Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Home Invasion

Don't 'cha just hate it when you're sitting down to rest after tucking the kids into bed and you hear an unidentified sound coming from the kitchen?

At first, I thought one of my cats was trapped in the pantry and scratching to get out.

Unfortunately, that was not the case.

It seems that the scratching was coming from somewhere WITHIN my kitchen wall. Lovely. Not only was it scratching but it sounded like it was gnawing on the duct work...even better.

It was having a hay day in there, it sounded like a small mammal burrowing in my wall, perhaps a wombat? :) Being that we have a greenbelt behind our house it is most likely a mouse or rat. Needless to say, I was totally grossed out and I want that thing OUT OF HERE. I could just imagine this little furry menace chewing up our electrical wires and causing havoc.

We went to bed shortly after this disgusting discovery knowing that without any traps there was nothing more we could do.

This is when I curse my imagination for giving me the most vivid dreams about all sorts of rodents running a muck throughout my entire home. There were possums, raccoons, gerbils, rats, mice, and even a porcupine running up and down the stairs... All the while my two lazy cats just watching them race around. I was enraged. Then I woke up.

One quick trip to the local hardware store and we are one step closer to ridding our home of this nasty invasion. Wish us luck as I cannot take another night of dreams where I turn into the lady without an upper body from the Tom and Jerry cartoons who runs around the house slamming her broomstick and squealing.


goooooood girl said...

your blog is so good......

PRP said...

You are funny. I would have done the exact same thing, laying awake thinking up all the ways I could die a slow death at the hands of a rat.

And Spence just mentioned Tom and Jerry yesterday...apparently there was a scary mouse wreaking havoc on TV too.