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Engineering Death

FOR SALE- One day only. Humane mouse traps for Mice. Visit the Summit County Animal Shelter, or Call Insa at Recycle Utah. That’s 1-800 -REC-YCLE. If Insa’s not in…contact Tom at ACME. He’s a cat. For really tough jobs you want Willie Coyote but watch out for falling anvils and incendiary devices. If you would rather make your own mousetrap, search the following website: http://rodentguillotine<freeassemblies2014. Also great tutorial on Youtube. Facebook. Twitter. Subscribe to Tweety at itawtisaw@puttycat.com . If all else fails I have a friend named Rohld Dahl who makes formula 86 and has witches for friends. Or you could just change your thinking and make a mouse your friend and name him Ralph. He has a motorcycle.

I had to laugh when Insa told the students that getting a cat was a more humane way of dealing with mice, than using mouse traps.  If you know anything about cat behavior,  you would know that cats play with their kill to an almost demented end.  Sometimes they even leave the prize on your doorstep.  Now what’s more humane about that?  I say, “Dead is dead.”

As for less humane options….Justin, my thirty-two year old step son, says go for the glue traps.  The mouse gets stuck and starves to death, or gnaws off its own legs.  He also told me of a roommate who got a trap that was just short of capital punishment- a mouse electric chair. Justin had a firsthand death row experience with this device and can attest to the exellence of it.  “The electrocution went on for a full minute.”  You will have to decide how the cat ranks in all of this.  More natural? Yes.  More humane? NO!

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“Each man ( and mermaid) will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land”. Isa 32:2 NIV Warning: The author of this blog is not an ordinary individual. Even Mermaids need a rest from all that's real and grown up. Welcome to the wonder of blog. Come be audience to all that's wet and wild in her stories, poems and thoughts. Instructor by day, super hero by night, and mystical mermaid by summer. Whenever she has the fortune of diving into a pond, reservoir, or mountain waterfall, you'll find her there swimming, and singing songs of life.
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