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Our real life Ratatouille November 25, 2008

Filed under: Keeping House — Jess @ 4:35 pm

Have you all seen the movie Ratatouille?

It’s a good movie, a great movie. I really enjoyed it–good lesson/message, and very entertaining. The Blue-Eyed Boy loves it to.
A week and a half or so ago, while The Hunk and I were watching Life on Mars (good show, anyone else watch it?) when suddenly something small, furry, and brown came running into our living room.
A. MOUSE.
Yep, I was completely freaked out. We spent the next 15 minutes chasing the thing around the house trying to either catch it or chase it out the door. No luck. It got away to who knows where.
The next day I went and got some mousetraps. And that night we put peanut butter on them. I barely slept the whole night because I did NOT want to hear the mouse get caught.

Lucky for me, I didn’t hear anything. Because the darn thing ate the peanut butter without setting off the trap!

We did catch two the next night, however. And oh yes I heard it–lovely.

We continued to place the traps out every night. And every morning we would find empty traps with no peanut butter left. It was getting ridiculous.

And if we thought it couldn’t get even more bizarre. The Hunk found a mouse on the counter top one morning, desperately trying to get my measuring spoons. We called him little chef from then on. For about 2 or 3 nights we would hear the chinking of him (or her?) trying to get the measuring spoons during the night.

Mouse count so far: 4 (including the little chef)

This morning the traps were empty but the peanut butter was still there.

Hopefully we caught them all. They were living in the attic and at night when it was quiet you could hear them scratching around up there. C.R.E.E.P.Y.

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5 Responses to “Our real life Ratatouille”

  1. Nancy Says:

    Yikes. Remind me to tell you my bat story sometime…

  2. anymommy Says:

    Eeeeeekkkk!! We have a rat in our dumpster here and it’s all I can do to make myself take the trash out and lob it in from a safe distance. I’m not sure I would survive a critter in the house.

  3. Jessica Lynn Says:

    Nan~ you’ll have to tell me that sometime…I keep forgetting to ask you about it when I see you….

    Anymommy~ I would not be able to handle a rat, they’re more scary–all I’d think about was Lady and the Tramp and it attacking my baby…and we have no Lady or Tramp to protect her! The mice were REALLY creepy at first but now I’m not so scared. I haven’t seen one in a while, though I’ve heard it…maybe that has something to do with it. I’m sure if I saw one I’d be more freaked out.

  4. Kristina Says:

    Once upon a time, we lived in this REALLY old building… Enough said, I think.

  5. […] Comment! Remember how I told you all about The Little Chef? […]


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