Whatever I have…

I think I might have the flu.

I can’t sleep because I can’t breathe (insert whiny tone here).

All I want to do is sleep.

When I got out of bed a few minutes ago, I saw our furry visitor again.

I think we are sharing living quarters with a rat.

He is either living in my husband’s closet or under the dishwasher.

I’ve seen him dart out of both places.

It may not be a rat.

He is very, very fast.

It might be a vole.




Voles are small rodents that are relatives of lemmings and hamsters, but with a stouter body; a shorter, hairy tail; a slightly rounder head; smaller ears and eyes; and differently formed molars. They are sometimes known as meadow mice or field mice in North America and Australia. Wikipedia

Like I said, he is really, really fast so I couldn’t see any details about his head, much less his molars.
He might not actually be a he.  He could be a she.  Once again, too fast for that much detail.
I think I would prefer a he.  Less chance that one could become many.
I also think that I would prefer to be sharing a home (temporarily) with a vole rather than a rat.
Rat’s have a certain reputation.  They always play the villain in children’t movies.  You never see a vole cast as a bad guy.
It shouldn’t make a difference either way.  They are both rodents.
I’m not that embarrassed to have a critter move into the house.  We do live in the country and it’s been cold and wet outside and warm and dry inside.
We’ve also done a ton of yard clean-up over the last few weeks so we could have destroyed his or her home.
That doesn’t mean he shall be allowed to stay.
Just until I don’t have the flu or whatever I have.
And then whatever it is is leaving…

2 thoughts on “Whatever I have…

  1. We had one under the dishwasher after we got married. It was a rat!!!! Finally caught it but I wouldn’t go into the kitchen in the morning until Ray has checked. So glad you are back but sorry you are sick. Laura is not feeling good either. Love to you and your family.

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