Hickory Dickory Dock

 

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When I see pics from this photoshoot, I think a variety of things (all good) but what I always focus on are those Bell-Bottoms. A mouse could easily run up those jeans, I speak from experience…

Hickory Dickory Dock

the mouse ran up the clock

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When I was 19 and still living at home with my parents, I had a pet mouse.

Her name was Hershey because she was the color of Milk Chocolate πŸ˜€

My boyfriend at the time had a pet snake.

*I have a pet snake too...*
*I have a pet snake too…*

He bought me the mouse for Easter,

after I heard the feeder mice we bought at the pet store scream

when they were placed in the cage with the snake.

*Eeek!!*
*Eeek!!*

Hershey had babies but only one survived (she ate the others 😯 )

We named him Pat, after the character from a Saturday Night Live skit,

because we couldn’t tell what sex he was for the longest time πŸ˜‰

*if you take a peek under here, I guarantee you won't be confused*
*if you take a peek under here, I guarantee you won’t be confused*

One day while cleaning Pat’s cage I dropped him, after he bit me! 😑

My mother and I herded him behind a bookcase and hatched a plan to catch him: Mom would chase him out, while I trapped him in a small plastic trashcan. We didn’t share the plan with Pat, so he scurried right past me, of course πŸ™„

*send him my way, nothing can get past this smolder*
*send him my way, nothing can get past this smolder*

When he met the wall, he swiftly turned right back around

and into my floppy trouser leg, as I knelt on the floor.

*the suspense!*
*the suspense!*

I jumped up and proceeded to freak the freak out! The mouse didn’t stop running, he moved up my thigh and around to my backside! I was jumping around like a lunatic while my mother was reduced to a ball of laughter on the floor.

The clock struck one

the mouse ran down

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I stripped off those trousers, lightening quick!

with my leg rooted in the trashcan to catch the mouse on his way back down.

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It was at this point that I happened to catch a glimpse of the window,

where the paperboy was frozen in place

watching me jump around in my underwear with my foot in a trashcan.

*so that's where that dance came from!*
*so that’s where that dance came from!*

Hickory Dickory

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Happy 100th Post!
Happy 100th Post!
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36 thoughts on “Hickory Dickory Dock

  1. This is the funniest thing I have read in ages. It was double ROFLMAO! πŸ˜€

    (On a geek note, it reminded me of something in Agatha Christie’s memoirs where one of the archaeologists wore zippered pjs to protect him from insects and night, but a mouse crawled into them and then the zipper jammed).

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  2. *ahahahaha* brilliant story, Kel! Just the thing to ease us out of the old year and into the new. Loved your captions, too πŸ˜‰ A great way to celebrate your blogoversary. Congrats.

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  3. Happy blogiversary, 100 posts is a great effort Kelbel. Love the Harry Kennedy styles grins in this shoot, I can just imagine a mouse in starring role in a Vicar of Dibley episode.

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  4. Congratulations on 100 posts, Kelbel.

    We had a lovely little white mouse who gave birth to three babies- but we wondered if there had been some cross species naughtiness because the babies were ugly grey things with distinctly ratty features. I didn’t know what to do with them ( I’m vegetarian so giving them to the pet shop as snake food was out of the question) I sent my daughter into school with them for show and tell in desperation but even though a few kids wanted them, their mothers vetoed the gifts. In the end the problem was solved because the dog knocked the cage over, all three babies escaped ( mama stayed put) never to be seen again.

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  5. ROFL! Is there no story that you can’t illustrate with RA pics?! I was deeply moved by your mum’s reaction. It proves the point that whenever you’re in trouble your mum will always be there…laughing hysterically at your predicament.

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    1. my mom is notorious for laughing when people fall down. I remember several times as a kid falling down on the ice or whatever and my mom *trying* to help but not being able to b/c she was laughing too hard! in her defense, my family is pretty much like the 3 stooges, so she had a lot to laugh at πŸ˜›

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        1. you have no idea… πŸ˜› maybe I should start a series where I try to plug pics of Richard into zany family stories? It might be a challenge but I could do it! “storytime with kelbel” πŸ˜†

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  6. Totally hilarious ! (er…not for you at that moment obviously). I love the witty captions too πŸ˜‰
    Congrats for your 100th post. πŸ˜€

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  7. Why is it that our parents have amazing recall of our most embarrassing moments?! Just skipped over from Agzy’s blog roll & wanted to drop a line or 2 of encouragement & support πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

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  8. This is hysterical! You made me really, really laugh. Besides some of the pics are my all-time favourites. Good luck for your next 100!

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    1. thank you πŸ™‚
      there is never a dull moment with my mom & dad! my friends always tell me I should write a book about them but I wouldn’t know which stories to include, b/c it’s all “normal” to me πŸ˜€

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