Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ralph S. Mouse...

Did you ever read those books?

Growing up, I was pretty intrigued by Ralph S. Mouse, his life and his motorcycle.
I read a lot of books and Beverly Cleary's books were among my favorites...
(mostly the Ramona books, and, yes, Ralph S. Mouse, "Rodent Extraordinaire.")

Fast-forward several years and I find a couple things have changed. Clancy and friends (Tom, that is...with John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, et al.) have taken the place of Cleary. And, also, my fascination with rodents has been replaced by a deep disgust.

Those feelings of disgust were only confirmed and strengthened yesterday when I found a trail of turds criss-crossing my 'food shelves' in our house pantry closet. See Exhibits A, B, C...

This was actually the second day of 'evidence,'
so I pulled out a trusty glue trap from my stash,
piled some mouse-gnawed granola bar in the middle, and topped it off with a dollop of peanut butter.
Eat your heart out, Martha Stewart, Stuart Little, and any other 'celebrities' connected with food and/or fictional rodent literature!

And this is what I found this morning...

I'm happy to say that this little guy's motorcycle riding days are over...happier that the turd-laying, food-contaminating days are over.


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