As promised here is a story about a "House Mouse" that visited me.
Living in the country definitely has it's advantages!! However, sometimes a field mouse will make it's way into the house. This is NOT ok with me on any level. Once several years ago I found droppings around the base of my dishwasher. I immediately placed a trap. The next day, having forgot all about it, I got up and went to the kitchen walking around getting breakfast ready. I am guessing it was at least a half hour before I finally saw this little guy.
Quiet as a mouse!
I freaked out a bit - not screaming... just panicking! My husband was gone for the day and I was left with quite a dilemma. The way this kind of trap it works this is the back of the trap pinches down and stays open until the mouse goes for the bait. When the mouse puts it's mouth on the bait the trap closes down on the mouse and kills it instantly. In this case the little rascal got caught on it's foot only. You can see from the white specks around the floor that it had spent some time trying to chew the plastic trap to free itself.
So my dilhema was how to pick the thing up and relocate it! If I actually picked it up I was afraid it would get free and be alive in my house! I wanted to kill it but I never wanted to torture it! What to do???
I grabbed an old towel and covered it then scooped it all up and put it into a trash can...
From then on I knew I was home free as far as it getting loose in the house. I carefully emptied it outside and then pulled the towel off.
I mean it! I really really do not like mice! I really really will not tolerate them in my house but I really really cannot torture anything either so it was hurting me that the mouse must be in pain and great fear. I couldn't think of any way to kill it instantly so I just wanted to free it.
I ran for a broom and when I came back it had managed to get to the snow covered bush. All I had to do was pinch the back of the trap with the end of the broom and freed the mouse! woo hoo!!
All this before breakfast!
Why do I love House Mouse? I have no idea LOL but I do : ) Today's card design was inspired by the gals at Mojo Monday challenge blog.
I created some watercolor ink splatters on the background of my white cs in aqua blue and lime green. Once that was dry I placed two strips of some coordinating Washi Tape : )
This product from PTI is on my wish list : ) so I copied the idea and wrapped myself a little embie from a lime green rick rack - layered my sentiment on top and then added a little stick pin.
I hope you enjoyed the story of my adventure with my own House Mouse! LOL and my goofy little card. I look forward to reading your comments : ) If you are new to my blog I wanna let you know that I am offering BLOG CANDY! Your comment today automatically enters your name in the drawing for a chance to win : ) See THIS POST for all the details!
Why not consider joining the fun at Mojo Monday and create your own card from this weeks sketch! I also wanted to share this funny story and card with the wonderful folks at the House Mouse and Friends blog. If you have not checked out these two blogs I urge you to blurf around and see what crafters from all over the world are doing with House Mouse and this neat sketch!!
Thanks a bunch for cheering me on! this is my 46th card and I still have 56 days left to go : )
Solid cs SU
Washi Tape by "MT"
House Mouse image "Monica's Gift"
Sentiment: Birthday Classics: March Stamp Set by PTI