I finished my nightly rituals and headed off to the garage for my last smoke of the day. I don’t smoke in my house so it’s either the spider-ridden garage or the great outdoors when I go for a smoke. As usual my loyal dog Hollywood trailed along with me, I tell ya he thinks he’s my shadow. I always look forward to my last smoke, the house is quiet and all the days work is behind me, it’s just me & my thoughts. I lit up my cig and leaned back in my chair, Ahhh.
Wait what was that….did something just move out here? I sit and listen for what must have been hours (okay maybe 1 minute) but didn’t hear the sound again. Heh my minds playing tricks on me. I resumed smoking my cigarette and was planning the next day’s events when I got the eerie feeling that I was being watched. “Hello” I can’t believe I said hello like someone was going to answer me. I tried to shake the feeling and started smoking my cig again when the noise returned. It was a scratching sound and was coming from the dark corner of the garage. Good Lord! I’m not alone. “Hello” Jeez I said it again! Then Hollywood lifted his head and started growling. Okay now I’m totally paranoid and I tell Hollywood to “Get it”, but he just looks at me and grunts. Great, I feel so safe with that dog around. I decide to investigate further and started walking towards the corner. When I was about half way there a mouse ran across the floor and into another corner. Needless to say I screamed, oh and I did a little swearing. Okay I did a lot of swearing….jeez. Hollywood ran after it, but he wasn’t quite fast enough, man he wanted that mouse too.
So as I sat back down to finish my cigarette and plan my day I made a mental note; MUST BUY MOUSE TRAP TOMORROW!