This picture represents a pickle we are in at present.
We have been invaded by mice, I mean invaded! They are in
our dressers... not, so far, the cupboards where our plates
and tableware are... but in our clothes dressers.
The pantry, where everything I have is now in plastic.
You know I can't kill anything, and we tried humane trapping... but I
was facing a trip every single day to release mice out in the country.
We have decided we have to kill them.
One (or more) has been chewing between the sink cabinet and the dishwasher, and
I have cleaned up numerous piles of what you see here, and I am afraid we
are going to have a mess with the dishwasher. As of today, we are
using Tomcat traps that kill the mouse inside FAST, like a snap trap... we
don't have to touch it, and can open the door and drop it into the trash.
YES, this hurts me. I can't kill anything... but since putting one down
an hour ago, Keith has killed one, and I think I just heard the trap under the
I hate doing it, but I hate mice ON our beds, etc. etc. Keith took a nap in
our spare bedroom today, and when I went in to wake him up,
I found a mouse poop on the next pillow over.
This is where it stops.
These guys are amazing. They have walked in the cold for a week now... this morning, Keith had an early doctor's appointment and he told me to stay in and keep the dogs in, because of the cold.
I was already at the post having blood drawn, and told him I would stay in after errands... but...
we walked at noon. So proud of the dogs, we are not working a full mile but we ARE walking!
I have seen this little guy in the rafters of one of the picnic shelters at
the city park in Basehor, and after I loaded the dogs in the car, I
grabbed the camera and went back to look.
It looks to me that it has been living here for a while, instead of a nest in a tree. It is actually protected from winds, where it is living.
The only hawk we saw close enough to get a picture!
These two guys were in one of the Bradford Pears in our front yard as the dogs and I got home... and Saturday night, there were six males and four females on the patio, among the last to eat.
They were last in the country, too.
There are actually four males in this terrible picture taken with my phone through the window.
I just took this ten minutes ago, 4:50 PM.
I took this on the way home from church on Saturday night. There was hardly any light left, and I was actually following a bird in the sky when I saw these. If you click on this picture and make it bigger, you will see a nice surprise on the right!
I have Christmas down, except for the spare bedroom tree. I like it so much, I'm leaving it up!