We've had a bit of a mouse problem in our apartment lately — and frankly, Mica has been delighted. These are pretty stupid mice to come into an apartment with a cat and a mouser dog. (Petey's caught one, Mica has caught 3 over the past month.) The exterminator has been here FOUR times.
Mommy tried live-capture traps and had zero luck with them. She told the exterminator that she didn't want to use glue-traps because they seem way too cruel.
But after the third mouse sighting, she agreed to poison that the mice injest, then go back to the nest where they die surrounded by friends and family. We also stuffed a likely entry hole in the floor with industrial strength steel wool.
But tonight, instead of scaring Mommy by prancing into the living room with a mouse in his mouth, Mica came in with a bag of mouse poison, which tore open when he dropped it. Mommy put the steel mesh trash can over Mica so he couldn't eat the poison, then went to get the vacuum. When she came back with it, I was giving the poison a sniff so I was ordered up on the couch while she frantically vacuumed. There was a trail of little blue green pellets leading from the bathroom to the bedroom to the living room.
And since we're leaving early tomorrow morning, Mommy called the emergency vet two blocks away. Long story short, we both went it, were given stuff to make us puke, some intravenous fluids, then a nightcap of activated charcoal (which I threw up on the walk home.) The good news is, the vet didn't see anything blue in our puke and the charcoal should protect us from any remnants.
We're now home resting. Mom's a bit exhausted from the ordeal as well but she still has to finish packing!
Ahhh, the trouble a 19 1/2 year old cat can get into...isn't he supposed to just act like a stuffed animal with batteries, sleeping 23 hours a day?
MORNING UPDATE: Mica puked up some charcoal last night on the living room rug - two big black stains. Oh! And I drank lots of water and peed on the bed this morning - through the bedspread, comforter, sheets and mattress pad. Mommy just loves doing laundry at 6:15 am!
Also, ChemDry Stain Extinguisher, available at Home Depot, is a godsend!