28 December 2011

Of mice and men

For some time now I have thought that I have been sharing my home with a mouse! This thought came to me not from nibbled packets of food, but from some droppings on my parquet flooring I noticed when hoovering. Last night I saw her/him for the first time. It was such a wee creature and so sweet as it ran hastily away from me out of the bathroom and into my bedroom. I did not chase it but left it alone......... for now. 
How did such a wee creature get into my flat? I live on the fourth floor. The stairs and corridor floors are made of marble and this small creature could surely not have climbed five flights of stairs, assuming it came from the cellar and not the street level. One step alone is taller than the mouse can be, even standing on its hind legs. So perhaps it took the lift?
 My problem now is, should I be a man and set a trap to kill it or should I be a mouse and catch it alive to set it free in Hanna's garden? It seemed so sweet. Already I have been a mouse and fed it some cheese. Just now before I began to write this piece, I set a piece down near where I know it now to be and it has taken it already. Perhaps I should just keep feeding it and keep it as a house pet? But no, I fear it must go, but how; to kill or catch that is the question?


  1. I have discovered that the mouse has come in from above and not below me. Above is penthouse and garden, where my landlord lives and the mouse has come in through the window shutter at the front. I observed it last night climbing up the wall behind the curtain to where the pulley for the roller shutter goes into the wall. The question still is though, to kill or catch?

  2. Be a good man and catch it alive!!!!!

  3. The mouses's own KARMA will decided since I have put out both kinds of trap.

  4. Nevertheless what you are going to decide
    I recommend a quick decision
    Because these small animals are very effective in reproduction

  5. The mouse has not been heard or seen for a couple of days now. Nor can I find any more sign of one! The traps will stay out though.