Friday, June 27, 2008

CSI: Rodent Edition


Am I just the biggest wimp on the face the earth.  Why you ask?  I couldn't tell you if you didn't ask.  My 7 year came inside after following the cat this morning to tell me there was something dead in the back yard.  

DEAD????!!??  UGH, I really didn't want to hear this come out of my kids mouth - especially when Daddy is not home.

So I cautiously walked outside to where the child was pointing, and there less than a foot a way from the play set was I'm sure was the biggest rat in the universe dead in the grass.  EEEWWWW!!!  After doing some deep breathing exercises I mobilized the troops (that would be the two children) and went to work.  I walked into the garage and grabbed the shovel.  E went and got the bag of corn shucks from the back porch and H well, he informed me the rats head was cracked open.  ***Little vomit in the back of my throat to enjoy***  I picked up the rat with the shovel, dumped him in the bag and off we went to the trash can.  E carried the bag as far at the back gate - WAY TO GO E!!!!- and then I went in for the kill and dumped it in the trash can.

SCORE!

I feeling the need for an emergency session with my therapist, but decided to save the money and blog about it instead.  I am still a little shaky, but I think I might survive.  My three cats may never be allowed inside again as I'm not sure who to blame for this and I don't want dead rat germs to come near my body in the form of a cat kiss.  YUCK!

8 comments:

Big Mac Daddy said...

There is a dance and hand clapping that goes along with this.....Dijea and the boys know it.....ready? And ha ha, and ha ha, and ha ha, and ha ha, and ha ha, and ha ha, and ha ha.......

jenny said...

yuck! Yuck! blech. Congrats! You're braver than I am. I had to bury a dead baby mouse last summer and I couldn't stop shaking from disgust.

jenny said...

yuck, again.

Abby said...

Our cat Lucy kills moles left and right, she kills them and leaves them on the porch for the dogs to eat. I was taking our small dog for a walk and saw her snatch up a dead mole and without thinking I pulled it out of her mouth with my bare hand (puke in my mouth thinking about it). Then I threw the mole into the yard, the dog got away from me and tried to eat it again, so again I pulled it from her mouth GROSS ! I went screaming into the house for hand sanitizer. I called the vet and they told me that ground moles usually dont have worms because they are vegetarians...WHO KNEW ??? I do agree that there is nothing worse than a dead rodent. Other than maybe a half dead rodent, which I have had on my porch also, my husband took care of that one !!!!!!

Dijea said...

You know what would have been better than anything. Mike Rowe. Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs could have come out and cleaned that rat out from the backyard.

I don't know why I didn't thingk of that before.

HeatherN3Boys said...

EWWW!!!! You handled it better than I would have - this chick would have been upchucking like she's newly preggers. :-)

Hee hee... If it makes you feel any better, my dog took a gi-normous dump on the BRAND NEW CARPET... In the PLAY ROOM of all rooms. I wanted to spray Lysol on EVERY THING just in case dog feces carries some sort of airborn dog-sh*t germs. :-)

The Unstable Blogger said...

EWWWWWWWWWW

I hate "dead things" ...especially when the dog decides to behead a rodent then bring me the chewed up remains as a 'gift'. Freakin gross.

GROSS!!!!!

You'll have to do a lockdown so you can do a Silkwood type cleanin :)

Bunny Bunster said...

At least the cat's didn't bring it up on the porch at a trophy!!