Saturday, July 4, 2009

Our Fourth of July Visitor

None of us slept very well last night! The stoopid fireworks were still going off at 1AM and I had been constantly trying to find just the right spot to hide!
Mom gates us upstairs at night so she can sleep and know that we won't fall down the stairs! Why the heck do you bother with the nightlight at the bottom of the stairs, mom?

This morning mom was brushing her toofies and she just happened to glance down into the bathroom trash basket!
Do you see what we see? How the heck did he get in there?
Mom thought that it was a good idea not to alert Mitch! That boy is a fabulous mouser and he would have been on the case in seconds!
You have to know that last week mom just happened to glance down in the upstairs trash can and OMG, she saw a bat! No, she didn't run and get the camera! She ran and got dad and asked him why he put a dead bat in the trash can! Dad said that he didn't do any such thing which meant that the bat was ALIVE! EWWWWWWWWWW!
Dad through a towel over the top of the trash can and took Mr. Bat outside, kissed him good-by and told him to have a safe trip to the AO4's house! Bats are welcome there!

We want to wish all of our USA friends a very happy Independence Day!
Yes, that would be MY ice cream cone stuffie that Mitch has in between HIS paws!
So until next time................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Poopsie aka Blue said...

Love, pats & pets

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Happy 4th of July to you too.

If a bat got in our house, even a Scottie wouldn't be able to run faster than our Mom.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anonymous said...

A bat one week and a mouse the next?? - Wouldn't bother me, but I think my peeps might be packing:)

Checkers & Chess said...

Bats and Mice!!!! Oh My!
Have a great 4th and keep your ears covered - that's what I'm doing

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow a mouse and a bat.. You all are so lucky..hehe We have a couple of cats too not sure if they would get the mouse either.. They like their kitty food..
You have a great 4th too. Hopefully you won't be to scared. Guess we got it good. I am not scared and the 2 Red's can't hear...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Princess Patches said...

We're sorry you have had fireworks already! We've had a few, but they were far enough away that us doggies didn't bark. Now, tonight might be another story!

Wow! Such excitement at your house! A bat AND a mouse! That mousie is a cute little guy, but he wouldn't even make a respectable snackie for our large
'dale jaws!

Happy 4th of July! We are hoping for rain tonight. We know that's mean for all the peeps that want to shoot of fireworks, but we don't care!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Cowspotdog said...

How batty is that !!!! That is pretty cool to share your home with interesting critters.....but you know where there is one mouse - there is a whole family!!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Happy FoURth!

Woo had some pawesome visitors!


Jake of Florida said...

Good things come in threes: A bat, a mouse, and who knows what's next!!!

Wirey barks for the Fourth.

Jake and Just Harry

Sue said...

That's a magic trash basket. Next maybe your mom will pull a rabbit out of it. He's a cute little mouse with those big eyes. have a happy and quiet 4th.

Mack said...

A mousie in your housie! How cool is that!

Dexter said...

Eeee! A mouse! Did you put him in the witness protection program?

Our old barn had a bat house, but it was empty when the barn burned down. Hopefully we can attract more with a new one. We like bats, but outside please.


Martha said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
Loving the ice cream cone stuffie!
We had a mouse the other day - Bailey went berserk! Dad blamed mum for leaving the back door open all the time - she thinks he doesnt like them either but doesn't want to say - it will be a man thing!
Happy 4th - enjoy the celebrations - let's hope there aren't too many fireworks!
Martha & Bailey xxx

The Army of Four said...

Happy Independence Day, you guys!
oooh! Thanks for sending us another bat! They eat TONS of mosquitoes, so Mom is happy for them to ... hang around outside of our house. OUTSIDE of our house. That's the key!
PS: You can keep the mousie!!!

Thor and Jack said...

Happy Independence Day Maggie and Mitch!
Have a grreat day!


Unknown said...

Hey! That looks just like the mouse I caught last night! In Mommy's bedroom. I left it on the carpet for her to admire and she had the nerve to make nasty noises and throw my trophy away. She did the same thing to Mica last year. What dumb mices to come into a house with a ratter like me and a wild cat like Mica!

Your pal,


Joe Stains said...

omdog Mom would have eeped so loud we both would have come running!! wowzers!!

Teddy Bear said...

He looks like a very friendly mouse. Your Mom must have been VERY surprised though. Oh my!
Happy 4th of July, Maggie and Mitch!

Teddy Bear

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
That mouse has a very sweet face!
Happy Independence Day!
Kisses and hugs

the many Bs said...

that's a very cute little mousie.

we would have liked to see a photo of that bat. we think we like bats, but mom says we should be afraid of them. silly mom.


Agatha and Archie said...

Happy 4th kids! We hear ya about the fireworks..we will be under the bed.We had bats once and PL2 didn't sleep for days..Love and kisses A+A

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

happy happy happy 4th of july to all of you and your family sweet friends!!!
Hope you're having a great day!!!!!!
And pleaseeeeeee.....can we have some ice cream....????We're drooling!!!
you're fabolous with your patriotic bandana!!!!
A new sweet friend???
Woowowowooo...we love mini mouse!!!
Kisses and licks

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy 4th July pals. Enjoy the day.

D says that mouse is so cute....awww.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

BRUTUS said...

Hi guys!
Just noticed you were following my blog, so thought I'd check out yours. You are too cute! Hope your humans have got all the critters/rodents under control now :) Happy 4th!
Brutus the Frenchie

Brind'Amour Clumbers said...

You had a mouse in your house? I just don't know what I'd do if I found a mouse, perhaps play with it....perhaps lick it.... perhaps eat it. I'm just not sure.


PS - Loved your stuffed ice cream cone!!

Clive said...

Happy 4th of July!

A mouse in the house!! Yikes!! Don't think the little man's mum would have been so calm and able to take photos!!

Take care

Sophie Brador said...

OMD! Mom is completely freaking out. She just does not cope well with rodents, and she knows it is completely illogical. But since when does logical have to do with anything right? She'll take an icky spider any day over a mouse and definitely over a bat.


Hero said...

I hate to admit it, but that mouse is awfully cute. Sorry to hear that the fireworks have been disrupting your sleeping schedules. Hopefully it will end soon as I'm not a fan of this whole celebrating with loud booming noises either.

Linda said...

Happy 4th Of July Maggie & Mitch! Hey, Sylvester, Ruby & Scuby cornered a mousie in our basement on Thursday, then Sylvester put it into his mouth, then Mama yelled DROP IT! and he did, heheheh. She grabbed up the bankie the mouse was on & hauled him outside, he was almost dead. Must be the death grip from Sylvester. We hope the fireworks aren't too loud for you tonight so you can get some sleep.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

No mice or bats here please. Mom and Dad went to an outdoor theater last night and Mom was worried about bats. The night before they were flying all over the stage swooping down on bugs. One even crashed into one of the actors. But luckily none were seen last night.

Happy 4th, the OP Pack

Rudy said...

Ohh you should've called ME and I'd have taken care of Mr Mousie for you. I help Mom find the bunnies in the yard -- flushed one out of her veggie garden this week.

Hope you survive your 4th -- I'm staying close to Mom tonight to protect her from all the boomies outside. This weekend we've been driving to another agility trials an hour away. Today I qualified in Jumpers but Mom messed me up in our Standard run. I had TONS of fun getting people to pet me though! I also kept jumping up on things, like tables (3 times) and an ARCADE game once just to surprise Mom!! (MOM: I wasn't the only person he surprised!!)

I'm feeling GOOD these days...

Jumping Bean Rudy

Unknown said...

Hi m and m,
OMG a mouse.. but he looks cute. The bat would've freaked me out. Yuck!

Loving the banadanas.. but shocked you didn't have the real deal ice cream.. especially today.

Chow Chow said...

Happy Independence day to you guys!

That little mouse look really cute!

Stanley said...


You always have the best stuffies. That's why Mitch is always stealing them.

Hope you guys had a great 4th of July! I'm sure you had great eatables (if your mama had anything to do with it you did FOR SURE)!

I think your little mousie visitor looked pretty cute, actually. Did you release him back into the wild like the little bat?

Goober love & smooches,

Teddy said...

That little mouse is kind of cute. Too bad he can't be a playmate for you two, but I'm sure your mom wouldn't like that much.

Happy 4th of July!! I like your smiles in that last pic. You look so happy :)


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hope you have a happy 4th July weekend M&M!!
Mmm... that mousie looks kindea cute with it's big round eyes!! Seems like your uninvited guests seem to like the trash baskets in your house!!
Lastly, you are such dear dear friends to us and we want to let you know we love and treasure your friendship. Thanks for being there for us.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Happy 4th of July from us here over the pond!

Not sure if we like the mouse or the bat "tails", my J freaks with anything like that!!

lotsaluv, Marvin - oh and Jeannie xxxxxxx

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

oh coooooollll a mouse!
My Mum woulda wanted to keep him. BOL! She had fancy micies as pets afore she got me and Pepe.
~lickies, Ludo

Penny said...

Looks like your home is also a stop off point for wildlife! We have lots of bats round our house and even some mice and hedgehogs,badgers lots of things so were kinda used to that kinda thing!=]
Hope you had a great 4th! And I hope you get to sleep better 2night Thank god no fireworks kept me up last night then again I suppose thats because I live in Ireland,Bit of a distance!! Looks like a very yummy ice cream!=]
Lots of sloppy licks your dear pal,Penny!=]

Teesha and Bindie said...

Hey a movable fluffy toy. don't say they lets it go when you coulds of had so much fun chasing it. We gets bats in our house, usually when we gets mums up to lets us out in the middle of nights, so she leaves the door open for us to comes back in while she goes to do the same, then she has to open the door again and herd it outs, theys fly around and around till they finds the open door. great funs for us. nots telling whats mums says.

Amber said...

Happy 4th of July! I hate fireworks too but the hoomans love'em. OMD, the mouse is cute!! I wonder how he ended up there though ^^

big licks!
Amber d Chi

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

A bat? Like Batman?
If life give you a mice, turn it into a mouse for your pooter, hehe!
(I think that rat taking fireworks shelter in your trash can, M&M)

Mic said...

My Spokeswoman thinks the mouse is cute as can be...I just think it looks tender and TASTY!!!

Inky and Molly said...

Sounds like a wildlife sanctuary you've got there. Hope you had a great weekend

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Mighty grosses, but I know something more grosses!
I ate what was left of a mousie in the yard. Tail was hanging out of my mouth, and I took off running.
Gulp - down the hatch!
No bats though!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Mighty grosses, but I know something more grosses!
I ate what was left of a mousie in the yard. Tail was hanging out of my mouth, and I took off running.
Gulp - down the hatch!
No bats though!

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a way to bring the end of a celebration to an end! Do you spose that mouse was hiding because of the fireworks? We've heard of dogs in bathtubs, but not mice in trash cans. Ewww. Nina-Girl was happy to see that it was alive. Did you release it like you did the bat? And do you think there are more where that one came from? Ewwww!

Jake (and Miss Fergi)

Stardust said...

The mouse and bat may be pals. Yeah. The batty gained wings earlier somehow. Who knows, the mouse might morph and grow wings later... you should keep it and watch on.

GOTCHA! WAHAHAH! Oh but doesn't the mouse look cute?

i said...

Now that's really a surprise visitor alright. A cute one too.

Boo Casanova said...

scawwie visitor! our security guard - girl, managed to catch a tiny mice once... mom was all... EWWWWWWW, told dad to clean up but dad thought mom meant something else and didn't clean up. :D she has to pick it up herself and throw in the dustbin. yuck.

wet wet licks


The Black and Tans. said...

Oh wow, your house is like a wildlife sanctuary. Can we come and visit?

Molly and Taffy

Simba and Jazzi said...

We are back! We have missed all our DWB friends.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

happy 4th of july - but as terriers i expect better

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Hollie and Janie said...

You two look adorable in your patriotic bandanas!!! Too bad Mitch didn't get a go at the mouse! They are so much fun to chase!!

Raising Addie said...

OK that mouse is just the cutest thing! Well... he is cute because he was in your house and not ours! BOL!

We are glad your bat didn't fly around. That would be really freaky!

You both look adorable in your bandannas!!!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Allison Walton said...

Wow--so many critters, so little time!!

Gus and Waldo

Lenny said...

EEEEKK!! Cute...tasty?...what a surprise! I hope you had a great fourth of July!

Your friend, Lenny

Puggle Preston said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

oohh..we got suprise visits from mr.mouse sometimes too. I have asked mommy not to let him get to my food. I don't mind sharing but mr. mouse has bad reputation of pooping on the food after he eats.

Jans Funny Farm said...

A bat in the trash? And now a mouse in the trash? Do you guys plant these things at night to drive your mom insane?

Johann The Dog said...

Eeek, a mouse in the house, BOL!!! You needs my kittie bro, Wolfie, he is an excellent mouser :) Hope you had a great 4th!!!

Sami & Baylee said...

I love to chase mice and catch them in the back yard but mommy doesn't like when i do it. She is a party pooper! Yikes, a bat I have never seen one of those creatures!

love sami