Friday, November 16, 2007


I want to tell you a quick story about Al. WARNING!!!!! This might give you the willies or just gross you at your own risk! We just recently watched Ratatouille, about a mouse in a kitchen, and Alex likes mice now. Well, I found out we have a little visitor in our home! Yup, a mouse. He's really small and very smart. We put traps around and caught him that day, but just on the back leg. He wasn't dead so Dave decided to take him out and "finish the job". I don't think he really thought it through because as soon as he let him loose the mouse of course scurried away into the wood pile. Dave came in saying he was really fast and went to the wood pile to die. Guess what? I found him in our house the very next day!!! He was peaking over the couch.
So, last night we decided we'd find out where his home was and put poison in there...we're getting desperate. We found his home but couldn't find the mouse. It's an old outlet box that the old owners had all of their cable TV cables coming out of. We don't have cable so we just taped it up and put a couch over it....I guess that was wrong. Anyway, Alex helped us look all night for the mouse, and then he even helped us close the box up properly. We thought he understood that we didn't want the mouse here in the home. But, for prayers last night Alex prayed (the usual thanks for home, grandparents, etc.) and then he thought for a little while and said "please bless the mouse". I guess he thought we just wanted to find it and help it, not kill it.
Poor kid. And since we're pretty sure that Heavenly Father listens to his prayers we're guessing the mouse will now be our permanent pet. rats!


John & Jennifer Savage said...

lol, that is the cutest story. we were just watching ratatouille the other day so I can imagine why he would be so attached to mice now! that movie cracks me up. and bytheway, i love the comments you leave on my blog. they're usually my favorite and i check all the time to see if kendra has commented yet. sorry i've been lame about responding at times. now you asked me what The Life of Pi is kind of about. It's kind of a hard book to describe except that it's about the son of a zookeeper who travels with his family and some of the animals on a boat that ends up sinking and he gets stuck on a boat with a bunch of different animals. the ending is what makes it awesome. so how's that for a brief synopsis? :) oh and you know what's funny? i recently read one of my other friend's blogs and laughed out loud b/c it reminded me of yours. so i told her to look and your's, and now i'm doing the same to you. her blog is:
see if you can figure out what was similar.... :)
love you kendra, can't wait to see you sometime next summer!

marty said...

Kendra, I love the story. These are a grandmother's little treasures, because I so miss these moments. I am just starting my S.S. lesson. Late, I know. One time I told my high school kids a story about Jaxen. They loved it, much more than I expected. And guess what! This one will fit right in. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jason R said...

I'm stuck on the fact that the mouse was pearing over the couch. AHHHH! You are in a tough spot with Al. Maybe you can tell him that he went to a restaurant to help them cook.