Blame It On the Rain

In the wise words of Milli Vanilli, I am blaming it all on the rain.

I really thought I had a few more months to prepare for the impending arrival of my yearly guests.  There are still things that need to be fixed and supplies to be bought.    

But thanks to the unseasonal rains from earlier this month, I had no time to prepare.

Hubby had just left to take the kiddies to school when I heard it.   A constant scratching noise coming from underneath my kitchen cabinets that can only mean one thing...a mouse or a rat.

As soon as Hubby returned, I told him about our uninvited houseguest.  He and my father-in-law entered the kitchen, armed with broken broomsticks and a flashlight.  They both laid on the floor, looking for the vermin.  Even Jack, who stayed home from kindergarten today, was armed and ready to do some hunting!

That furball knew that he was being hunted.  He scurried from one end of the kitchen cabinets to the other. 

And that is when Hubby saw him.  Not a mouse, but a rat.  A white rat with red eyes!  Ewww!  Then my Hubby said something truly disturbing..."He's kinda cute!"

What?!  No!  Puppy dogs and kittens are cute.  (As is Tyler Florence!) 

Ay, papacito! 

But, rats are disgusting!  And thank goodness that my father-in-law agreed with me.  He insisted that the hunt for Ol' Red Eyes continue.  They moved everything that wasn't bolted to the ground.  And each time they did, the rat scurried into yet another hiding place. His last hiding place was too far out of reach for my heroes.

Time to bring out the heavy artillery.  That old-fashioned rat trap!  Sorry, Pinky or Brain, but your days are numbered!

With Love,


  1. I hate rats! One more thing to blame the foul weather on.

  2. I have ZERO toleance for rats and mice - NO compasion! Get'em!

  3. You are so funny. I have really missed catching up on my blogs. I have been lucky- no rats yet but we are still under attack by cockroaches- NOT CUTE and frogs in the rain- okay cute but get the hell out of my house.

  4. we've not had any rats, but our unseasonal rains are bringing in little lizards. They are hard to get as they scurry as fast upside down on the ceiling as they do across the floor!

  5. OMG - I've never seen a rat, and hope I never do!!!! I come from a place in Canada where they don't exist. To come here and see rat traps being sold at home depot freaked the crap outta me!!! You get em, and get em good!!!

  6. Oh Leslie that sucks that they are so early, we are getting our little cockroaches back also. I had to break out the borax yesterday and spray spray spray, I must say I would also freak out about rats although I love pinky and the brain and now will be concocting a plan to take over the world all day (or maybe just Mexico)

  7. Gosh, I've never seen a white rat in someone's house. I had a pet one in college! Her name was Cookie Crumb and she would come to me when I called her. So cute! It must have been someone's pet!

    Thanks for stopping by today from one SITs girl to another!