Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Another One?!?!?!?!

So you all remember last year when we had the mouse in our house? Well, apparently its brother moved into its place and has now met the same fate. Sit back and let me tell you the tale. If you're squeamish about rodents or gross things, you may want to pass on reading this story.
For the past several days, I've noticed this smell when sitting on our living room couch. It smelled exactly like dog food to me. It wasn't incredibly strong and it seemed to come and go. So I figured maybe the neighbors had gotten a dog and they fed it right on the other side of the wall the couch sits next to. However, yesterday evening I was sitting on the couch and it suddenly hit me. Those neighbors got evicted. Nobody lives there. Uh-oh. So I'm sniffing around the couch trying to figure out where it's coming from. Sniff, sniff. Pillows are fine. Sniff, sniff. Seats are fine. Sniff, sniff. Whoa, it's definitely coming from behind the couch. So I pull it back from against the wall, and there is a dead, decomposing mouse back there!!!! GROSS!!!! Who knows how long it had been there?! We never even heard it scratching around in the kitchen or anything, it just showed up dead under our couch! No wonder our bug problem has been getting worse! GAG! So I called my bold and daring husband who promptly rescued me and took the thing to the dumpster. It did leave a gross and smelly spot on the carpet, but I scrubbed it last night and I think we might have gotten it taken care of. Are you kidding me?! I'm SO ready to get out of this $#&*@^% apartment!!!!

P.S. The above picture is NOT what the mouse in our house looked like. I couldn't find a picture that would satisfy me for that. So instead I posted a picture of the R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size) from The Princess Bride. Gross rodent, great movie.


P.P.S. So here's my question... Why does a decomposing mouse smell like dog food?! What do they put in that stuff anyways?!

8 comments:

Mom said...

I sure am glad that you didn't have a R.O.U.S. behind your couch. That truly WOULD be very scary!! (I agree, a great movie!)

Just about two and a half more weeks in that apartment!! It sure is coming up fast! I'm glad you'll be out of there, too, and HERE with us!!!

JTapp said...

I had been smelling something for a while too, but I thought it was just my body odor.

Jessica said...

That does explain your bug problem. I'm glad you found it. I wonder what made it die?

PS If Justin's BO smells like either dog food or a decomposing rodent, I think he should see a doctor.

Corrie said...

I was trying to think of a few positives in this situation...
1. At least the dead mouse wasn't in the wall and you had to smell it during the remainder of your stay in Waco!
2. At least Justin was available to swoop in and save the day!

How's that?

Ryan said...

ugh...
man ohhh man
The hits just keep coming!

shelly said...

A similar thing happened to our neighbors. They kept seeing mouse droppings near their couch but could never find the mouse. One day they decided to move the couch out and discovered the mouse had chewed a hole through the bottom of their couch and made a home for himself. Yuck!!

Joni said...

Just to clarify for everyone... My husband does not stink. He smells very nice the vast majority of the time. And even when he doesn't, he does not smell like a rotting mouse carcass... :)

Thanks for showing me the positives of the situation, Corrie. I need that. I don't know WHAT I would've done if Justin hadn't been home to rescue me!

JTapp said...

If only that explained our bug problem. Unfortunately, the 2 are unrelated. I'd rather have had the mouse alive in there eating bugs.