if you give a mouse a cookie…

my mom’s car has been in and out of the shop for the past few months. it’s gotten older, it’s got a fair share of miles on it. but it shouldn’t have been in as bad shape as it has been. so finally, we got a call that it’d need several hundred dollars of repair work.

because a mouse had been eating it.

before, a mouse had eaten the wiring to the left front turn signal lamp. now it at the heater hose, ignition wires, and something else that i can’t think of anymore.

think about that for a second. a mouse. eating a car.

my mom came home from a trip to hawaii at 7 am a few weeks ago, and i was up. she was bleary-eyed and tired from a red-eye flight, but had heard the diagnosis on her car. half asleep, she wondered aloud, “why would a mouse want to eat a car? it seems like a daunting task for a mouse.”

anyhow, that doesn’t have anything really to do with the point of this post. the point of this post is for me to say, happy birthday mom!


One response to “if you give a mouse a cookie…

  1. Surprisingly enough, it happened to my neighbor (mice ate through the air conditioning wiring in their SAAB), and the mechanic told me that some sort of mouse has been eating insulation in my truck.

    Mice are weird!

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