Another Day From Rodent Hell Or Better Known As “Cheryl vs. Canada”

OMG it is real. It is happening again. I have very bad karma when it comes to houses and rodents. I really don’t know if rodents includes squirrels, bats, and raccoons but I know that it includes mice.

So Jade was right when I posted Why I Prefer Hotels to Houses. The Canada rodent curse has followed me all the way from PEI to Ontario and has managed to break through this concrete jungle even. And I AM NOT handling it well.

Two nights ago, after Jade’s quick sighting in her bedroom, I saw that furry scumbag run past my bedroom door into the kitchen. From that moment on, I have been on lock down. I am in solitary confinement. And the process of Cheryl losing it has begun.

I know. I know. I have travelled. I know cockroaches only too well, I have seen my share of snakes.. but I draw the line at rodents that move fast. They are not welcome in my house.

So Jade thought my Alzheimer’s was starting early when she discovered the dog food in the frying pan under the stove.

Mom. How come this dog food is in the frying pan under the stove?! 

I don’t know Jade. That is strange. I mean, I am a little preoccupied, but that preoccupied?

The mystery has been solved. This little bugger (and who am I kidding… is there really only one? they always live in packs) has been siphoning off Jazmin’s dog food and hoarding it in our frying pan.

Ok, war on.

Cheryl retreats with a food stash and her computer to the bedroom for self-imposed lock down. No principal here needs to tell me what to do. And I am not coming out (except for a few necessities) until Chris has fought and won the rodent war. Wish me luck.

After we sold the house in PEI (which was totally infested with numerous mice, families of raccoons in our ceilings each and every spring and squirrels who ate their way in and trust me, there were no rodent whisperers who were willing to help us) Chris and I VOWED never to own another house again in Canada.

But in Guatemala? Now that might be another story.


  1. Egyirba M High · April 4, 2015

    OMG! I know EXACTLY how you feel!


    • lovetotrav · April 4, 2015

      It is great to not I am not alone in my fear of these little rodents. Cheryl


  2. Ashby's World · March 19, 2015

    Hi Cheryl,
    Nice blog and look forward to reading more. Re the rodents, I too hate the little blighters and in a bid to overcome this fear went to ‘The Rat Temple’ in Rajasthan, India. Thousands of them, everywhere! I stood there, in bare feet, for quite a while and tried to work with my fear. It seems to have shifted something as now when I see one shoot in or out of a hole I don’t quite get the heebie-jeebies that I used to!
    Keep posting,


    • lovetotrav · March 19, 2015

      Thanks David for the kind words. Strangely enough I too went to The Rat Temple and felt squeamish but survived. It is different I guess when I am living with them 🙂 Have a great day and happy travels as well! Cheryl


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  4. Allyson · March 3, 2015

    Reblogged this on My Outstanding Life.


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