'Twas the night before Monday, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring - except for a dang mouse!
So ... apparently we've got a mice situation here. I saw a little furry blur dart between some boxes in the first floor and proceeded to freak out. I kicked at some of the boxes and it darted out and back in again. My dog, who is mostly rat terrier - aptly named because they were bred for their instinctual ability to locate and catch rodents - took one look and decided to flee upstairs.
I poked around some of the boxes and grabbed a flashlight and saw it hiding in a corner - yes, it was a cute little church mouse thing and I vascillated briefly between wanting to punt it out of the house or knitting tiny little clothes for it and naming it Fievel. I hollered for BF who didn't bother coming downstairs and told me it was alright, to just let it be. Wha-what!? Let it be?
He said, yeah, there are two of them, they don't bother anyone. 'Scuzee? There is not a mouse but possible mice in this house? That have been spotted before and then ignored? Do I live in the Karni Mata Temple or something? Has BF suddenly turned into John Lennon-Buddha?
Now as freaked out as I am about the prospect of this house being overrun Ratatouille-style, I don't really want to have to call the exterminator in and go napalming the world of a tiny mouse. I also would prefer not to poison bait or sticky pad if I can. Essentially as much as I don't want the mice in my house, I would like to gently nudge them out of my home, not have a sad caravan of mismatched matchstick boxes. Though don't tell my dad I think like that, he's already got one foot on a plane to the SE to take the critter out Rambo-style!
Do you all have any recs for how I could safely relocate one, possibly two, mayhap a whole fam damily of mice? Am I the only one who this has ever happened to? And on a completely unrelated but nicer note, can you all believe it's almost Hanu-Christmas time?!
Dress: Mossimo by Target utility (worn here - sim here, here, full skirted here)
Top: J. Crew boatneck (worn here - sim here, here)
Belt: Anthropologie city safari (worn here)
Tights: Target fashion
Boots: Born taro (worn here - sim here, here)