RoMOUSEo & Juliet

They nearly died at the very same time and I’m not talking about Romeo and Juliet. I’m talking about mice that were making a home in my kitchen!

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It’s been over 10 years since I’ve had a mouse problem in my home. In fact, here’s a video of the decade-old visit.

Now it’s 10 years later and maybe someone came back to defend the honor of their dead ancestor! Because yes, I had to mousetrap the little guy in 2010.

Just a few days ago, there I was laying on the couch. From this spot I have a partial view of the kitchen including the dishwasher. The dishwasher plays an important role in this story so just sit tight and we’ll come back to that. While I was watching YouTube (probably Trey Kennedy’s hilarious videos), the pup vacationing at my house (aka I was dog-sitting for a friend) was lying on the floor nearby. He was facing towards the kitchen.

As if we were all buddies, a mouse quietly and rather calmly walked into my field of vision through the middle of the kitchen and climbed into a little gap between the dishwasher and the floor. I thought to myself, “Did I just see what I think I saw?” It was surely confirmed when the dog got up, curiously walked over to the dishwasher, and sniffed around the base. He and I both saw exactly the same thing. I tiny mouse acting like he owns the place!

Then I thought about all the places the mouse’s diseased little feet touched and was immediately grossed out. Where did he come from? How long has he been visiting my kitchen in broad daylight? The little rascal!

Well, circling back to the title of this post, and I won’t dwell on this because I’m always an animal lover, I found an old mouse trap leftover from 10 years ago, applied peanut butter to the trigger side of it… and a day later *boom*snap* we had a dead mouse in the house. I dug around and found another mouse trap and just a few hours after Juliet went to mouse Heaven *boom*snap* we had a second dead mouse in the house. I guess RoMOUSEo came out to check on his lover, to his own demise.

The silver lining is that at least these two critters don’t have to encounter an assassin fly like I did the other day. This scary-looking insect might have given them a heart attack!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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