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otter
September 19th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Well, i'm not sure what kind of thread this is or where it really belongs but, it was just too funny not to share.

I had a bag of chips sitting on my counter, suddenly the bag begins to move...
Look inside, SURPRISE! No chips, just one VERY greasy MOUSE:eek:

Now what the heck do I do with the thing??:confused:

jiorji
September 19th, 2007, 07:17 PM
:eek:

OMG!!! how cute is he???:cloud9: ...sorry that's probably not what you want to hear :laughing:but he's SUCH a cutie:lovestruck: look at those beady eyes:cloud9:

(i used to own hamsters:rolleyes:)

jiorji
September 19th, 2007, 07:20 PM
what to do with it?? take it outside...be careful he doesn't bite, he could carry diseases. And if there's one, there's more of him.

my parents had this problem at the old house. There's probably a nest around. We got them cos of the bird feeder and the mouse would break into the bird seed bags.

so ummm...you probably shouldn't let food out in the open from now on and they'll either move out in search for food, or you can call....someone...about them...or do it yourself...


ok ok animal lover as i am, i wouldn't live with mice in the house:o sorry...attack me all you want :D

otter
September 19th, 2007, 07:23 PM
I know, the cuteness is the whole problem.... i'm being overrun with mice but I find it soooooooooooooo hard to kill them. I've been live trapping but I think they just keep coming back.

UPDATE: the mouses furious scratching to get out of the bag paid off - the bugger knocked the bag off the counter and he escaped, right before my eyes with Molly standing over and watching VERY carefully. :frustrated: Guess i'll have no trouble IDing this critter when he/she returns. I'm guessing it's gonna be greasy for a good long time. It's gonna get mauled when it gets back to the nest:laughing:

otter
September 19th, 2007, 07:25 PM
and yes.... I do have TWO cats:frustrated:
who are not earning their keep around here (and the mice are eating us out of cat food)

jiorji
September 19th, 2007, 07:28 PM
and yes.... I do have TWO cats:frustrated:


HAHHAHAHAHAH
My cats are friends with rodents too. When my guinea pig was stll around tehy'd groom her everytime she was out of the cage or cage was open. They'd jump in and cuddle with her:shrug:

growler~GateKeeper
September 19th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Very cute :D

Did you see where he went - to see where he got in the house/where the nest is?? Hopefully you can block the hole. :fingerscr

And <hands on hips, tapping foot> how come there's only one cat listed in your signature??? What about Cat #2 ???? name?? :D

JanM
September 19th, 2007, 07:53 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing: - and I'm sure glad it wasn't in my house!
Sure is cute though..

wdawson
September 19th, 2007, 08:15 PM
put it between two chips......and eat it...:laughing:

jiorji
September 19th, 2007, 08:19 PM
put it between two chips......and eat it...:laughing:

after eating that whole bag ...he IS the chips :laughing:

otter
September 19th, 2007, 08:22 PM
uhhhhh, growler, I guess I have to come clean and admit that i've actually adopted this "second" cat. He's not been formally introduced but now that you mention it I really should get to it. I said long ago, no more cats, but this guy (a stray) just found his way into my house and my heart (he was very wise, showed up when i lost my Chloe, I think he knew I could use a little more love in my life to fill the huge hole Chloe left). He's still a bit wild (so I thought should be a good mouser:shrug:) but, he's part of the family now:D.

This weekends projects involve some hole fixing... my house has no basement (it's kinda more a cabin than a "house") so holes are not uncommon. Seems everyone around here is over run with mice, chipmunks, squirrels of all kinds this year -a bit of an epidemic:eek: :fingerscr that it's not a sign of a nasty winter to come (lots of snow OK just no -50 temps please)

Frenchy
September 19th, 2007, 08:22 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing: - and I'm sure glad it wasn't in my house!
Sure is cute though..

I would have totally freaked ! :eek: That bag would have been out of the house soooo fast ! So Otter , the mouse is still IN your house ? :eek:

otter
September 19th, 2007, 08:23 PM
I thought about putting him in the cat food bowl and offering him up to the felines.... yummy snack!:yuck:

Byrd
September 19th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Wow, lookit all the greasy fur. Next time you catch one, take him into a field far, far away.

otter
September 19th, 2007, 08:25 PM
I'm sure the whole mouse family (there is more than one :eek:) - i've already caught about a dozen mice and escorted them to the field next door, are getting a good laugh out of their greasy friend - and giving him a good "licking":laughing:

jiorji
September 19th, 2007, 08:29 PM
hehe poor guy
they're probably making fun of him for getting caught

Frenchy
September 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
are getting a good laugh out of their greasy friend - and giving him a good "licking":laughing:

:yuck: :laughing:

want4rain
September 19th, 2007, 08:44 PM
:laughing: im gonna be looking at my chip bags (which are few thankfully) with suspicion. are those little mouse turds??!!

did you at least put out a drink for the poor guy? i hope they were low sodium!

:laughing::laughing:

-ash

growler~GateKeeper
September 19th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Otter unfortunately for you (& fortunately for the mice) I'm too far away to bring Duffy for a mouse hunt - she would love that :D Always been a grrreat mouser :cat: with only toys as practise now (we're in an apt now)

Frenchy
September 19th, 2007, 09:09 PM
i hope they were low sodium!

-ash

Even the mice get great food at Otter's , the chips were organic ! :laughing:

hazelrunpack
September 19th, 2007, 09:30 PM
I have a ravenous garter snake out in the hummingbird garden that might be able to help you out... :p If he's got a gall bladder problem, though, the grease on that little guy is gonna give him heartburn! :eek:

otter
September 19th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Everyone gets spoiled around here :D

Growler, does Duffy do phone consultations?? Maybe give my guys a few pointers??:shrug:

otter
September 19th, 2007, 09:35 PM
Hmmm, maybe I should leave just the junk food out on the counter, chips and lots of greasy fried yuck... maybe they'll all have little heart attacks:evil:

growler~GateKeeper
September 19th, 2007, 09:39 PM
Growler, does Duffy do phone consultations?? Maybe give my guys a few pointers??:shrug:

unfortunately she's too anti-cat-social she prefers dogs to cats - (she even hissed @ a roughly year old kitten we saw in a neighbours' window) so not too sure she would speak to your cats except to hiss & growl :cat: might give them the wrong message :D

otter
September 19th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Clover (the "new" cat) would probably just hiss back - he's pretty anti-social as well but, he does seem to be a quick study, maybe i'll try and educate him a bit myself.

Misery, on the other hand, has probably been keeping the little micey warm and cozy, grooming them and bringing them food - she wants EVERYONE to be her friend:grouphug:. A lost cause....:shrug:

growler~GateKeeper
September 19th, 2007, 09:49 PM
hehe Duffy would bring the mice home dead (including a wee baby :sad: once) & :rip: Mischief :cat: once brought home a live white mouse just to play with - didn't want to kill/eat it, just play :D

t.pettet
September 19th, 2007, 09:58 PM
What - no shampoo and blow-dry for the mouse before his escape?:)