As most of you know I am an extreme early riser thanks to Mr F today I had company

not the sort we like. A four footed friend no a small enquiring mouse first rattling through the tin draw and then the baking draw. When I opened them the evidence was grim his diet had been jelly powder, rice, paper of varying sorts - ugh his nests were all through my baking equipment leaving nasty wet smelly mouse poos and wees. So I set to and cleaned the draws with bleach and through out all the little beds. All the baking tins are in the washer I am absolutely exhausted and I have had enough I did not ask him to call then I remembered the joiner did a job in the draws and when I looked he had left a neat round hole where he had cut out a piece of wood and hey presto the mice had a lovely front door to my cupboards. I have blocked it with tin foil (hope it hurts his teeth) Now I need a trap grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh xgins

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  • Yuk..... but as usual gins you bring humour to the situation with the tin foil.... So if I see a toothless mouse in my house I know where it's been first.... Sorry about all the cleaning .... Not what you need . On a positive it gives your OH his mission for the day I remember you saying he likes to get out the house to do errands etc even if they don't really need doing .. So send him off in search of mouse traps... You will get some peace from the squeaky hearing aids and he will be all puffed up with manly pride at solving a problem ....

    VG x

  • Morning VG excellent idea I have written daily list.. Bacon Mouse trap cheese chocolate the last is for me I would not wast it on a mouse He He xgins

  • Waits expectantly for a crumb of gins chocolate when your OH returns triumphant :)

  • You deserve some chocolate after all that early morning cleaning. I hate mice. They're OK as long as they stay out in wild, but I don't like them in the house.

    Many years ago I lived in a flat above a shop, and I got mice in the flat. Being 'clever' I thought I would fill all their holes with polyfilla! Turns out, they quite like a diet of polyfilla, and I ended up with more bigger, fatter mice!

    A word of warning - if you are going for the humane trap, don't release the mice at the bottom of the garden - they just come back in. We did that, until eventually I took to taking them for a little drive in the car, and releasing them a couple of miles away. They seem to have got the message now!

    Good luck with getting rid of them. Put your feet up, and enjoy a cuppa with your choccie

    xx

  • Oh gins, yuk, but you made it so funny.........it took me back to a night about 8 years ago when I was looking after two terriers one who became my lovely Mr Benjamin and I had with me my beautiful Gertude Russell (also a JR) and the illustrious Hollyberry, a very very beautiful cat, but is sadly in now in heaven with Gertie. Well, we had had ongoing altercations with the Mouse of Raisey Cottage. One evening I was woken by Gertie who was going ballistic attempting to rip her way into the drawers of the divan, I then realised what was going on due to the scuffling noises coming from under the bed. HollyB was still curled up unaware of the rising battle, Right I thought we'll get him now I went down and got MrB, Button and brought them into the bedroom where we now had three finely honed killer terriers and a sleeping cat. I took out all the drawers and placed them on top of the bed and all hell let loose, terriers in, out over, all in hot pursuit of this now very agile mouse. This went on for quite some time as the cunning little thing had got himself safely lodged behind the bed head and by now the terriers were apoplectic and not sure who, what or why they were chasing about. At this point Hollyberry had just come too and as I shoved the rampaging terriers out of the room to bring back some order, she gently stretched herself, sniffed the air and in one second flat ousted the mouse from its lair ith her paw and bang it was an Xmouse, th terriers still baying at the door came in and a very superior Hollyberry was now curling back up and the Xmouse was given a rather hard time by the dogs before I could extract it and find a safe place to await disposal in the morning, The terriers all had very puzzled looks on their faces as to how the mouse, had suddenly departed this world without their intervention and there ended the Great Mouse Hunt of Raisey Cottage. Hehehe. Foggy x

  • POOR MOUSE!

    IF ONE OF MY CATS BRINGS IN A MOUSE AND IT IS STILL ALIVE I ALWAYS RESCUE THE POOR LITTLE THING AND RELEASE IT WITH A LUMP OF CHEESE BY WAY OF AN APOLOGY FOR ALL THE TRAUMA IT HAS BEEN PUT THROUGH.

    I REALISE MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKE ME, BUT I AM VEGETARIAN AND I CAN'T ABIDE CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM.

    SASKIA.

  • brilliant Foggy I can visualise every moment :) xgins

  • I HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO GET A HUMANE TRAP AND THAT YOU TAKE KAZ'S ADVICE ABOVE.

    SASKIA.

  • My old cat bought in a live frog unharmed and put it in my boot. I nearly killed the poor frog trying to get my boot on... Fortunately no frogs were harmed in the telling of this tale and as far as know the frog is still alive and well in the pond of my old house

    VG x

  • get a humane trap and bait it with chocolate - they can't resist it! it never fails.

    sandra.

  • Thanks all for your suggestions humane trap baite with chocolate awaiting pitterpatter he has not got past tinfoil entrance as yet :) xgins

  • did you catch the mouse?

  • Sandra I have caught two so far which means there will be moreto come :(

  • with chocolate?

  • are you sure it's not the same one coming back in? :D

  • :( I am quite sure sometimes when you live ina really old house next to a farm you can not be as humane as you wouls like :( sorry xgins

  • understood.

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