Pet Sounds?

I am pretty sure that there is some kind of critter living in the ceiling soffit in my office. Let’s just say I hear the skittering noise of what I am hoping is just a mouse, running back and forth at all hours of the day and night.

It is not like this is a new discovery. I must have mentioned this to the overpriced exterminator I have on a monthly retainer more than once. He reminds me that the office is in the basement and a wall backed by an outdoor staircase is susceptible to rodents. (ew)

I do like the staircase, though, in case I need to make a quick getaway. Of course I would have to move the copy machine to get out, my feng shui is so off in this office I don’t even have feng!

I digress – for a change. 

Every once in awhile I hear the scramble of little feet in the ceiling and think, hey, this guy is much less work than the dog. I mean, I don’t have to feed him and I don’t have to worry about a sitter when we go away. He certainly does not bother either the Fed Ex or UPS guy. And he does kind of ease the loneliness of a solitary work environment.

So, I will let him be. The thing I worry about more is when the pitter patter of his little feet stops there could be a good chance I will have something dead in the ceiling!

Which makes something living in there seem so much more palatable.

Catch me today at Mid-Century Modern Moms where I discuss rabid soccer moms.

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6 responses to “Pet Sounds?

  1. EWWWWW mice I would be more worried about the babies and the babies they would have more that it dying. At least when it started to stink you would be able to locate it easier. Good luck with that and you can keep it there I don’t like mice!!!!

  2. Cathy

    does anyone sleep why is everyone on the computer (because we can) at all hours. I empathize with the critter problem. Did I every tell you I once rented an apartment in my 20 something days that had a bat. Don’t leave food in the basement. And you need another egress.

  3. Liz

    And this is why I feed and shelter a beautiful girl named Lotus who would have your mouse at hello.

  4. My cats are great mousers too. I had an apt. in downtown Baltimore in my early 20’s with so many mice that I could hear them running across the ceiling all night long. Maybe that’s when my insomnia got so bad.

  5. Ellen

    I work in the basement too as you know and I always here pitter patter of little feet above my head…but its my best pal..Penny..and she ain’t no mouse…shes a poodle..get rid of the mouse and get a poodle..they are much cuter xxoo

  6. Dr Jimmy

    Living with your husband’s feet is more problematic…..I’ve seen them patter,not pitter

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