Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Home Invasion

I experienced a first as a home-owner.
I'd love for it to be my last, but my father nicely insists that it won't be, because life is life.

A stinking VOLE invaded my home. My home I've kept mostly clean, because there are two precious boys inside.
A VOLE. Disgusting.

The way I see it, if I wanted animals in my home, I'd have a pet. And it certainly wouldn't be a vole, or anything resembling a mouse. (for the record, it'd be a dog. Cats are evil)

It was an annoying past 24 hours. Fortunately the stupid animal fell for the trap. Even more fortunate, my heroic neighbor was home to move the critter for me (Pat was at work). I owe my neighbor. I'm thinking Starbucks giftcard.

I thought about posting a picture of a vole, but seriously, that just makes me itch. You can go on & google it for yourself.

God doesn't make mistakes, right?
Then someone tell me what the reason behind these critters is. Anyone?

Home invasion, the first. Please, let it be the only.


Sue said...

ha! we saw a (dead) vole on Haleigh's field trip. dad is a lifetime-freaky boyscout who thinks home & nature are one in the same!!

But be careful w/ the title Home Invasion-better a vole, mouse, whatever- than guys breaking in & doing real harm!
Sorry, when I hear home invasion, I think of that poor family in CT.

Amy said...

What the heck is a vole? I'm afraid to google it!

Shelley said...

Arrrrghh.....I hates them! Creepy-crawlies and mouses and such!

Because our house is 150 years old in a neighborhood of 150 year old houses, we've just stoically resigned ourselves to the fact that we're going to have an occasional mouse. Consequently, I keep our food locked up like a Brinks truck and my husband keeps loaded traps in the basement all year long. He checks them weekly and changes the bait. So far, so good this year. We did have a couple caught in the traps last fall -- *gulp* -- but nothing else.


Bethany said...

Hehehe. I'm sorry!