Saturday, March 24, 2007

One More Reason I Love New Jersey

In Texas, I had to deal with this:

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(Check out how that cockroach has a whitening effect on the ceramic!)

Heebie to the jeebie! I hated showering because of the cockroach in the bathtub.

But for some reason, when Squeaky (who is finally earning her keep around this household!) finds this behind the radiator in the dining room:


I have no problem whatsoever. Doesn't frighten me a bit!

Isn't Chunky cute down there looking at the little mousie?

She stunned/injured our little rodent friend enough to where Dr. Mad Scientist and I were able to scoop him up into the bowl.

Apparently this mouse looks just like the ones Dr. Mad Scientist will be playing with at work. Can you imagine injecting crap into that things teeny little tail?

No injections for this guy. He was a bit injured, but not mortally, so I released him outside away from the house.

Of course I'm sure he'll be having nightmares about this little pink nosed monster for a while--

squeaky nap

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Blogger Jessica said...

haha. I hate cockroaches. HATE THEM. However, I don't think I would like mice that much either. :D

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Mice are very cute. BUT--they are very destructive, and forget about bunnies, nothing procreates more actively than mice. Keep an eye out. They can build a nest and destroy things faster than you could ever imagine.

Not, you know, to be negative.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Read up on Hanta Virus and you might change your opinion of mice. My Dr. Mad Scientist takes the survivors to the Research Park where he works to release them. That's about 3 miles from our house. He figures the hawks or coyote probably get 'em pretty quickly, but at least the kids don't think we're heartless.

I prefer mice to roaches, too.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Bezzie, Elizabeth, take note: Do not move to Hawai'i or Mexico, roaches are par for the course. Big ones. With WINGS.

Hmm, I had a couple mice in Hawai'i as well that had been the previous owners pets or something...we caught and released them because I was honestly afraid the roaches would find and kill them.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Poops said...

We had a dead one of those on my living room floor last night. It was lovely.

Apparently my cats are only mostly worthless...

6:24 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Well I hate both!! Heeby jeebies for sure! LOL! Oh, and I found out early on..hubby is useless around mice...some knight in shining armor...

6:57 PM  
Anonymous birdie said...

Is that cockroach for real? It makes me want to use the 'f' word a lot. But I'll keep it clean on your page.
Way to be nice to the mouse and let it go. But I hope there aren't family living in your place pooping it up.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Ew, ugh, and ew some more. No bugs, no mice. *shudder* We had Mickey running around a couple of years ago...actually a family. It was pretty awful. thanks, I will have nightmares about Mickey now. *shudders again*

7:41 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Yay Squeaky protecting the Bezzie Family! The most the cats chez cpurl have found is a spider or two (which I hope is a good thing).

8:20 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

I'm OK with mice but hate bugs. Except spiders, they're cute.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm with you. I HATE roaches. I have a general no kill policy for most living creepies, including the mice who live in our walls, attic and kitchen stove, but roaches are not on the list of "learn to coexist" creatures. *shudder* Thankfully, I have not seen any of those here in the northeast.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sssarahevt said...

That's a pretty cute mouse, and yeay for kitty! Our cats don't get the predator-prey thing. At least Chunky didn't want to keep it as a pet!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Mice over cockroaches any day!!!!!

Our dog usually gets any mice that sneak in. You'd think that after a few friends and family go missing once they happen into oyur house our address would be on some mouse check list titled "do not go in these house we've lost good mice in these homes".

Cute Chunky picture!!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Well, giant roaches and I are long term foes. I hate the bast***s and will go to great lengths to hunt them down and kill them. However, I don't know how I would deal with another mammal infringing upon my territory. I am species-ist? and probably couldn't kill it. I think I would scream to high heaven if I saw one though. I never have, thank goodness. I would probably worry about disease too, especially with a little Chunky and kitties crawling on the floors etc...

5:33 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

We are a catch and release house too. Only I won't do most of the catching - that is for hubby. Although I did catch and release a katydid last year.

The Hanta virus is pretty scary; I had a co-worker that died from that last year. He did not get it from home though.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Arrrrgh, roaches!! Is that one in your bathtub really real?? It's been bothering me all morning. I once smashed a fair-sized hole in the wall at my first apartment in Georgia because I tried to smush a roach (nearly impossible) and the only smusher handy was the vacuum cleaner.

Glad the little mouse got away! Although I'm not sure if our cats would even know a mouse if they saw one...

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I (knock on wood) have never seen a cockroach in person. I think I'd have the heebie jeebies forever if I did! The mouse was cute though. I'm sure the kitty had a great time with that one!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

The trouble with mice is that they're so cute. Can't say I want them to live me though. Good kitty for doing her job!

4:58 PM  

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