March 1, 2010

Mouse Stories

This event happened awhile back, but frankly I needed some distance before being able to talk about it. (And we wanted to be sure we had Kirsten signed on before she heard about it!). It’s true, we had a mouse problem at the office. Now I love little critters and fully support all animals’ rights to good food and clean water. Just not if they’re going to leave their footprints all over my DESK.

First we noticed maybe some of the dog food we have around the office was getting pilfered over night. Then we noticed several quite bold mice strolling around the office during business hours. This was not sanctioned by management AT ALL. We set out traps, but truthfully trying to work with a dead mouse peering out from behind the computer monitor – that wasn’t so effective. In fact, that may have been my personal last straw. Even Jessie, Henry, and Benson – the office dogs – were none too pleased.

If they had been a bit tidier or even a tiny bit more subtle we might not have had to call in the exterminator. But alas these mice were not holding any respect for our work environment.

Enter professional burly men with flashlights, wait a few days and…voila! No more mice.

That we can see anyway.