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St. Patrick’s Day also for eating

March 13, 2013
By PATTY CHRISTOPHER ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The Mouse Wars are still on and I am losing. The traps are still out and have some peanut butter (preferred mouse food) still on them. The mice are getting smarter, though, and do take little nibbles off the bait without putting enough pressure on to set off the trap. Occasionally, when I open the pantry door, I see a flash of gray. Tippy, the best mouser of the cats, knows they are there, too. She practically scratches a hole in the baseboard, so I know she can smell them in the walls. Of course, with an old house (this house was built the year West Virginia became a state) and living in the country, it is practically impossible to keep mice out. I don't want to put poison out because if one would die where a cat could get it, the cat would die, too. The dogs who live here would be in danger, too, as they aren't smart enough not to eat anything they think they might have caught. The war goes on.



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