Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Dear Mouse, Mice & Mouse-lets, The Buffet Is Open.

Another year, another harvest another mouse season...

Good grief, I almost feel like the town crier...

" Dear mice of Eisenberg. Please feel free to come and sample the various morsels we have left you around our house. Don't be shy! "
The minute our family left last week ( well, it might have over lapped a day or two but sagely, Bob and I kept quiet ) the mice came out to play.

For those of you in the novice mouse corner you might not know the signs. Well, at first you hear the little mouse's feet running around. As small as they are, you do hear them. Secondly, you smell their peculiar habit of marking their territory. And last but not least important, you battle to have a good nights sleep because your mind is replaying any and all movies where a mouse climbed up to a bed etc..

Now and again you might run into one of the mice as happended to me on Saturday night after coming home from a party. Picture it: Almost eleven at night, I went to the lavatory and as one does at such a late time, on autopilot. Just before I eh, sat down, I saw a small dark thing trying to run past me on the floor. After blinking a few times in disbelief, I don't know who got more of a fright, but the two of us did a two step of trying to get away from one another. Sleep didn't come easily that night!!!

Bob and I have been setting traps and placing them strategically throughout the house. A few were successful for us but a lot were rather yummy for the mice. One of these little house guests of ours, has been snacking on ham, bacon and cheese every night so far.

It must be getting rather plump with all the delectable morsels apart from being also extremely smart because it side steps the simple yet quick acting traps. Believe me, there have been times where one of us got a finger caught while setting it.

Yes, a house cat is the answer and it is our fault that we have dithered for so long. One thing seems certain...

The word of mouse is filtering through our neighbourhood and, dear neighbours, you are very welcome that we have taken on this year's hosts duties...

Biggi