Monday, June 28, 2010
Anson Saves the Day
Now that we're living in the farm we've had to deal with the fact that mice enjoy coming inside.
Today I went to get some flour out of the pantry and there was a mouse on a glue trap. Let's all shake violently.
Seeing that thing moving around on the trap made me lose all control of my body. Not kidding. My legs felt like jelly, and this creepy feeling kept crawling up my back making me do full body freak outs.
Aaron isn't home. Jason is on vacation. Dean and Oscar (guys who work here on the farm) were at lunch.
Good thing I have four boys. We nominated Anson to get the trap and dispose of it. Hayden was dying to be the one who grabbed the glue trap, but we really felt like this was something Anson needed to do. I knew he could do it and would be so proud of himself when it was over. Anson usually takes a backseat to all things freaky...not because he's overly afraid...but because his brother Hayden is a self-declared wildlife warrior. There is no animal he won't pick up and hug. Hayden told me if he could get the glue trap then he was going to save the mouse's life by dropping hot water on his little feet to melt the wax and then put him in a little cage and nurse him back to life. My reply..."No you're not."
Hayden wanted to video tape his brother getting rid of the mouse. I stayed in the living room. I couldn't even look at the thing.
It took some time and lots of laughing but Anson did it. We're so proud of him.
The poor mailman showed up right as the kids were about to bring the mouse outside. Nice.
This was my first run in with a glue trap. Disgusting! How are these things humane? Ask Kirby what she used to do in college with the mice she and her roommates caught on glue traps. Go ahead...ask her.