This a picture of "Blue" my grandsons dog (one Blue eye) hence the name..
TAIL OF A MOUSE
Our kitchen was invaded by one small mouse - we knew we had one at least - because it left a trail behind it - chewed packets of biscuits - well anything it could get it's teeth into - it had a go at. and he had to go.
And we never did find out how he managed to get into so many cupboards.
So mouse trap was bought. and as we had a big walk in pantry that was where we decided to put it.
This was a Sunday and Dick my husband set the mousetrap - we put a piece of chocolate in for bait. being told this was better than cheese.
Well off Dick went fishing - which was his regular Sunday pass time - as he belonged to a fishing club....but that's another story. back to our mouse. It was getting quite late in the afternoon and I was sitting in the lounge very peaceful and very quite. When I heard a Click - didn't register what it was at first. Then it dawned on me omg the mouse trap - going very gingerly into the pantry first thing I saw was this tiny mouse with the longest tail I have seen - trouble was the very end of his tail was caught in the trap - otherwise he was unharmed. He looked as scared of me as I was of him. but I couldn't leave it there - could I. So I went and got a towel and put it over him (I say him) not sure if it wasn't a her. and took him into the garden gently putting him on the ground managed to release his tail. he sat there for what seemed ages taking his tail in his front paws and rubbing them up and down his tail. I expect that was to ease the pain. you can tell how small he was as the wind blew a leaf from the pear tree and it covered him. I thought please go away - don't just sit there - but he did for another 5 minutes - then he scurried off.. I won't tell you what Dick said when he got home - but knowing him as I did I am sure he would have done the same thing.. Funnily he didn't come back to our house. cant understand why....Ally