Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to go away somewhere nice and warm in the middle of winter. I’m off in Jacksonville, Florida this week, so ended up having a Skype text chat with Damir earlier today while I was between conference sessions:
[10:24:29 AM] Damir says: caught a mouse last night
[10:24:39 AM] Sandy says: a mouse?? in our place???
[10:24:44 AM] Damir says: yep
[10:24:51 AM] Sandy says: funny, i thought that i heard something scrambling around the night before
[10:24:54 AM] Damir says: on windowsill in bedroom
[10:25:02 AM] Sandy says: we need to set some traps
[10:25:09 AM] Damir says: found the hole too
[10:25:14 AM] Sandy says: where?
[10:25:33 AM] Damir says: cable face plate behind the couch
[10:25:42 AM] Sandy says: get some traps from the hardware store and set them, just the cheap ones that we can throw out when they snap
[10:26:05 AM] Damir says: ok, but this is the only one
[10:26:16 AM] Sandy says: what, a lone bachelor mouse? i don’t think so
[10:26:49 AM] Damir says: well, the others are in that duct below windows
[10:27:15 AM] Sandy says: not surprising, i suppose. did you block the hole?
[10:27:20 AM] Damir says: yes
[10:27:30 AM] Sandy says: of course, dumb question 🙂
[10:27:53 AM] Damir says: named him Jerry, want me to keep him till you return?
I’m starting to get a strange feeling about this…
[10:28:02 AM] Sandy says: no thanks…
[10:28:31 AM] Damir says: maybe we could give him to Val [our neighbour] for the cats to play with
At this point, I come to the alarming conclusion that he didn’t actually *kill* the mouse yet…
[10:28:40 AM] Sandy says: is he still alive??
[10:29:39 AM] Damir says: yes – I have him in that plastic garbage bin – put a lid on it
[10:29:58 AM] Sandy says: please kill him, take him and dump him in the park if you can’t stand to do it yourself
[10:30:30 AM] Damir says: I may put him in plastic container & microwave
[10:30:40 AM] Sandy says: NOOOO
[10:30:48 AM] Damir says: cruel?
[10:30:50 AM] Sandy says: take him to the park and let him go, the cold will kill him
[10:31:29 AM] Damir says: ok
[5:44:37 PM] Damir says: sorry to report, but jerry is no longer with us..
[5:44:53 PM] Sandy says: poor jerry…did he go for a walk in the park?
[5:45:24 PM] Damir says: I don’t want to talk about it..
[5:45:43 PM] Damir says: He is in the better place now..
[5:45:49 PM] Sandy says: it better not smell like microwaved mouse in the apt when i get home…