Was That a Mouse??

@NailTech (6890)
United States
August 3, 2012 12:36pm CST
So mom went down into the basement this morning to pick up the laundry in the basement by the stairs and she screamed, and thinks she saw a mouse. But isn't sure. She said it was small and white and grey looking. Do you think this was a mouse or some kind of other creepy animal in the basement? It went fast she said. We normally don't get many mice in the basement or even in the house but it is summer time and anything is possible. Now she is traumatized for life and won't throw any of the laundry down there for fear of getting that thing near her again. I'm not sure what she means but she wants to put all the dirty laundry in the bathtub now. Argh. I absolutely hate when she uses the tub for things like that (a storage apparatus of some kind). The tub should be open at all times in case someone wants to shower, it's bad enough that we have to move so many things out of it all the time before one takes a shower or bath. It annoys me, it shouldn't have to be that difficult.
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
3 Aug 12
I haven't seen many mouses in my past, but I know that living in a house also may be risky about such things. We have a room where mom is keep all the jars with different foods she makes sometimes. Back in the time my grandfather was putting mouses traps with little bread inside just to keep it clean of mouses, because the house is on the same level as the garden and all summer the front door of the house was opened. I know that I am not afraid anymore of such things, but I feel grrr ... for mouses. So why someone else doesn't go down to bring the laundry instead of your mom?
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I haven't either, most of them have been from one of the cat I used to have, he loved to catch them outside and once or twice brought one inside to show off. I feel the same way for the mice but the reason why mom was picking up the laundry is that she always does, and has for years. I can't walk much on stairs right now due to surgery and she just doesn't want to risk it. She is deathly fearful of mice, she was still bringing up the topic after we came back from other places outside today after 2-3 hours.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
3 Aug 12
Just have in mind that mouses are not animals who may hurt us, but carry on lots of illnesses and dirt. So the products they throw up as alive (such as pee and poo *sorry, I don't know other words about this things in english), also carry on sicknesses. So if you have a cat again, please don't allow the cat eat mouses. I am not sure if their illnesses are dangerous for people, but still be careful
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
3 Aug 12
Yea, they do carry lots of illnesses and otherwise dirty substances. Their pee and poo will do some damage I know, yes. I do have a cat and she never is allowed to go in the basement, sometimes she sneaks down there though but not that often. I'd rather she not have to eat mice.
@Byamee (84)
• India
4 Aug 12
Lol... Well thats one of the perks of living with your parents, you get to make all the important dicisions. you could just go looking for the mouse, kill it and show it to your mom. Then she might leave the bath tub alone or she might throw you out of the home :D. But its worth the risk. Tell me what happens :D
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
4 Aug 12
She wouldn't throw me out for that, who would do my dad's ebay auctions, wash the dishes (when I am fully recovered) and other things I do here for my family. They are more dependant on me than they think. I wouldn't want to kill the mouse though. Just catch it and get rid of it is fine with me. I wasn't supposed to but I went down the stairs and tried to look for it and didn't see it anywhere. I'm still recovering from surgery I had almost three weeks ago, so I have to be careful on many stairs still.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Aug 12
I can't even take a bath here. We always have to take showers because the bathtub is just so nasty and the bathroom it's in is just so nasty. We call that the men's bathroom because it is way too far gone for us to even THINK of using it. As is if they use one of our bathrooms we are behind them santizing it so it won't get all nasty! We have spiders and ants here, the ants not so much as I've been vigoruously trying to get rid of them. The spiders are still here but not as bad either. No mice, though years ago there was something in the walls stuck, like a chipmunk or something that'd gotten in the attic.
• United States
3 Aug 12
Hard to say if it was a mouse it would of been grey or brown in color. If she's worried she can invest in a cat(s) or an old fashioned mouse trap. We get them in my house a few times a year. The cats do well to keep things under control, as we have problems with them the most in winter.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
4 Aug 12
We do have a cat here but she's not allowed t be down there, unless she sneaks herself in the basement when the door opens on rare occasion. I suggested a mouse trap too but my mom almost never takes my advice on anything no matter how logical it might be. Now if it were my brother to suggest it she would have done it in an instant and have my dad go to the store and buy a trap. This family is a trip. Then she wonders why I can't actually call her "mom" to her face. She constantly does stuff like this at times.