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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Amelia: Warrior, Mouse-slayer

I never could suspend my belief enough to enjoy (or watch) Ratatouille because two years ago we had mice in our kitchen. It was horrible. I can't even pretend that mice in the kitchen is a cute storyline because I remember the 5 we caught in about a week. We plugged all the holes we found with tin foil (they can't eat through it) and put out a lot of sticky traps. We never had anymore that year, and then we moved to a new place thinking our problem would be over forever (at least hoping it would be).

On Sunday, we discovered some holes in the bread bag sitting on the counter. Terror raced through us again. Again, it was horrible and yucky! We moved appliances and found small dark drops of doom along the wall behind the stove and fridge. So, we plugged holes and put out more traps. The next morning two were caught. Now, the nice thing about sticky traps is that the mice attempt to run across them and get caught (usually quickly). The bad thing is that then they need to be killed (so as not to prolong their pain, which might seem a little like an oxymoron since the entire premise is their death, but we do it nonetheless).

Well, here is where my title comes in. Amelia is kind and brave enough to do the deed once they have been caught. I won't go into details, but I am really glad she is willing to do it.
Hopefully, we won't have anymore and luckily I am moving to the sixth floor of a complex. And no, I will not be watching Ratatouille anytime in the future--or ever.


Alisa said...

I love that picture of Hyrum. That is totally his personality. Amelia is amazing. I don't want to scare you but the 6th floor won't keep you safe from mice if they find a way in. Look for holes before you move in.

Kim said...

I have to admit, the scene at the beginning of the movie when the country house is crawling with rats gave me the heebie-jeebies...but I did like the movie.

Good luck with the mice. I think I just found their hole in our basement.

Tiffany said...

I found your blog poking around. I am posting here hoping you see it. When did you go to Bulgaria?!?!?! Trent and I have both lived there and love it very much.

Anonymous said...

Can you come to my house? Amelia is in the RS presidency and did say on Sunday, "If you need anything, please call." I think I'm going to :)

Jana said...

I HATE mice. Worse than others hate spiders, snakes and clowns. I ended up watching Ratatouille and l-o-v-e ed it.

Amelia is brave isn't she.

Thomas said...

When can we expect a new musing?

tirb said...

HI Bre. It has been forever since we spoke. How are you?