Mouse Droppings: A Tail of Two Tanks
In week four of our never-ending saga of Milford the smelly mouse, my husband and son were sent out on a mission. The goal was to rid our home of the putrid smell Milford has been emitting from his cage ever since we brought him home as a house guest. Today, the men hit Petco and happened upon an incredibly helpful store employee who came clean about keeping a mouse as a house pet.
In case you ever consider buying a $2.99 mouse for a split second, move along and take a look at a harmless gerbil. You see, according to the Petco store worker, while mouse poop doesn't have an odor that can leave you gasping for breath, their urine on the other hand, is practically lethal. The only thing to combat the smell is to invest in pet friendly air fresheners (check) and open the windows to air out the place.
Undeterred by the news that we may never rid our home of that foul odor, Dylan and Darin selected a reptile tank which traps in the smell and keeps it contained inside the glass. Unfortunately, that means Milford will be dealing with the smell on his own and hopefully, he'll keep that offensive odor to himself.
To make his home a bit cozier, Darin and Dylan selected a nice igloo for Milford to hang out in. So now, he's been holed up in his see through home ever since they brought it home. At least the place is more spacious. Let's give it another week and see what the future holds. If the smell continues to fester throughout the house, I've told Dylan that Milford's days are numbered. I've even promised to buy him a monkey if that mouse doesn't stop fouling up his house and ours. I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like the old lady who swallowed a fly.
Posted in: Role Mommy Confessions on 04/02/2011