While I was still upstairs, blissfully unaware of Carmen making friends in the dining room, I prefer to think it looked something like this.
However, hubby assures me that the little critter that she was interacting with probably looked more like this.
Since, I wasn't there and hubby quickly scooped up Carmen's little friend and made a beeline with him/her/it outside before I came down the stairs, I couldn't swear to exactly what the little friend looked like.
I do know if I would have seen it there would have been something that looked like this.
I don't tend to have a large number of "fears". I don't fear flying, being in the dark and I don't have claustrophobia or hypochondria. In fact, I don't have any of the fears that SelfHelpCollective seems to think are the top 10 fears.
I know that there is nothing logical about this fear of mice. I have heard all the adages like "It's more afraid of you than you are of it". Bullsh**, it couldn't possibly be. I am paralyzed with fear and the few encounters I have had with the nasty little rodents tell me they are not frozen with fear as they still scamper quite nicely after seeing me.
Luckily for all involved, we have only had a few instances of these nasty little invaders. Our Carmen thinks they are great fun to knock around a bit, then carry around in her mouth. Disgusting, I know... but the flip side of that is there have only been 3 mice that have ever dared enter our house and they didn't last long.
The Bad for the Day...It could have been very sad for Ed, from Critter Control, to be blown away while looking for a mouse at my house...that of a total stranger with a crazy fear of mice.
The Weird for the Day.... I find that in fearful situations if you think of the target of your fear as if it were animated, the fear lessens. Isn't picture of first mouse much less "eeeekkkk" than the second picture?
What are your fears? Are they rational? Oh.... maybe the real questions should be.... do other people think they are rational?