“A Mouse in the House”

I have a list of foods “to feed” and foods “not to feed” next to my pet mouse’s cage.   It is so nonsensical to me, but I follow it.   It says not to feed oranges, lemons and various other items…….which my logical brain has trouble understanding.

You see, I also have a farmhouse amidst the fields of Gettysburg.   Mice get into farmhouses; anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or oblivious to their visitations.   At the farmhouse, I keep all food safely tucked away.   One winter, I learned that mice eat candles and soap.   They finished off my expensive bar of French milled lavender, leaving my soap dish on the floor as a thank you.  My scented candles had little mice feet scrape marks where they had chewed the wax………

Now, if mice can ingest candles and soap, would an orange segment cause dire disruption to their digestive systems.  The emotional side of my brain fears so, and the deadly list of items will remain posted.   Peanut butter is a no, it can get stuck in their throats…..On that wintry day, I bet peanut butter would have gone down very easily and happily in their hungry throats.

But, he is pampered and spoiled, with organic lettuce leaves and home grown figs and enough treats to last him through a sparse winter season.

I wonder if we had a list of what “to feed” and what “not to feed” next to our refrigerator, things would look a whole lot sparser on those shelves…………. 😦

Here is one spoiled little mouse……Yes, he lives in a pineapple on top of the sea, next to his organic strawberry  🙂

Blaze, the spoiled mouse, and his mom Shirl.P1160025

About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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2 Responses to “A Mouse in the House”

  1. Womanspirit says:

    lol…you love all animals!

  2. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness! How wonderful! I have had my share of rodents over the years, captive as well as visitors. This past winter, I had tremendous guilt when we closed up some mouse holes. I had this image in my head of a cold family of mice, cast out at Christmas, dressed in Donegal caps and scarves and little Dickens’ style coats. Little Blaze, with his precious head stripe, gets to live the high life, not a want nor care in the world. I’m sure he’s told his pals how amazing his mumsy is, French lavender soap, forbidden peanut butter and all!

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