Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Monday, October 15, 2007

Temp Peck

...Heard ya got critters.


Anonymous Templeton Peck said...

Not "critters"...but alas A critter. Opened my shower door to find a mouse scampering around the tub yesterday morning...After doing my best impression of a 5 yr.old girl's screem....I slammed the door and stood there baffled as to how the little guy had gotten IN there in the first place,I mean..I don't usually EAT in the shower so no food there, and HOW I was going to get him OUT of there in the 5 min. I had before having to get to the office. ( and I know what you are thinking...ewwww...stinky Temp!!!..I had showered the night before thank god as I wanted to beat the traffic to the office that morning) Anyway...after trying to catch it by putting a cup over it, which may I suggest, is NOT a very good way to catch a mouse..I realized that I would either have to figure out a different way to get him, or kill the poor little guy, which, I just am not going to lie...was something I would try to avoid at all costs. So I closed him up in there and left for the office hoping that he'd still be there when I got back, as I needed to be at the office to get something done on a clients loan that was very time sensitive. At lunch I went to the local hardware and found a humane trap that would not kill the mouse for $3 ...Went home and sure enough...he was still in there..sleeping!!!..I cracked open the door....slowwwwwly putting the trap on the tub floor with a piece of old fortune cookie in it as bait...( as we all know, mice love chinese food and are always intersted in reading their fortunes!) Done...then I waited...nothing.. so I got a chair and a broom handle and climbed up on the chair to reach over the top of the stall to coax him into the trap... after about 3 min. of trying to prod him into the thing, and realizing that I might have to just go the Reaper route...the little SOB ran right into the trap!!!! CLICK!...door slammed shut!!...and I had him!! I must say I was very impressed with myself at that point...and then just picked up the trap...and took it over near the home of a person that lives near me that I don't like that much and let him loose..
I felt a bit like Marlin Perkins on Mutual Of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" at that point. Yep..Big Time Hunter is going to be my new handle kids....

October 16, 2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger stewdog said...

I was explecting this ending:
"I took him over to the park, opened the trap, and he ran free. As I was shouting. . run. . be freeeeeee you little critter, a hawk swept down, grabbed him with his talons, and enjoyed his happy meal".

The End

October 16, 2007 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I'm sorry to admit this, but I laughed my behind off reading this.

It reminded me of my childhood, when our rodent pets occasionally broke free of their residences. We found them in the strangest places and learned very quickly how to snag them. Thank your lucky stars the little guy didn't get into the heating ducts.

October 16, 2007 12:35 PM  

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