One night, we saw one skittle across the living room floor...we figured out he got in during the brief period we had a basement window open to throw wood down the chute for the wood stoves. .
So, I have him cornered under a small jelly cupboard. I've got the flashlight on him and I see he's terrified.... Field mice have big eyes....they look like they have a thyroid issue. lol So, I'm, talking to this poor fellow and saying, I can take you right outside, sweets... if you just get in my hand... Hubs is laughing at me. Meanwhile, the cat and the hubs---are looking at him too. I wish I had an overhead shot of this scene for you all...laying prostrate on the floor, all of us....staring at this thing no bigger than a deck of cards.
I put Bella in the bedroom...and I tried to get this little guy to cooperate for an hour. He darts out, runs right across the hubs' back--- which makes him go all girly on me --and he's ready to just blast the thing with
the pellet gun, But no, I insist I am getting this guy out --as I have done for chipmunks, birds, lizards bats...--.finally, it's really late, the fires are going out and the cat's going bonkers..he is under the sofa now...and there's no way to get him.... I have to turn in...I had to leave his fate to the bad man ....
The next day, he tells me he captured him and put him outside, but I know he was lying to make me feel better. I was mad at him for shooting that poor thing.
I put a sign up on the door: Don't come inside! The big guy that lives here will kill you.
Interestingly enough. we never had a single visitor or peddler in the last year we lived there...hmmm
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir
"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington
“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport
"Do or do not. There is no try. "- Yoda.
"LTES" Gem 2014
Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.