In our house, we get mice. Every Fall and every Spring, the mice come. Lynn used to set traps around the house, sometimes after I'd gone to bed, and not tell me about them. Then, he'd leave for work the next morning without checking them. So, I'd go about my day, doing whatever, but eventually open a cupboard door or the pantry to see a dead mouse! It freaked me out every time :). I'd call Lynn at work just to have the satisfaction of "yelling" at him, knowing he wasn't going to come home from work to remove it. Still, I wasn't going to remove it! Yikes! So, I'd find away around whatever I needed from that particular location until Lynn came home that evening.
Now... I still get mice. AND... it's Fall.
My Mom and I spent a hilarious way-too-many minutes setting traps before Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. (We may or may not have had to watch a tutorial on YouTube...) Sure enough, I came home by myself with the girls Monday night, started putting the groceries away, when I heard it... It was the sound of the mouse trap banging against my dishes in the cupboard beside me. I jumped, knowing it was ALIVE, but trapped and right there with my dishes!!!! The phone rang, and it was Mom checking to see that I made it home okay (precious Moms). I said, "Mom! You called just in time! We caught a mouse and its alive! What am I going to do!!??" Roya was still awake at this time, and perked right up. She was very interested in the prospect of seeing this mouse, whether dead or alive :) (That's the scientist/analyst in her.)
Mom said, "Call Peter!!" I was so embarrassed, but I called my sweet neighbours, who came over straight away. Peter came to help and Lynette came to laugh :) Roya was fully engaged and loved being awake for the big event.
Soooo, that was Monday. Peter reset the trap, and I set a couple more. Today, I heard noises. I think I caught another mouse. I called Peter and left a message.
I think I'm going to have to remove it myself!!!