While I was making coffee this morning, I heard a scratchety-scratch-scratch sound coming from the living room. I knew Moxie was involved somehow, so I called her name. When she didn’t come, I walked over to see what she was up to. I found her sticking her head into the entertainment center, sniffing and acting anxious. My first thought was, “Oh *#@%! Not another mouse!” There is a lot of construction going on in my neighborhood and the mice are fleeing the fields like crazy.
In a tone eerily similar to Faye Dunaway’s, “Tina! Bring me the axe!” line in Mommie Dearest, I hollered upstairs for my son to bring me a flashlight.
Fully expecting a rabid mouse to dart out, I shined the flashlight into the entertainment center. I was so relieved to see that Moxie hadn’t cornered a mouse. She had hid a toy bone back there and couldn’t quite reach it! This dog is such a nut! She has never missed a meal in her life, yet she has a such a strong instinct to “bury” all of her edible chew toys.
While we are on the topic of mice, I have to say that I have finally come across a better mousetrap. I’m terrified of regular traps. I snapped my finger once, so now, I can’t touch them. I’ve been using Tomcat Snap Traps and they are amazing! All you do is pinch down on the back end and the trap is set. There is absolutely no risk of hurting your fingers. I spread just a tiny bit of peanut butter in the center and the mouse is usually caught in less than a day.