Princess Pepper - Mouse Killer

Last Update: January 02, 2021

I woke up yesterday morning, ready for the New Year that lies ahead of us. I’m not a morning person, so it takes me a while to open my eyes enough to see much of anything. I looked out the window, and this is what I saw:

I had heard it raining all night, and our temperature was right at 32 degrees. The weather forecast had predicted freezing rain and ice, so this was no surprise. We were very lucky though, as the ice only broke off some branches from the trees. I have always felt that this is natures way of pruning the trees. Farther south of us, there were many people that were without power.

As I was making the bed, I caught glimpse of something on the floor, that I couldn’t quite make out. As I said, I’m not a morning person, and slow to wake up. I leaned down closer to get a look, and what to my delight, I discovered a dead mouse. I screamed. Don’t ask me why. I’ve discovered many a dead mouse in my house over the years, I guess it’s just an automatic reflex. I was lucky that I didn’t step on it in my bare feet.

Here is a picture of the mouse killer, shortly after her vanquishment:

The title picture is of her as a kitten; don’t let the innocent look fool you.

The cold dreary day made it a great day to stay inside where it was warm, and start the year off working on some of my websites. I feel that I got quite a bit accomplished, and am proud of where I am right now. I’m lucky that I have such an opportunity to make money from home instead of having to trudge out in the nasty weather, and worry about driving the hazardous roads in my area.

Today wasn’t much better, but we needed groceries, so we headed out into this cold weather. It was just dull and dreary when we left. By the time we got to the grocery store it was spitting rain just a bit. By the time we left the grocery store it had begun to snow, and the temperature was dropping. I caught a picture on the way home; the snow on top of the ice-covered trees is beautiful. I’m lucky to be able to enjoy such quaint scenery.

We saw a couple of salt trucks on the way home, preparing the roads for tonight, but we have no plans to be out on them. Dinner and a movie at home sounds great tonight. Am I lucky? You bet I am. I am also so blessed, and so grateful to God for everything that he has blessed me with.

It’s going to be a great year!

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1Rudy1 Premium
Great pictures! Looks like it snowed, couldn't tell that it was snowing...
And your cat is beautiful! When your cat loves you, that they bring you presents....grin.

My cat Sam, once brought in a baby possum.
I disocvered this when I got up in the middle of the night to grab a glass of water from the kitchen....in the dark, I could see that Sam was keeping watch from the clothes dryer. I followed his gaze to find the baby possum sitting on the edge of the upside down broom.

Sam watched me as I opened the side door, lifted the broom, carefully lifted and carried the broom outside and tapped the handle on the top of the fence, to dislodge the possum....
Sam continued watch from the dryer, he wasn't sure what I did with his little friend...lol.

Ah yes, the joy of having a cat.
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Willow29 Premium
Ewww, I do NOT like possums. At least the baby ones aren't quite so bad.

I've never had a possum in my house, but mice, rats, and moles can be common in the area that I live in. I have had squirrels in my house on more than one occasion; that's a story I need to post on my website sometime. 😁

I have some feral/neighborhood cats outside that like to leave presents by our door. I know it's a sign of affection by them. Something about a dead mouse lying in the house though still catches me off-guard.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Yeah, not a pretty sight, for sure..

One time, Sam brought home a lizard. I found It in my boot. How?
Something prevented my foot from getting into the boot.
Then I remembered a story of a guy who checked his boots every morning, because of what he found one morning and in the same way I found, so I took off the boot, and hit the back end against the floor.

Out popped a big tailess lizard.

Which scattered away under the couch...where I left it for someone else to find as I was on my way to work...lol.
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Willow29 Premium
lol...your place sounds somewhat of a zoo at times, same as here.🤣
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1Rudy1 Premium
Used to be....I no longer have any pets, with the exception of a visiting friend who brings their dog along.
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EHR Premium Plus
It always looks like a black and white photo, when taking snaps of snow on a cloudy day. Cats love to bring their people surprises! Gene
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Willow29 Premium
That last picture was taken with my phone and at first, I actually though I may have had a black & white filter on. I had to double check to make sure that I didn't.

It was still snowing and it was a very pretty sight. 🙂
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Only1Hugh Premium
Hey Gene glad to see that you are back.
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Newme202 Premium
Beautiful pics
You are indeed blessed
Hoping you had a positive start to 2021
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Willow29 Premium
Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous year as well! 😊
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Only1Hugh Premium
Although I am no fan of the cold I must say it looks very picturesque. Glad that WA is providing you with an online home working option.
Happy New Year
Hugh
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Willow29 Premium
I don't like the cold either. It's very pretty as long as you don't have to get out in it though.

Happy New Year🎆!
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Only1Hugh Premium
Yes Cynthia I completely feel you on this
Hugh
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Debbi26 Premium
I'd scream too if I saw a mouse -- dead OR alive!!!!

Those trees covered in snow look beautiful. I just took pictures of some almost like that. Nice to look at but NOT nice to navigate in.

Happy New Year.

~Debbi
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Newme202 Premium
My biggest phobia too!
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Willow29 Premium
You have much more snow that we have, and you have some beautiful pictures as well. It's never fun to navigate in.

We have woods all around us, and I've found many a dead mouse in the house over the years. My domesticated cats will kill them at least, but never eat them.

I was very grateful that I didn't step on it. 🐭 🙂
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