Evening all. Hope this finds you well, warm and comfortable. Keeping you all in my thoughts for the imminent arrival of the forecasted stormy weather and pray that you get through it without too much trouble.
Now then, I have been wrestling with my conscience. We have mice. Again. We think we know what is bringing the little blighters in - next-door have their guinea pig hutch very close to our garage wall, which I don't mind at all, but I think the mice are being attracted by the warmth and the leftover food, and are finding their way in from there.
It is at moments like this when it is hard to believe that I was brought up as a country girl, able to deal with all sorts of pests, rodents and vermin. You have to when you store homegrown vegetables, otherwise the critters eat their way, and piddle on, your winter store of food. We always had professional mouser cats (even though they weren't acquired as such) although I am still not sure whether they kept the numbers down, or just brought them indoors for entertainment.
Anyhoo, for the past two years when the meeces moved in, we have used humane traps, caught the little critters and then took them away the next morning to release them into woodland. Which is fine, so long as you take them far enough away. I suspect the ones I released at the bus stop simply found their way back again. For all I know, it could have been the same one mouse over and over again.
So this year, as they have already started eating our potatoes and carrots, we have taken the hard line. And I feel awful. We caught the first one overnight and I got the job of emptying the trap and, forgive me for this, clearing up the mess. I was in tears. But what else can we do? Vince is totally useless, he just sits in the garage and watches them (and I wouldn't want him catching them anyway - worms, fleas, tics and all that). So we seem to be left with the evil option. And I absolutely hate it. I hope the God of Mice will forgive me one day.
So, now I have bared my soul and let you know what a wicked, evil woman I am, here is a card for you. It's a classic CAS card this time.
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and I tried to keep her vintage
Hobby Arts sentiment stamp
Matting layer is Dovecraft Back To Basic Christmas from last year
Hugs, Squirrel xx