Monday, September 30, 2013
The Only Cute Mouse Is... ?
Not that I'm afraid of mice or anything. I suppose in their own way they're kind of cute with their tiny little noses and ears. I mean there are people who find them adorable as pets, who let them run up and down their arms and over their shoulders. I just think that everything has its place and mice have no business being in mine.
Unfortunately, I have had more than my share of the little critters setting up house in my living spaces. When my husband and I purchased our home decades ago, it had sat empty for two years after the previous owner went into a nursing home. It was an old brick Italianate, and while the intent was to renovate, I think our first year was spent primarily setting and emptying traps. If I remember correctly I believe the number caught was 25.
Fortunately, seeing vermin in my abode has been a sporadic occurrence since. Good thing too, because in the real world, as far as I'm concerned the only cute ones are found in illustrations such as these:
iCLIPART.com Mouse Clipart
iPHOTOS.com Mouse Clipart