Saturday, November 12, 2011
We keep the garbage can under our kitchen sink. Today, as I was changing out the bag, I noticed some scraps had spilled over. So I cleared some things out from under the sink and began to clean up the mess. Then I touched something that forced me to look twice. It was a small, grey mouse lying with its feet up. I jumped back and began to scream, except that I lost my voice last night and so no sound was coming out of my mouth. I was jumping up and down hysterically, trying to scream when Sweet Pea walked into the kitchen. She thought I was trying to be funny and began laughing and saying, "mom, you're so silly!" I rushed to the sink and began to wash my hands profusely. Then I brought my vacuum in and sucked everything up, including the mouse. At this point, my heart was racing, my face felt hot, and my hands were trembling. I am a complete wimp when it comes to rodents. Our vacuum has a clear canister, so I investigated what I cleaned up. I definitely had a mouse in there, but I discovered that it wasn't real, it was a rubber toy. I am still recovering at this time.