Thanks to the brave men who volunteered to help me but we really know were just sick and tired of hearing me scream, and set six traps to kill one very smart mouse. Eewwwwwwwwwww.........click here to catch up on this tail (ha!)...
I'd also like to thank my now my ex-boyfriend who phoned periodically to make sure I was semi-calm and offered support in my time of need. Not much else he could do from 700 miles away.
Thanks to blogger buddy SGT DUB who offered to drive 5000 miles from Afghanistan and squish the silly thing with his army tank (not really, but it was the thought that counted) That's SGT on the right. Now if the Army would just let him out every once in awhile...
Thanks to bloggers near and far who gave me mouse-murder advice. Some of it worked. Some of it didn't. All of it was appreciated. Now if I could just find the nerve to get back in my car. Any good therapist out there?
(And don't give me that "you must face your fear to overcome your phobia" jargon. Already tried that. I faced it.
And I ran.
And last but not least, thanks to one Dr. Shelly Howard from Nebraska, new reader. Apparently one of those tree-hugging people, Dr Howard not only insulted the integrity of my pencil skirt but defamed my precious peace globes. He wrote:
Dear Ms. Lenox,
I find your attitude both insensitive and appalling. A mouse shares over 90% of human DNA. If it were not for the mouse we would have not cured many diseases including: smallpox, insomnia, prostate cancer an diarrhea.
Some of our most famous people love mice. Walt Disney comes to mind. If you and your fancy pencil skirt ever come anywhere near Nebraska, I will kick your butt. People like you make me puke. Simply buy a NEW CAR and move on.
Dr. Shelly Howard
Mice Rehabilitation Specialist
University of Nebraska
Author: Mice Are People, Too
P.S. Stick your peace globe.
I don't know what the life expectancy is for mealy-mouthed mean people in Nebraska but according to Wikipedia "the developed world is quickly getting older" - and there ain't a day's difference in intellect between you and the pea-sized brain found in my under-developed and overly nourished furry friend. The only thing remotely resembling mouse DNA in humans is the ability to run fast when faced with said-same DNA. Didn't you learn that in them Nebraska schools?
But you are correct on one account. If it weren't for the lowly mouse (excluding Minnie because she wears a pencil skirt)........we would not have cured many diseases such as RATPHOBIA. Your research stinks, so does your highfalutin
book and so does my car. However, I sent the sainted creature to you Express Mail this morning - still attached to the trap and wearing a smile. Have at it.
And listen buster. You wouldn't know a pencil skirt if it bit your dusty DNA. Long live the Peace Globes.
Mimi Pencil Skirt
Lover of Peace and Killer of Rodents
SGT Dub? Is that tank still available? Maybe you can find a shorter route to Nebraska.