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post #11 of 24 Old 10-31-2011, 06:21 PM
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the trick with getting a cat is making sure you don't feed him too much. A well fed cat will lie there and cuddle with the evil rodents.
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post #12 of 24 Old 10-31-2011, 06:23 PM
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a quick reply of "you'll keep finding them in unexpected places" should shut him up... or get you fired. Just make sure to do it jokingly and stick out your tongue :P. Better yet, avoid the whole thing and set some traps.
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I'll never understand the freak-out characteristic of mice (dead, alive, freshly dead, whatever) to most women and some men. It was big, was it? Hmmm.... ya, so big that when you stepped on it you killed it? Sounds scarey to me. <sarcasm>

Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean -- just trying to let you put it in a better/less scarey, creepy perspective.
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SLip a cat into the hardware store? Lol :P The cat at my barn catches dead mice all the time, however last time I was honored to have seen it. (sarcasm) It's nature, but boy the mouse was cute and I felt sorry for the little fella. The cat gulped the whole thing down though and didn't even leave a hair.

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post #15 of 24 Old 10-31-2011, 08:23 PM
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SLip a cat into the hardware store? Lol :P The cat at my barn catches dead mice all the time, however last time I was honored to have seen it. (sarcasm) It's nature, but boy the mouse was cute and I felt sorry for the little fella. The cat gulped the whole thing down though and didn't even leave a hair.
Good for you! The cat isn't a messy mouse-eater ;) I used to have a cat that I made sure to get the mice off him before he could eat them because carrying a whole dead mouse outside is a little less appalling than doing it in several pieces... *shudder*
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You have my sympathy. We lived in an older house several years ago - turns out the washer drain vent wasn't screened in or blocked any way. One day I went to take a load of wash out of the washer, and found a washed mouse that had been through the spin cycle........

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I'll never understand the freak-out characteristic of mice (dead, alive, freshly dead, whatever) to most women and some men. It was big, was it? Hmmm.... ya, so big that when you stepped on it you killed it? Sounds scarey to me. <sarcasm>

Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean -- just trying to let you put it in a better/less scarey, creepy perspective.
I totally get what you mean - I'm not real scared of them either. I think that they are actually kinda cute - outside though! But when I SQUISH them - that is just plain scarey! I think it was the surprise and shock factor too!
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Ya, surprise is a nasty thing isn't it? I gathered you're not too scared of them since they proliferate at work! LOL
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If it makes you feel any better, my aunts old house backed on to a ravine(you probably know were this is going...)
Anyways, I was staying the weekend there once, and my cousin and I slept downstairs where the rec-room was(had the big TV, a couch, video games, etc).

Well, it came time for us to go to bed, and I was to chicken to sleep on the floor, so my cousin let me take the couch, and she was on the floor. In the morning, my cousin began petting what she THOUGHT was her cat, but it felt funny to her. She threw off he blankets, and laying there completely flattened...was a mouse. Yup, a mouse crawled into her bed that night, and not even knowing it, she rolled over on it and squished/killed it...then pet it like a cat.

My cousin has NEVER been the same, haha.
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Yup, a mouse crawled into her bed that night, and not even knowing it, she rolled over on it and squished/killed it...then pet it like a cat.

My cousin has NEVER been the same, haha.
Yup, that sounds like the makings of some form of psychosis. I'd definitely be a little different after something like that.

My grandfather had a cat that was downright evil. Thing would hiss and swat at anyone. Act as sweet as could be and let you pet it for about 5 seconds then she was in full blown attack mode. That is slightly besides the point. Anyway, this cat would bring things in the house sometimes live and sometimes dead. Dead things not so much a problem untill you find the stockpile of mice under your pillow. The live ones she would either save (they are better fresh apparently) by putting them in the tub where they couldn't get out. She would then go in there and "play NASCAR" which involved chasing the mouse/mice around and around and around the tub. The other option was to let the thing run around the house and watch my grandmother freak out and chase the thing from under the couch to under the end table and so on and so forth throughout the house. The cat would literally follow her from room to room.
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