Saturday, February 28, 2009


I Know What Happened...


Yesterday, as I was sitting in the farm office with my daughter, she is happily coloring away and writing a story about ostriches and I am working on some invoices.......

She jumps up in her chair and begins to climb up on the desk using her very best scared voice calling "MOM". Well, of course that scares the you know what out of me and I yell back "WHAT is it?" She says, there is a rat over here. I immediately jumped up into my chair and freak out.

(Yeah, none of that be brave for the kiddies thing for me). So, as I am perched on my chair, I look out over to the corner to which she is urgently pointing and I see it. A RAT.....A RAT.....A RAT....well, it was really a mouse, but to me it was A RAT!!!!!!! I don't care how small or cutesy they are they are still RATS, VERMIN....YIKES!!!!!

So I call my dear hubs on the phone and tell him that I need him urgently at the office. He calmly replies I'll be right there. Well, after about a minute, the RAT moved in the sticky trap. And my daughter and I nearly went beserk. I called dear hubs back on the phone and said, WE NEED YOU HERE NOW, COME ON!!! To which he calmly replied, I'm on my way.

Okay, you need to understand that I am coming unglued. In my adult, rational mind, I know that the small animal is not going to get on me, but try telling that to my irrational, scared out of my gourd of small, squeaky animals mind. To her, it is A RAT, A RAT, A RAT..!!!!!!!!

Anyway, hubs took care of it and my daughter and I went on with our activities of the hour.

This is not my first encounter with the little creatures since we moved over here and when I was volunteering at the high school two weeks ago, I ran screaming from an office through the front office of the school because of A RAT under a desk.

So, I was entering data on the computer at the farm office and this latest episode happened. It got me to wondering why the world has so many RATS nowadays. And just like lightning it hit me..............

Whatever happened to the fundraiser the kids used to have to send a mouse to college? I sent a ton of those little suckers to school when I was growing up (does that tell you all how old I am?).

Because back then, we didn't know that we were sending them off to a laboratory to be ill used and abused, did we? I gleefully went around the neighborhood begging pennies and nickels off the neighbors. I'd send fifteen or twenty off each fundraising period and I was all gung ho and stuff.

Of course, I realize now that I was not politcally correct. But you know, there sure were a lot less RATS back then.

Y'all have a great weekend. Be blessed.

7 comments:

Cammie said...

ohhhhh, *shiver* I am terrified of small creatures like that!

Hi!! I commented under you in SITS roll call this am and wanted to say HI!!

Melissa said...

Those nasty critters give me the heeby jeebies. I'll pay to get them erradicated from the planet.

Shell, I can just hear you squealing. I'm giggling just thinking about it. Love you.

Southern Rose said...

I hate the dirty creatures myself - and am not looking forward to dealing with them when we come this summer. (How come they're so cute in Cinderella?!) At least there are plenty of things there to look forward to and will compensate for having to deal with them...

Midwest Mommy said...

Seriously, they use to pay you to collect them. That is the strangest/funniest thing I have heard. PETA would be all over that stuff now, lol!

Tanielle said...

Oh my heck!!!! I hate those things, we found a huge rat(it really was a rat) in our yard, it was luckily dead but I seriously cried. YUCK I don't like the rodents at all. I can totally feel your scaredness(I don't know if that's a word)!!! Thanks for putting our button on your sidebar. It looks so cute!:-)

Sapphire said...

Ewww!! Do you want to hear my mouse story? In our house we had an old-fashioned bread drawer. You know the kind that you pull out and then slide a top back? Well, we kept our snacks in the bread drawer. I was nine, so I would only slide the top back a little and stick my hand in to feel around for what I was looking for. One day, I stuck my hand in and felt something run over my fingers! A MOUSE!!!!

One Sassy Girl said...

Eek!! I encountered a tarantula a few weeks ago. It was terrifying!! But luckily, it was outside so I just ran away and locked the doors. Surely, a tarantula can turn door knobs.
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