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Posted: 12/5/2007 12:42:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 12:46:00 AM EDT by 4xDawn]


My demonic hamster from hell finally died, and I was DONE with the rodents.

Or so I thought. Last night I was walking to get my mail, with my 3 year old at my side... A tiny little white mouse walked right in front of us. She was giggling and trying to pet that diseased thing...I told her "yucky!" then we went back in my gate.

20 minutes later, my older kids were yelling...HEY!!! theres a mouse in the backyard.

Fucker followed us.

My son managed to catch it, and brought it inside...IN MY SUN TEA GLASS JAR! <SIGH>

Tonight, my 4 year old said he loved his "Micey" and he wanted to keep him.

85.00 later, Remy (renamed from "Micey") Is living at the PetCo's version of the Hilton.



How long do these things live??

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:43:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 12:44:48 AM EDT by raven]
You need weasels, or the mustulae family of mammals.

Rodents are scum.

Edit: ferrets are illegal in Kommiefornia, aren't they?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:44:19 AM EDT
Approximately 73-87 years.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:47:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
You need weasels, or the mustulae family of mammals.

Rodents are scum.

Edit: ferrets are illegal in Kommiefornia, aren't they?


Illegal to buy her, but not to HAVE, if that makes sense. ?

Rodents ARE scum...and I have another one.

OMG, what have I done?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:49:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 12:53:03 AM EDT by Noname]
If it's white it's probably a domestic that escaped or was let go.




Life Span

Their short life span is one of the biggest drawbacks of mice.

On average they live for about 1.5-2 years, although they can sometimes live up to 3 years



exoticpets.about.com/cs/careofmice/a/mousecare.htm
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:51:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jrock82:
Approximately 73-87 years.


Not going to happen.

Here's the thing that pissed me off.

While at PetCo, I noticed white mice for sale at 2.50 each...

IF I WANTED ONE, ITS NOT LIKE I COULDN"T HAVE BOUGHT ONE.

The kids "caught" this wild one, and decided it was wonderful.

IMO, It was some other parents nightmare pet, and they released it into the Irvine wild. It walked right up to me, then my kids, Not like a wild animal. <sigh>

maybe I can make it a donation to the local school? Help me out here.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:51:38 AM EDT
Buy a snake.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:54:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:
If it's white it's probably a domestic that escaped or was let go.




Life Span

Their short life span is one of the biggest drawbacks of mice.

On average they live for about 1.5-2 years, although they can sometimes live up to 3 years


My opinion as well.

Still, if it was going to live here, it needed a mouse house, and all the accessories my two youngest could carry. Thing even has a living room set, bedroom set, and a TV.

They are so excited, but I know that will end in about 2 days...then I get to deal with that smelly rodent.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:55:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
Buy a snake.


My oldest hates the thing, and all rodents, after my nightly wake up screams to save me from the hamster from hell.

He said the same thing.

Him---> Can I have a snake?

Me HELL NO!!!
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:56:35 AM EDT


You could always feed it from a mouse trap.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:57:49 AM EDT
While they are at school snap it's neck, then just tell them that it died.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:58:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Edit: ferrets are illegal in Kommiefornia, aren't they?


Illegal to buy her, but not to HAVE, if that makes sense. ?



Immaculate conception.

Jesus weasels
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:00:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 1:00:53 AM EDT by 2A373]

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
Buy a snake.


My oldest hates the thing, and all rodents, after my nightly wake up screams to save me from the hamster from hell.

He said the same thing.

Him---> Can I have a snake?

Me HELL NO!!!


What do you feed snakes?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:03:13 AM EDT
how bout a giant centipede
linky

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:05:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
Buy a snake.


My oldest hates the thing, and all rodents, after my nightly wake up screams to save me from the hamster from hell.

He said the same thing.

Him---> Can I have a snake?

Me HELL NO!!!


What do you feed snakes?


I KNOW...

Bu then you have a SNAKE...

Then what? What do you get to eat that...and on and on...

I think I might release this back into the wild one night, and tell the kids it wanted to be free....?

Think it would work?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:05:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:
how bout a giant centipede
linky



Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:11:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:
how bout a giant centipede
linky



EWWWWW!!!!!!


I don't want one of those either.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:13:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
Buy a snake.


My oldest hates the thing, and all rodents, after my nightly wake up screams to save me from the hamster from hell.

He said the same thing.

Him---> Can I have a snake?

Me HELL NO!!!


What do you feed snakes?


I KNOW...

Bu then you have a SNAKE...

Then what? What do you get to eat that...and on and on...

I think I might release this back into the wild one night, and tell the kids it wanted to be free....?

Think it would work?


The mouse was either raised as food for larger animals, or a cheap pet. It doesn't know how to survive on its own. That is probably why it approached you, realizing humans=food. Not to mention that white is not a very good colour for a wild mouse.

Sending it off to the wild would certainly seals it's fate.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:14:46 AM EDT
common field mice can carry the plague. just a thought.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:15:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:
how bout a giant centipede
linky


Jesus!!! Kill it with fire!!!
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:18:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By liveRight:

Originally Posted By luger355:
how bout a giant centipede
linky





one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:19:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jrock82:


Sending it off to the wild would certainly seals it's fate.


I get all that.

I'm almost 100% certain its not a wild mouse. We don't have mice here.

But I really don't want to keep it. Its a damn MOUSE.

Now the kids are all involved. Think I can re-gift it to the school? That was my first thought.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:21:01 AM EDT
I'd get 7 more & superglue some antlers to their head and tie a toy santa claus sleigh to them. Then I'd have them make shuttle runs to the kitchen and back with beer in the back of the sleigh. No freeloaders in my house, you stay you pay (or work)!


btw, I predict 60 pages before 8am.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:23:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
common field mice can carry the plague. just a thought.


I don't think its a field mouse.

Its like a house pet mouse thing.

But I'm still careful with touching it.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:26:05 AM EDT
Just wait a few days and nature will no doubt take its course.
Or, at least thats the story the kids could hear. (?)

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:26:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:27:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Edit: ferrets are illegal in Kommiefornia, aren't they?


Illegal to buy her, but not to HAVE, if that makes sense. ?



Immaculate conception.

Jesus weasels


I *think* its like, its illegal to sell them here, but not illegal to own them?

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:29:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:
I'd get 7 more & superglue some antlers to their head and tie a toy santa claus sleigh to them. Then I'd have them make shuttle runs to the kitchen and back with beer in the back of the sleigh. No freeloaders in my house, you stay you pay (or work)!


btw, I predict 60 pages before 8am.




Think I can rig a glowing red nose on it?

And you are ambitious, if you think any of my threads can get past 2 pages.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:30:58 AM EDT
A kitty could take care of the mouse problem.


Originally Posted By liveRight:
Here's an option.


Odd music choice, but awesome video.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:36:42 AM EDT
There's nothing that pisses my wife off more than me saying...." that's a cool chick"...so...at the risk of Cindy raising hell. You girl....are a cool chick.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:37:37 AM EDT
Dawn, think of it as a game of Rodent Hot Potato. Someone passed that mouse to you and you're still holding it. Make sure that someone else is holding it when the music stops.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:42:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SARS:
A kitty could take care of the mouse problem.


Originally Posted By liveRight:
Here's an option.


Odd music choice, but awesome video.


I would love to have a cat. This rodent thing wouldn't have followed me if I did have one.

Problem is, ONE of my kids is pretty severely allergic to most furry animals.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:43:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:
Dawn, think of it as a game of Rodent Hot Potato. Someone passed that mouse to you and you're still holding it. Make sure that someone else is holding it when the music stops.




You understand me.

I'm taking good care of it, for now..

But can't wait to pass it off...with a Hilton as an added bonus.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:49:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By heffelfinger007:

Originally Posted By luger355:
how bout a giant centipede
linky


Jesus!!! Kill it with fire!!!

My thoughts exactly.Bofum'
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:54:02 AM EDT
You can get a big turtle (tortoise) like I have. Just make sure you also get a bucket
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:55:57 AM EDT
Two words: Bubonic Plague
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:56:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cool-e:
You can get a big turtle (tortoise) like I have. Just make sure you also get a bucket


I do have a tortoise.

Thats the only other critter I have. It is supposed to be one of the 'cool" ones...whatever.

Do they eat mice?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:58:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Two words: Bubonic Plague


I have gone through a gallon of hand sanitizer in the past 24 hours.

I don't want this thing. My kids do.

I blame Disney.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:01:16 AM EDT
Pet?... or pest?

me thinks the latter
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:02:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:



And you are ambitious, if you think any of my threads can get past 2 pages.


Ambitious? Oh I don't know...more like a believer in the power of Dawn
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:06:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 2:08:15 AM EDT by Mauser101]

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By SARS:
A kitty could take care of the mouse problem.


Originally Posted By liveRight:
Here's an option.


Odd music choice, but awesome video.


I would love to have a cat. This rodent thing wouldn't have followed me if I did have one.

Problem is, ONE of my kids is pretty severely allergic to most furry animals.


Easy peasy. Just get a genetically engineered hypoallergenic cat for the low low price of 6 grand.

They even breed a hypoallergenic form of those exotic mini-leopard looking cats.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:07:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Pet?... or pest?

me thinks the latter


Exactly, it absolutely IS.

But its HERE.



Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:11:31 AM EDT
I've never had a mouse...but what do you feed it?

Could you mix some mouse poison in with it's real food?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:11:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Two words: Bubonic Plague


I have gone through a gallon of hand sanitizer in the past 24 hours.

I don't want this thing. My kids do.

I blame Disney.


Two more.

Hanta Virus
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hanta/hps/noframes/FAQ.htm
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:12:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:



And you are ambitious, if you think any of my threads can get past 2 pages.


Ambitious? Oh I don't know...more like a believer in the power of Dawn


Night crew and I can gab for hours...

But the day crew is less forgiving. They kick my butt, and make me define what "is" actually means.

I get in a LOT of trouble when one of my lame threads gets picked up during normal, business hours.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:15:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Originally Posted By SARS:
A kitty could take care of the mouse problem.


Originally Posted By liveRight:
Here's an option.


Odd music choice, but awesome video.


I would love to have a cat. This rodent thing wouldn't have followed me if I did have one.

Problem is, ONE of my kids is pretty severely allergic to most furry animals.


Easy peasy. Just get a genetically engineered hypoallergenic cat for the low low price of 6 grand.

They even breed a hypoallergenic form of those exotic mini-leopard looking cats.


I might consider that, if he wasn't in the depths of being a miserable teen. 14, 'nuff said.

I'd be more likely to get a fleet of persian cats right now, in hopes that he decides military school in in his best interests.

6k for a cat, or live with a mouthy teen...


I'm not thinking he on the winning end here.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:18:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pita_146:
I've never had a mouse...but what do you feed it?

Could you mix some mouse poison in with it's real food?


I wish.

I feed it top of the line rodent food, from Petco. With all of the vitamins and minerals that a rodent needs. <sigh>

I can't kill the sucker, I NEED to find it a better home. Or at least tell the kids I did.

My daughter cried for a week when the nasty hamster died.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:25:11 AM EDT
A white mouse?

Seriously...in California?

Honey, that thing escaped from a LAB.

Consider that for a moment.

A Laboratory. Check your Yellow Pages...there's probably one close by.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:27:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Night crew and I can gab for hours...

But the day crew is less forgiving. They kick my butt, and make me define what "is" actually means.

I get in a LOT of trouble when one of my lame threads gets picked up during normal, business hours.


Day crew is mad they have to get up and go to work, don't let them bother you.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:32:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:

Night crew and I can gab for hours...

But the day crew is less forgiving. They kick my butt, and make me define what "is" actually means.

I get in a LOT of trouble when one of my lame threads gets picked up during normal, business hours.


Day crew is mad they have to get up and go to work, don't let them bother you.


I'll try...

But if I'm not here, and they ask what 'is" means...tell them to get a life, ok?

Well...or ask if they want a mouse. Its free.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:33:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:


I'll try...

But if I'm not here, and they ask what 'is" means...tell them to get a life, ok?

Well...or ask if they want a mouse. Its free.


Consider it done
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