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!