The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4011485
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
01-Oct-19 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Poor Pepper has been so envious of that squeaky Kong Wubba toy of Cookie's that she walks around the kennel trying to figure out how to get it for herself. I figure if the puppy has to spend time in the kennel she should have a toy, which is why I've put it in with her. So today I took Pepper with me to the same feed store and we bought out their supply of extra-large squeaker Kong toys. One is camouflage, another is purple like the first, and one is red. I gave Pepper hers in the car and when she got into the house she grabbed it and squeaked and ran. And I gave one to Zeke, and they they proceeded to run around taking them from each other. I have a spare, but I'm hoping having several around will help. Pepper and Cookie get along well now, so we needed to take the pressure off toy-wise.
I've been exchanging mouse catching stories with a friend who lives in New York City and had a huge problem with them a couple of years ago. His record string of catches is 25 mice. I told him about my three and he wrote this today:
Speaking of rodents: I decided to clean the cutlery drawer under my butcher block. I took out all the stuff and washed the plastic holder and then reached in to take out anything left behind. Suddenly I was holding mouse corpse in my hand. Well, you would think I had grasped all of the Bubonic Plague. I threw it into the trash and ran to the bathroom and scrubbed my hand as if I were Lady Macbeth. It was So Gross!
I was laughing so hard from this image that the dogs all came running in to see what the noise was about and Cookie jumped up into my lap.