At this time of year, many are looking forward to having family and friends to stay. We were not planning on visitors. However, we got them. The evidence of their presence was left under the sink, in the snacks cupboard, and all over the cutlery drawer. Mice.
I mentioned to my friend at the hardware store that I had unwelcome guests. He told me that I was not the only one and took me to the appropriate aisle and shelf. I returned home with two traps.
We already had some peanut butter in the house because Wife uses it to make suet blocks for the birds. Peanut butter seems to be fast food for trendy rodents. I suppose that if I put out cheese, I’d get grey whiskered mice, and then only catch them by their old school ties.
Since Thursday, we have caught five. My Daughter wondered if we were going to get the twelve mice of Christmas. I am more worried about the multiplication inherent in the old song.