Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I saw a mouse! Where?

Over Hogmanay my in-laws had the house while we were away and said we had, ahem, a little visitor. A little mousey stuck his head round the press door in the living room to watch telly. I've seen him a couple of times since. I think he's come in out of the cold. The dog chased him once.

Last night while I was in Belfast Mrs P heard him in the bedroom and fled to the Paulinus Minor Major's bottom bunk. Now in true manly fashion I have to do something.

So I went to the hardware shop and bought something I haven't seen since my dad put some down when I was a kid. Yes, they do make them still, just like the ones in Tom and Jerry! "Shall I put a bit of cheese on it?" I asked the man in Scotstoun Emporium (What a name! What a shop!) "Nah!" says he "Peanut butter. Or a bit of Mars Bar. They love that".

Peanut butter it is then.

Make my day, mousey.



Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Actually, as one who has worked with the poor cow'rin' timorous beasties, I have to disagree. Mice prefer kit kat (not kit-e-kat, the cat food, but the biscuit covered in chocolate)...

The sweetness of the chocolate and the crunchy resistance of the wafer (but not too much resistance) goes down a treat... and gives the trap time to work, rather than the hit-and-run approach of whisking the chocolate away to safer areas.

I used to present my rat and mice research assistants with kit kat for Easter Sunday and Christmas Day...

9:47 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

We'll see how the 'n=1' trial goes tonight.

Failing that I might need to borrow your cat...

10:07 PM  
Blogger Rusticus said...

Bacon rind gets 'em every time.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Ah, yes, the 'Scotstoun Emporium' an alumnus of St. Paul's, Whiteinch, I remember it well.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I imagine you had many a happy hour there after school. Does your dad use it, Martin?

6:57 PM  
Blogger Martin said...


Strange you should ask that, P - I don't think I can recall Dad ever being in the place. On the other hand, I don't think he's ever had mice.

7:23 AM  

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