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One of my Worse Fears Realized

I didn’t sleep well last night.  Wickett awakened me around 11:30 pm by jumping in my bed with a mouse.  It was pitch black in my bedroom; I didn’t see the mouse.  I did feel Wickett’s wet nose(?) on my face.  I sleep lightly.  Ever since December 30th when I found a dead mouse on my comforter, I sleep even more lightly.

I sat up quickly, promptly left the bed, and turned on the light.  Wickett may very well have had a mouse in her mouth.  Her behavior indicated so.  Wickett was circling around on the bed (hunting), with her nose on the bed sheets.  I left the bedroom and walked into the living room.  I was prepared to sit up all night in our reclining chair.  I couldn’t relax.  After a few minutes, I got back up and walked into the bedroom.  

When I returned to my bedroom, Wickett was under the bed chasing the mouse.  She came out from under the bed, and zeroed in on my camera bag that was lying on the floor next to my bed.  I lifted up my camera bag.  There lying alongside the wall and the side of a bookcase headboard was a mouse.  I knew it!  

Wickett picked up the mouse and carried it into the hallway.  She dropped the mouse.  The last I saw the mouse was at the end of the hallway.  Observing Wickett’s behavior, I believe the mouse scurried behind our refrigerator.

It was 1:30 am, when I finally decided to go back to bed.  I left on the kitchen lights and my bedroom light.  I pulled the bed covers over my head.  I slept even more lightly, if that is even possible, until 6:30 am.

We have had mice in our house from time to time.  Either the cat or a mouse trap catches them.  One of my worse fears is a mouse in my bed.  That fear has been realized, twice now.  Bob suggested that we call a local pest control company for advice.  I countered his suggestion by saying that we should have the pest control company come to the house and find out where the mice are getting in.  I am making that telephone call now!

6 Responses to “One of my Worse Fears Realized”

  1. seniorhiker

    I’m glad you’re making the call. Hopefully they can prevent a repeat of the mouse-in-bed (or anyplace else in the house) episode.

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  2. Sandra Constable

    I understand what you are going through. Our Chi has been circling the rooms looking for a mouse. We caught one in a trap but he insists that there are more. I certainly hope not.

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  3. treadway

    I have had mice before but never in my bed! At least that I know of. But we never have had one when we had cats…except some pets the girls had. That was another adventure in itself.

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  4. treadway

    I meant to comment on my puzzle that you guessed was 1000 pieces…no, it is a 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I think the first I have ever worked one that big.

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  5. DeniseinVA

    Wise move, I would have not been happy to find a mouse in my bed. We had a mouse in the basement one year, when there was so much snow it was able to squeeze into a dryer vent. They also chewed through the rubber stripping surrounding the garage door another year, where the wood had started to rot. We had a lot of rain that winter. If there’s the teensiest little hole I know they find it. Fortunately the matter was resolved and hopefully it will be for you too.

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  6. Lorraina

    I’ve never experienced a mouse in the house but can certainly feel your pain Linda. I bet it was really a rare thing being as you have Wickett. It’s been several years since we’ve had a cat and I wonder if his scent or whatever is still around. But if that was the case then technically no mouse should want to come into your house. Probably it was an extremely rare thing. btw, I’ve ordered the thumb piano for my Bob, should be delivered tomorrow. I know he’s going to love it so thanks for posting that story!

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