Wordless Wednesday – Honey is Sleeping With the Enemy

What do I mean?

Take a look at this.

Honey the Golden Retriever is Sleeping with the Enemy

What? They look like fun playmates.

If you’re wondering about the bucket with the cardboard lid on it with hole cut in top, it’s a non-lethal mouse trap.

We’ve been invaded. And we want the enemy gone. But we’re not killers. So we rigged this trap, filled it with soft bedding and enough dog biscuits and peanut butter to attract any mouse. Anyone who visits our mouse motel will be promptly transported to the Ithaca Golf Course.

We haven’t caught a single one.

You’d think a big hairy predator with sharp teeth would be a deterrent. But the last time Mousie Tong (say it out loud, you’ll get it) crossed the kitchen floor in front of Honey, she just looked after it curiously.

I bet she’s sleeping with the enemy.

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Do your dogs and cats strike fear into the hearts of invading critters? Or are they sleeping with the enemy too?


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  1. Roxy ignores them, or doesn’t care. Torrey just listens to them scurry around.

  2. We’d be so in there. Amazing Honey isn’t bothered. Good luck with catching them. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. you need to put CHEESE in there!

  4. Love your humane trap idea! That is great! I bet Honey is just thinking up a master plan, she’s trying to think like a mouse:)

  5. Nice job with the humane trap. We’ve decided it’s a losing battle where we live (in the only woods around essentially) unless they actually get in the house. They get in the walls and sometimes the attic but haven’t made it into the actual living space in a while. We have a Havahart trap on hand just in case. (We’ve relocated a few mice over the years.)

    Love mousie tong! LOL

    Oh yeah, Bella is afraid of the mice. Quelle surprise!

  6. Well the first time I saw a mouse…I barked at it and left the room. Wagging Thanksgiving Wordless Wednesday!

  7. I agree with Caren, maybe you just need a different lure. As hard as it would be to give up a little cheese, it might be worth a shot.

    I can’t see any critter surviving for very long in our house. Not with our skilled hunter of a cat (I won’t go into the animals he has killed :-() and our prey-driven dog. If I ever do see evidence of a mouse taking up residence, I will be very concerned for our pets’ mental health.

    Good luck!

  8. Woof! Woof! I friend them. This year, I particularly missing my chipmunk friend, Fred. Looking forward on seeing him by next year. Happy Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  9. Good luck with the humane trap, we have a non-lethal one and have only caught two in it. They were of course relocated to Ithaca. 😉

    I wish Bob were more skilled at catching them, at least then I feel like it’s the ‘circle of life’ kind of thing.

    A suggestion for your Hotel California? Use a piece of wood instead of the cloth and put dollops of peanut butter or bits of cracker going up the ramp, it will lead them in.

  10. We tried the humane traps because apparently the dogs had a deal with the mice that involved amnesty.

    Then the cat showed up…

  11. The only invasion we ever had was with fleas…Unfortunately, my gang fed ’em till they popped. Good luck with Mousie Tong–LOL. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I am wondering how you get Honey to NOT eat the peanut butter herself? :) Happy Thanksgiving and I hope a mouse comes by for a peanut butter feast.

  13. Catching mice is cats’ work! Honey is probably not allowing the mice to go in there and get the dog biscuits, ha!

  14. See, what you need are chickens. Mary Ann caught a mouse a couple of weeks ago. It was the coolest thing EVER. Ginger chased her all over the yard and took the mouse away and ate it. Circle of life and all.

  15. I have some kittens that could probably help :) Actually, Monkey is a pretty good mouser – we had them at our last house in Oregon and he used to chase then into our bedroom at 2:00 in the morning so he could catch them where we were sleeping . . I think he wanted us to know that he was catching them!

  16. Shudder. Can’t abide rodents.

    I suspect Silas has enough small terrier in him that he would *adore* chasing mice. He’s a very cat like dog.

  17. Yikes! Good luck! Happy WW!

  18. Critters never get through our fortress of dogs and if they do, then the cats will get them!! I can’t believe Honey was just watched the mouse. If that happened here, table and chairs and everything with it would be knocked over to get the intruder.

    Hope your mouse motel works soon. Been there, done that! :)

  19. I’m pretty sure any mouse foolish enough to come into our house would be promptly dispatched. Most likely, Kuster would think it was a toy and that would be the end of it!