Saturday, December 11, 2010

Why we need a cat


Exhibit A: the remains of our downstairs socket wiring, after the mice had finished supper.
When the snow melted, the water from the eaves poured down the gap between the plaster and the stone of our 19th-century farmhouse, soaking the exposed wires and causing our electrics to "short".
Luckily, FL knew a friendly electrician, who was driving into the city when he got our call. He came straight over and after a lengthy investigation, made his diagnosis. Power is restored!
And the fridge needed defrosting anyway...

5 comments:

Clare said...

I really feel for you with all that weather and now mice. I would never discourage anyone from getting a cat or two but mine usually brings in live prey which I then have to deal with. Think the presence of a cat deters mice from setting up home in human quarters though.

christinelaennec said...

Oh goodness, you've had a bit of a time of it! I hope the rest of the weekend is much easier in all ways.

Can you explain the deal with the SWOON post please? Do you belong to a club for yarnaholics?

didyoumakethat said...

Cor blimey, you're having a tough winter. Roll on Christmas!

GrannyPurple said...

We find that the presence of cats keeps mice out of the lower cupboards in the kitchen, whereas the top ones are short on food. That said, we keep traps there, and if the trap is less than thorough, himself will take trap and mouse outside and release the mouse with admonishments not to return.
We also find that mice tend to end up in the cold air return of the furnace, desiccated...

Roobeedoo said...

Christine - I was in the 2010 Knit Love Club, run by Socktopus Alice. This was the final instalment and is "A Verb for Keeping Warm" yarn, which was top of my wishlist of obscure American wool, so I was amazed when it arrived, as the club delivered a "mystery" yarn every 2 months.