Just for a change I thought I'd relate a wee
story of a different nature :-)
Harold had been warning me not to keep the
door open from my room to the balcony outside as in this cold weather mice
can sneak in.
Well here I was working on
my computer one evening when I saw something move out of the corner of my
eye. It was a wee mouse!
I keep a bowl of cashew
nuts on my desk to nibble on as a means of reducing my smoking and the wee
mouse had spotted it and was trying to get down into it to get a nut.
I watched in fascination as it tried various ways to get down to grab a
nut and eventually it managed it and then retreated under some papers on
the desk. I then heard the nut being rolled around as the mouse
attempted to secure it so it could nibble on it. Eventually all went
quiet and I got on with my work.
Then it appeared again and
was obviously looking for a way back down from the desk. Again I stopped
work to watch it trying to find a way down and then it dropped down onto
one of the computer cables and so to the ground where it sped away out of
Since then the mouse has
visited me on several occasions and it is always fun to watch its antics.
I then mentioned to Harold
about the wee mouse in my room and he said I'll get you some poison!
I glared at him... saying
it was just a wee mouse....
He glared back saying "And
who let it in?" <grin>
So at the moment he hasn't
supplied me with any poison and I continue to enjoy its antics when it
appears most evenings :-)
In actual fact there are
lots of animals around the house. Most days you'll see squirrels running
around the house and from time to time racoons. There is a power
cable running the length of the street at the back garden and the
squirrels seem to use this as their main highway. There are also a couple
of cats that visit and the black and white cat from across the road is
very friendly and always willing to come up and say a Meow to you. It
really enjoys sitting on top of cars watching the world go by.