10.22.2005

Mystery Solved...

Have you ever looked high and low for that note you knew was there the day before? It was right there, next to the computer, you know for a fact it was. And then another note on another scrap of paper goes missing...again, you know it was right there by the computer.
Scraps of paper have been going missing for a while now but Treebeard and I have just chalked it up to forgetfulness...one of us must have moved the notes 'cuz they're just not there anymore. Today we discovered the truth...

...a Mouse took them!! I kid you not, this mouse made off with whole sheets of paper, Hershey's Kisses wrappers, dog hair, cat hair, my hair...

How do we know this?? Treebeard was cleaning out the nether regions of the woodstove in preparation for the winter and there, tucked way in the back behind the blower, was the evidence - a mouse nest constructed lovingly of our missing notes. A quick search under the bookcase next to the computer revealed even more evidence - chewed paper waiting for another midnight run by the mousie.

Well Mousie, the jig is up! Your nest has been destroyed and if we catch you, you're snake food.


The evidence from under the bookcase. Dastardly mousekin.

7 comments:

Watchmania said...

Heheh. This reminds me of when Mr Gumpers escaped and went to live under the bath, along with every toilet roll he could find.

Floridacracker said...

Just let a ratsnake loose in the house. Problem solved.

Ontario Wanderer said...

I wonder if mice are taking my books, paint jars, keys, music stand,...no, probably just forgetfulness. Sigh!

Watchmania said...

OW, it sounds as if you have a bad infestation of Borrowers. Artistic ones, at that.

swamp4me said...

FC, funny you should suggest that because it is not at all unusual for a ratsnake or two to be loose in the house and I know for a fact a large female spends considerable time under the house...probably keeps us from being overrun by mousies!

OW, sara may be right...could be Borrowers!

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Too bad it's not closer to Christmas, one might have found hints at coming gifts. :)

SquirrleyMojo said...

Too funny! A nice twist on the dog-ate-my--you get the picture.