Wednesday, September 8, 2010
THIS IS THE LAST STRAW; I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!
What you are seeing is a stash of large "priest's" hosts that I had on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in my office. Yesterday, I noticed that there was an empty box in the plastic bag I had. I could have sworn that there were unconsecrated hosts in this box, tied in a smaller plastic bag. I didn't think anymore about it.
Then this morning, I noticed about five hosts protruding out from under the tiny opening of the book case as it sits on the floor. All of them had been munched on by our rectory rat, that elusive (explicative eliminated) rat that is haunting me and causing much psychological stress and trauma around here!
Well, I moved the bookcase away from against the wall and the rat had brought all of the hosts underneath the bookcase and was having a feast. He marked his food by putting his droppings all over them as you can see in the picture! It is truly disgusting and this bookcase is behind me as I sit at my desk in my office!
We have tried everything to get rid of this rat and he is so smart that he avoids everything that our professional has placed in the house to catch or kill him.
I know many have counseled against rat poison, but I'm at that point and it goes out tomorrow. We think it is only one rat out of five that remains. I kid you not about the stress that this causes, and that I sleep lightly thinking that the rat could come into my bedroom and I want to be awake when it does. I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy!