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Another thing that made me cry

10 Mar

Today was a horrible day. I am a huge animal person. I believe in rescuing and adoption. I am the crazy lady who stops her car to get a dog out of the middle of the road. So today when all this happened I was a blubbering fool.

Last night I was hearing this constant squeaking noise. It just went on forever. So I was being slowly driven crazy. This morning, first thing I got up and checked anything that could squeak. Door hinges and fan blades, anything that might need oiling. I realized finally that the noise was coming from under the stove. I should have known because Lucy, our cat, was sitting on the floor staring straight at the stove. So I got down on my belly with a flashlight and sure enough there was a tiny field mouse stuck in a really old trap. Using a uncoiled wire hanger and fighting my cat off, I fished out the mouse and trap. The poor little thing was so stressed out. So I took the whole trap outside so I could free the mouse. But as I got it out of the trap I noticed that it’s leg was broken too badly for the mouse to walk on.

And here is where the tears started. I held the little broken thing very still and quiet until it calmed down. Thoughts raced through my head. Do I let it go outside, knowing it won’t survive? Should I take it to a wild animal vet? I mean crazy thoughts like, should I keep it as a pet? I just cried harder and harder. But I figured if I was dying I would want to die where I lived and in the sunshine. So I put it down very gently in a leaf pile in the front yard under the warm sun. She started to clean herself which is usually a good sign. And I walked away. My cat sulked the whole day. I threw away the nasty old trap too. I was so traumatized.

So the moral of the story is mice make me very sad, so don’t bring them up.

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