the damn thing’s so adorable and speedy and tiny. The trifecta
I’m going to soak pieces of kitchen towel in peppermint oil and stick them in various places. See if I can’t do to this mouse what Lipwig did to Angua in that one Discworld novel I can’t specifically recall the name of, i.e. overwhelm its olfactory sense and get it to go away
I don’t understand why it doesn’t just leave! I’ve been hassling it nonstop for an hour! Why doesn’t it LEAVE!!!
Mice are ridiculous. I can’t believe the gap it just squeezed through. I didn’t even consider then eliminate the gap as an escape route, it wasn’t even really a GAP. But the mouse used it. How people keep these things in anything except aquariums is beyond me. They can get out of anywhere. And now it’s under my bed again
Mouse update: I have one cornered. It tried to hide in a small hole it had made in the carpet but I poked it with a paintbrush until it bit the paintbrush, then LIFTED the paintbrush and carried the mouse, dangling, with it, into the air, and out of the hole. Now it’s hiding behind the bookshelf but its only exit is into a cardboard box I have waiting for it. I don’t know why it’s so averse to getting into this cardboard box since it can’t have had experience with cardboard boxes before but it IS averse. I, however, am prepared to play the waiting game. Come on mousey. Come on. See if you can sit behind that shelf longer than I can sit here waiting for you to come out. COME OONNNNNN
the mice are getting too cocky. now they’re sneaking under my bed and having loud fights. I’m a godzilla-sized monster to them, would two humans sit underneath a sleeping godzilla and start screaming? No they wouldn’t. That’s why we have stuff like television and chairs and mice don’t