Thursday, November 13, 2008

RATS!

It was very warm here last night so I thought I'd open up the house to get in some fresh air. None of the windows in this lovely home open so we can only do doors. I opened the back sliding door (no screen of course..grr) and the front door to get some air flow. I showered and locked the doors and decided to retire around midnight. I sat upon my bed to wind down and low and behold....A RAT!!!!!!!! YES!!! I SAID A RAT!!!! ran right past me and up the stairs to Ki's room!

I of course ran after his squealing. (Poor Ki!!) I found something to whack at it and tried to smash the thing! I sicked the dog (Blue Heeler) on it but NO!!!! Stupid thing just tried to get the stick! Oh yes all along dear Mr. Kevin just watching TV in the Living Room..some Big Foot documentary!

Anyhoo...all my screaming woke up every child in the house so I had help then!! Well Nathan and Garit decided to watch all the commotion from their beds, I don't blame them one little bit! Miranda was very brave..I was shocked. We tried to whack it but it ran back into the boys room to the back door, YAY!!!! But IT WAS LOCKED! GRRR! Josh didn't want it opened though in case another one would come in. Come on already let's get this sucker outta here! He opened the door again. Meanwhile I was trying to keep Ratty's whereabouts very well known.

Josh devised a mop handle with a steak knife through it to GET Ratty. NO! Of course I wouldn't allow it! (Smart kid though!) I had him cornered and then HE CAME RIGHT AT ME and RAN ACROSS MY FOOT! I jumped up on Ki's toddler bed then. She just watched..and watched..taking it all in.

Scurried him over to the other corner. After a brief recovery session from the foot episode I started to chase hin toward the door and guess what??? Ratty DID IT AGAIN!!! Need I remind you I was ready for bed and BAREFOOT! This time Ratty tried to crawl UP MY LEG! UGH! That was it..this was WAR!!!

By this point Josh decided he was cute...yes, I said my 15 year old son THOUGHT THIS RAT WAS CUTE!!!! SO...he wouldn't let me kill it! JEEZ!

I called our trusty Blue Heeler back again....this time woohoo...he saw it! He cornered Ratty and grab a hold. We heard Ratty squeal...but then he dropped the varmit right into the PANTRY! EWWWWWWW! I pulled out the toy box the rodent was hiding behind and Ratty went a running into the boys room and WOO HOO -- OUT THE DOOR finally! Poor dog never saw him leave he was after the little rat for about another hour! LOL!

Lesson Learned: DO NOT LEAVE THE OUTSIDE DOORS OPEN AFTER DARK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!!!!

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17 comments:

  1. Oh My I would have DIED!! I got scared just reading about it crawling on you!! Girl you are BRAVE!

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  2. That was quite the adventure you all had. So glad it was you and not me - ICK! I think dh's honey-do list for the weekend should be putting up screens.

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  3. oh my. i like the steak knife idea!!!

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  4. Sorry but it was really funny. Would have loved to have it on video. Yea Miranda. She follows her mom's example. Thanks for shareing it.

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  5. Oh my goodness. I don't think I would have survived that. We found a mouse here in the house once. But it was a tiny little mouse and he some how found his way into the pot of vegetable oil ontop of the stove (it wasn't turned on). I called my husband home from work because I was too scared to get him out of the house.

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  6. Your life should be a movie, and you should write it. That was hilarious, in a gross kind of way. I would have locked myself in the bathroom and screamed like a little girl -- if I could have pulled myself away from the Bigfoot Documentary.

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  7. What a nighttime adventure! Glad you got the varmit out!

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  8. *cringe* Ugh!! I don't know. I had a pet rat before and I was fine with him. But there is something about a wild nasty dirty one. I don't think I could do it. But I'll take a rat over a big hairy yucky spider or a snake any day.

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  9. Oh gah-ROSS!! I'm sorry you were subject to that...little tiny field mice are bad, but EEPS!

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  10. I think mice are cute. as long as I look at it from afar, or, in cartoon :D

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  11. Oh. My. Goodness. Seriously - I would have just ran outside and thrown a FOR SALE in the yard! On the bright side, we do have a cat now so if that ever did happen, hopefully kitty would do her job!

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  12. omg...sorry can not too long in here. Just scary :D

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  13. LOL your son is very inventive! LOL. I hope you got some sleep after t hat. WHEW!!!

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  14. hey sis figured you would be use to them after hawaii...lol...how did Josh go from trying to kill it to saving it? Tell him if he wants I can bring some home we kill about 5 a night. I'm sure you wouldnt mind...lol Miss you all.

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  15. ARGH - awesome boy to the rescue - but I would have BEEN seriously freaking out!!!!!!!!!

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  16. How funny! I mean it's funny now only because he's no longer in your house. LOL!

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  17. you're not moving? I'd be moving. We have a deal at our house: hubby gets rats/mice, I get spiders. For some reason, I can deal with anything better than [shudder] rats or mice. yuck.

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