is outside.
I have a sinus thing going on so I have to trust that wifey is not crazey.
A day later she says this again, but I can't confirm or deny it, she does, however, get a general area. The couch. I suggest its the dog and maybe she had an accident or something, but after sniff testing the couch I am unable to find the source.
I come home the next night and I can smell it. As soon as I walked in the door, a faint odor, a whiff of death. I pull the couch away from the window/wall and there it is - a small rodent, a mouse has expired beneath our couch. In 7 years this has never happened, but out in the shed, I will come across one every once in a while.
I did find one that was under th house a few years ago, but I think it was there when we bought the house, cause it was petrified and this was when I did the first under-inspection of the house to make sure there were no foundation problems or leaks. I foamed the under side to seal it up tight back then.
Anyway, I digress. I scooped it up and tossed it outside and the next day it was gone. So something had taken it away as a snack or something.
I thought of my old cat that passed away earlier this year and how he was a good mouser. He actually caught the red laser dot once, I swear.
I also thought about putting his little mouse head on a toothpick and displaying it on the front lawn as a warning to other area rodents, but Kate says thats silly. She suggested a small sign that says "No Trespassing". I say THAT'S silly, what if the rodents are French or Mexican?