November 16, 2007

Minnie's A Widow

In the arts of life man invents nothing;
but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself,
and produces by chemistry and machinery
all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine”
...George Bernard Shaw

Living in the burbs means that every now and then I gotta deal with pests. And I am not referring to the local republikkkan arseholes who are always looking to sign me up to their ranks.

Whether it’s ants in the spring or spiders in the fall, my area is a pestal wonderland. And than there’s these primordial monsters that showed up en masse and freaked us all out.

With the autumn comes the migration of field mice towards in-door sanctuary. A couple of years back, we had a rude introduction to this phenomenon and it took about a month to rid ourselves of em.

Last year, we only had a few, but apparently our cat must have dined on one and ended up with Toxoplasmosis, which has permanently farked up his nervous system and cost us some big time medical bills.

So, last week, when I spied a mouse scampering in the basement, I went to war. I spread glue traps all over the area and lo and behold, the little bastard was caught within a couple of days.

Of course, the disposal question than arises.

Well, Mickey was still alive (the glue board traps em, but doesn’t kill em). A small shoebox over the trap and a firmly placed boot took care of any potential slow death issues.

A word of warning to any of Mickey’s relatives: there are many more traps laid out for your visit.

To battle we go!

Mouse & The Traps – A Public Execution
The Kinks – Rats
Naked Raygun – Rat Patrol
Black Sabbath – Rat Salad
Circle Jerks – Trapped
The Cramps - Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill!


Anonymous said...

That is terrible that you murdered an innocent animal.

Rinjo Njori said...

As I have recently joined your ranks -- homeowner that is..--Wild rodents deserve death. They shit and eat on your food - in no particular order. I am a big fan of putting the live ones in a bag and disposing of them in the trash.
I wanted to "rent-a-cat" from someone but the idea of killing or neurologically maiming them is not too pleasant.

Nazz Nomad said...

while we live and breathe, man has dominion over lesser life forms. once we beome a diet for the worms, they get their revenge.

Mrow said...

Call me pussy-whipped, but our cat rules the roost. No question about that.

aikin said...

"Rat Salad" hahaha!!

I'm sometimes plagued by ants, which unfortunately, the cats can't (or won't) do anything about.