I have been waging a war for months.
The furry, furtive little creature known as the mouse.
They have established a command post next to the dishwasher.
The make midnight sorties into the utensil drawer and gnaw on my pastry brush.
They infiltrate the pots and pans cupboard, leaving a trail of mouse turds in their wake.
Our cats have proven useless at capturing the mice.
We have laid out glue-traps, but the cunning creatures evade them.
We have plugged in devices that emit a high-pitched frequency that is supposed to deter rodents, but they just put in ear protectors and keep coming.
My sister suggested that Tom pee all around the foundation of the house. Oddly enough, the man who likes to pee outside whenever he gets the chance declined.
Instead he purchased something called "Mouse Magic", a potent mixture of spearmint and peppermint oils that is supposed to repel rodents via a more organic, humane way.
But to no avail.
Just the other day, I pulled out a pot, and filled it up with water to boil some pasta. Imagine my dismay to find, as I was draining off the water, little black flecks of mouse droppings adhering to the pasta.
We have set the standard issue, spring loaded mouse trap with peanut butter. But they send in their bomb disposal unit to remove the peanut butter without setting off the trap.
I believe we are dealing with a Rats of NIMH situation here.
We may have to abandon the house.
Or get a black snake to patrol the premises.
Any suggestions will be taken under advisement.