OK – SCROLL DOWN TO VIDEO – CLICK THE START TO PLAY – THEN PAUSE IT – COME BACK HERE & READ THE BELOW blah blah blah. OK?
(video buffering right?….good)
Don’t know why. Other than I was playing around with the audio mixing and had to dispose of another victim mouse. There are traps all over the place because I am determined to return to a “rodent free environment”. There have been many victims – but fortunately much fewer now as I discovered two more entries (the first was under the stove vent in the kitchen) – two cable runs from under the house – now neatly sealed. Think it is doing the trick since fatalities have dropped dramatically in the house yet risen in the shop.
I still feel just a twinge of guilt when I hear that sound. After all, they are only small creatures trying to survive the best they can. It’s a bitter-sweet sound of simultaneous remorse and victory. I’ll be doing something somewhere in the house and hear that unmistakable “snap!” Liz will look up excitedly and bark – “WE GOT ONE!” “Yes I know what it means – but where is it?” So start checking traps until discovery of the hapless creature – often with that frozen surprised look . Poor thing’s existence comes to an abrupt end when only trying to get a bite to eat, (or feeding litter after litter of pups) all because I don’t care for them in the house. So that makes me a bad human? I don’t think so. Seriously, little furry rodents scurrying around the house like they own the frigg’n thing? When first noticing the critters I sometimes thought it was just my eyes playing tricks on me, I was tired or looking over the frame of my glasses and only believed I saw something small and dark move across the floor. You know, at the height of their foothold I left a bunch of groceries on the island counter and a loaf of bread the next morning had a tunnel right through the middle! LOOKED LIKE FRIGG’N BAG OF WHITE SQUARE DONUTS! Luckily they’re never inside the cabinets, but all around them. Little bastards can jump at least 3 feet! And fast? Whoa. Stealing, eating, contaminating various types of food then causally, though profusely, pissing and crapping all over the place? Marking what they claim as THEIR HABITAT with potentially disease ridden stink! FRACK ‘EM ALL if in the house or garage! lol
OK, video should have loaded by now. Later, Lew
My best to you and yours, Lew