A game of cat and mouse…

Jake and I have had an unwelcome house guest these past few days. The fact that I’m not sleeping well as it is, has been punctuated at night by the scratchings and musings of a little mouse. We set several traps, yet this smart little mouse somehow managed to elude them all (even setting two of them off in the process without getting caught!). Until last night that is….

When Jake and I arrived home last night and turned on the light, I spotted a little something on the living room carpet. There was the mouse, frozen and wide-eyed. When Jake saw it, he said, “don’t let it out of your sight! We are ending this NOW!”, and as I had a stare-down with the mouse, Jake ran and grabbed a BUTTERFLY NET* I had in the box of my photo props. He proceeded to chase this mouse around the living room (that thing was fast!) while I stood guard in front of the only exit. Finally the mouse panicked and started running towards me. I screamed and jake yelled, “stand your ground!” so I started stomping my feet and that poor mouse was so confused/scared it just froze. Then WHOOSH! and Jake had that thing caught in the net! Jake took the thing outside all the while telling him how lucky he is that he’s still alive, and proceeded to cross the street and catapult the mouse over the fence into the lot of this energy station. Bye bye mouse. We won.

Afterwards we talked about how cool it would have been if we would have taken pictures or videotaped the event, but since we did neither, this will have to suffice:


*Butterfly net has since been completely sanitized

  1. Katie Holley

    April 10th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    That is the funniest story!! I can just see you “standing your ground!” You’re pretty brave..I probably would have run off screaming. Glad you got rid of the mouse….any help sleeping at night is welcome, I’m sure.

  2. Melanie Henage

    April 10th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    We got such a kick out of that story! Both my brothers and their wives have mouse issues, so I always love hearing them. Luckily, though, we have not had any mice issues yet. Hopefully we don’t either, they are one thing I cannot stand! In fact when my sister-in-law saw our kitchen “pantry” she almost screamed out mice! All she could think about were all the mice that would have a hay day with all the food we’ve left for them. Hee hee.

  3. Katie L.

    April 10th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Ha! I can only picture pregnant Mere stomping her feet at the mouse while poor Jake is chasing the thing! Ha! Thanks for my laugh for the day! 🙂

  4. Ryan Hart

    April 10th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I can totally see Jake doing that! You guys are so freakin funny! Definately a light to the world!
    You are right Jake is the best husband any woman could ask for! and…EVEN though we don’t see anything he is still considered my best friend. I hope to see you guys this weekend with Brynlee. Loved the story. SOOO DANG CUTE!
    Miss you guys and I can’t wait to do camping this summer with you with you guys and the babies!


  5. alyson

    April 11th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    What a visual picture that story paints! So funny.

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