September 24, 2009


Have you seen this Cute Overload site? It has saved many of my days from total disaster. When I’m feeling too stressed or blue and I need a happiness injection, I turn to the cuteness. I know logically that this site is ridiculous, but still it makes me smile every time. It is all the animal cuteness that you could want without any commitment or guilt (aka PetFinder).

Speaking of cuteness, earlier this week, as I was working in my home office, I saw something moving at the edge of my vision. My first thought was cockroach. It’s been a year since we left Georgia and I still think that any moderate size, dark, moving thing is a giant roach. Ick.

I turned to look at it, as the thing scurried back to cover. Furry, gray, Mouse! Over the next two hours, it tried many times to run out into the center of the room, only to be scared back to the corner by my stomping feet. Meanwhile, my always vigilant, giant eared, rat catcher dog, continued to nap. I poked at the dog and pointed at the mouse, nothing. Nothing!

I’ve long given up hope that my cat is ever going to be a mouse catcher but I had high expectations for the dog. What good are these pets if they can’t keep away the vermin? I don’t know why there was a mouse up on the second floor, far away from any food source. We haven’t noticed any mice action anywhere else. I’ve decided it was just passing through, checking on warm, dry housing options for the coming winter. Is it really time for the traps and poison? Ugh. And why must mice be so cute?


  1. ah well why would they think of mice as food when you give them such delicious prepared food whenever they want it?! hopefully you’re right and it was just passing through– it sounded lost.

    this is very cute:

    I liked all of the kitten photos too :)

    Comment by Arielle — September 28, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  2. Them ain’t roaches…they’s Palmetto bugs…FLYING cockroaches.

    Only in the South.

    Comment by Steph — September 29, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

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