I hate mice. I hate all types of mice, field mice, house mice, and rats. Mice and rats are in the same category. I apologise in advance if you have mice for a pet. Good for you! Not for me. Small, squeaky, furry things with long skinny tails is SOOO not my type of pet. I will scream like a banshee, cry like a baby, and run as fast as a Gold Medal Olympic Runner. That is how much I hate mice!
We came across some mice as Renaissance Man and I went out for a walk last night. We were minding our own business, when what should appear? A family of mice crossing our path! Yes...there was a daddy, a mommy, and three tiny babies! I stood there like a stupid idiot and just screamed. And what did Renaissance Man do? He laughed! He laughed so hard, it was hard for him to continue to walk!
Since we were still another mile away from home, we were stuck taking the same route. Every where I looked I saw dense bushes and huge trees and lots of tall grass. Perfect places for mice to hide in. I was careful to stay on the sidewalk and thought if I started humming it would prevent the little buggers from coming out.
I guess, the humming worked because the bushes started shaking and rattling and I ran! I didn't care that I left RM behind. Yet, no matter how far I ran, the bushes still rattled. I realized that the mice were following me and I pushed my legs to run like it's never run before! My lungs felt like it was going to burst, my chest was burning, but somehow I managed to keep running until I heard RM shout for me to stop, and then I wondered if he lost his mind because he was laughing so hard.
I slowed just a little bit until he caught up with me. And then he tells me something that made me wonder if I should call a divorce lawyer. He was the one making the bushes rattle! I ran for several blocks because I thought mice were following me, when in fact it was a big 6'2 rat that happens to be my husband!
We have been known to play practical jokes on each other and I give this round to the hubby. But, if I were him I would be careful about going into the shower! (insert evil laughter)
(I was going to post a picture of mice and just couldn't bring myself to do it!)