Monday, December 29, 2014

Well that was fun...

This morning I let the dogs outside, and Beaker was super anxious to get in the house.  She was crying and carrying on.  So I opened the door to let her come in with me only to catch a glimpse of her as she walked through the doorway with a tail hanging out.  I tried to get her to come back in the garage, but she wasn't having it.  I started praying that the thing was dead...naturally I couldn't be so lucky.  Beaker was just looking for a warmer place to play with her catch!  UGH...  She lost it in the heaters twice and I thought about letting Chloe in to finish it off.  I was afraid she wouldn't be as successful in retrieving it out of the heaters and I didn't want to have to do it, so I tried to be patient.  Beaker finally got it out for the second time and set it on the carpet again.  I grabbed a bowl to put over top of it till I could come up with a better plan, but chickened out.  The bowl was too small and I would have to get too close to it.  I found a bigger bowl and tossed it over the mouse....of course the thing moves and I get the bowl half on the mouse.  Darn thing!  The whole time I'm trying not to have a panic attack.  I finally get it readjusted...now to find out how to get it out of my house.  I slid a piece of card stock paper under the bowl.  The bowl was too big for me to flip it myself.  I finally convinced Marissa to help me.  Together we got it and I moved it to the garage.  Beaker didn't seem to want to finish the job...maybe because she already had.  I wasn't going to get that close to find out for sure.  So I carried it across the street.  It never moved so I think I'm safe from it returning!  What a morning.  Madalyn sat on the couch the whole time informing me that I needed to get rid of it before Aunt Beth came with the twins because she doesn't like mice and then questioning why I didn't take a picture of him after I had disposed of him.  LOL  Some help she is!
On the plus side to all of this...We have a mouser again!  Beaker hasn't caught a mouse since Cali died and she did 3/4 of the mousing was she was here.  I didn't want to revert to traps, but I wasn't sure Beaker was ever going to pull her weight.  Now I don't have to worry :) 
Christmas posts will start tomorrow.  I have quite a bit of pictures to edit today :)  I hope you all have a great one! 
 Beaker is crying to come back in again...Lovely!!!

3 comments:

Sharon Geiger said...

Weren't we just talking about those things that give us the 'willies?' :P

Sarah Benedict said...

Yes we were!!!

John & Bonnie said...

You guys are too funny....