Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mouse Problem

The obvious solution for dealing with an infestation of mice in your home is to set up a bunch of mousetraps. But what if you don't want to burden your conscience with the knowledge that you are personally responsible for treating unsuspecting mice to sudden, neck-crunching death?

A second option for you "non-mouse-murdering" types is to buy a cat to do the killing for you. I guess that would be effective initially, but then all you’ve done is replace a tiny pest that poops in your house with a larger pest that poops in your house. And then what kind of animal are you going to have to buy to kill your cat? Where does the killing end?

Since you probably don’t want your home to become a stage where the circle of life plays out, your best bet for ridding your house of mice is to drive them out with a flood or a fire. It’s hard to justify those options when you consider that a fire or flood will also drive you from your home, but wouldn’t you rather be homeless than be a murderer or have a cat?

19 comments:

Brian and Sandy White said...

Anything is better than having a cat! LOL.

david santos said...

Well!!!!
Fantastic cat! I love cats. Brilliant posting. Have a nice day!!!!

Josh Harrison said...

I hate both cats and mice. We just had a minor mice issue underneath our house.

Tyler Roberts said...

Easy solution: call Billy Bretherton, the Vexon exterminator you've seen on shows such as Dirty Jobs and "The Exterminators". Not sure who Billy is? Google him.

Katya Longhi said...

very very beautiful.. fantastic work... :)

Adrian Ropp said...

I'm not sure who David Santos is, but he's got the right idea about cats. And about your drawing.

An excellent descent into madness! Two thumbs up!

Brian Cutler said...

Flooding my home or burning it down definitely sounds better than living with a cat.

One other possible solution for dealing with a mouse problem: get your teenage son a BB gun... that's what my parents did and it worked great!!! It even works on gopher infestations... and grasshoppers... and... little wiener dogs... and little brothers...

On second thought... NEVER buy your teenage son a BB gun.

I guess you're stuck with burning down the house.

L. D. Torres said...

I think that's actually the 11th commandment... thou shall not kill... thou shall not commit adultery... thou shall not own a cat, like cats, or even have a fondness to such furry beasts of the field!

JamesW said...

how is a non-mouse-murdering problem solved with a mouse-killing-cat?

The Youngs said...

Once you have enough skeletons in your closet, murdering a few unsuspecting mice isn't a problem...not that I would know anything about that.

I can say that once you no longer have a mouse problem, you sleep much better at night...mostly because the wife can then sleep.

Josef Knoll said...

wonderful work! love it!

Kyle Marshall said...

"what kind of animal are you going to have to buy to kill your cat?"

hilarious!!..love the posts

Marla said...

I love the look on this kitty's face!!! we haven't been here for a while so I hadn't seen it before...love ya marla

david santos said...

Really great work! Cool!

Katie McDee said...

I'm a mouse killer, and proud of it. I also enjoy killing flies, spiders, moths and mosquitoes. I'm not a fan of cats, but I don't kill them... not yet anyway. Great Post!

Bear said...

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Suparna said...

I love cats...very interesting post...thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather live with a cat ... or two cats .. cats are gods in my opinion. Really great work, man. (i agree with ur celery argument by the way ... u might as well have the peanut butter on its own)

Angeline said...

Nice drawing! If only my cat were that effective at catching mice. You forgot about the third option: killing the mice without causing suffering. I’ve been looking for traps and found that electronic traps, like those Multi-Kills, give mice a shock that kills instantly.
Here’s the trap I’m referring to:
http://www.victorpest.com/store/rodent-control/m260