Sunday, October 09, 2011

The War is On

This morning, I woke to find that a mouse had brazenly eaten the cheese from the mousetrap with the unmitigated audacity to not die in it.  Even more offensive, he left a taunting note to the effect of "Sucker!" behind.

Okay, he may not have left a note, per se, but I could tell he had thought of it.  I reset the trap with the cheese embedded deeper than a CNN journalist in Iraq and placed it back under the sink.

An hour later, a spider the size of the hamburgers in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was discovered in the hallway to much shrieking and violent jumping about.  My wife was also a little startled by it.  I quickly vacuumed it up, then extracted the plastic vacuum container to empty it out.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered two mice saboteurs inside, a little wide-eyed and windswept but very much alive.

Caught red-handed, their protests of innocence did them no good and I delivered them to the gallows.  Our chicken executioners made short work of one, but let the other escape to warn his comrades. 

The stakes have been raised.

4 comments:

AC said...

If they manage to organize then you stand no chance. I suggest distributing misinformation amongst their ranks to generate mistrust.

The Writer said...

I told the two mice that we captured in the vacuum that I had a...wait for it...mole in their ranks

Charity Z said...

I bet there's a pretty good food supply in that vacuum canister if your toddler's anything like mine! Nice to hear that the chickens are doing your dirty work for you!

CNHolmberg said...

Oh dear...