Tuesday, 13 September 2005

The TAIL of a mouse

This a picture of "Blue" my grandsons dog (one Blue eye) hence the name..


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


labdancer51 said...

We have a mouse problem at the moment. It came to visit while we were in Canada and decided to stay once we returned.  Jim has laid a trap too and I`m scared to check it in case it`s been caught.  Poor thing, it`s only tiny and I said it had to go. After reading this I`m feeling really bad about it now...lol!

Sandra xxxx

PS: Blue is really sweet!

jeanno43 said...

Oh good for you for letting it go.  They are harmless and much more scared of it.  Not nice to have in the house but they are only looking for a treat.  Now rats is another thing.  

jeadie05 said...

Hey, Im getting worried about you,Ally, it was moles the other day ,whats with all the big game hunting over Norwich way?   Jan xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Awwww.... Ally, what a lovely tail!   Outside my office window at College i have a bird table and a little field mouse often comes for his dinner !!
Luv Jayne x

jaymact1 said...

What a lovely story, you tell them so well can't wait till the next one. Joan.

sarajanesmiles said...

Waving at Blue :o)
Nice story, glad your mousie lived to tell the 'tail' ;o)
Sara   x

grahamfarmga said...

If the trap didnt kill it i could not have killed it either

lifeseensideways said...

I think you did right to give it best ... it was lucky and so I would have let it go. My friends had a squirrel in their front room the other day, they said it ran up the wall like spiderman and headed straight for the best china ... eventually they opened a window and it jumped out, to the relief of all concerned!


stijoan said...

thank you for sendind me kind words in my journal. it means a lot to me. i will try burning what i write to see if it helps...nice dog. love joanne

rachealcarol said...

aww he's so cute, he looks like a Westie. xxRache