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Right JoeLove
So Wrong! LOL. I've heard tales of country folk turning the insides of their house into a firing range if they spot a mouse running about - dunno what kind of gun - b.b. maybe or sawed off shotgun perhaps...  but I've never heard of flushing one. 

posted by Katray2 on January 21, 2006 at 4:21 PM | link to this | reply

Ha! We had Power Toilets in college.
I never realized it until I once witnessed my boyfriend clean out his little fridge by flushing and old pizza slices down it. I was aghast. God only knows what else he sent down there.

posted by FactorFiction on January 19, 2006 at 5:20 PM | link to this | reply

Eeeewww! I don't know I would be comfortable about using the toilet again...

posted by Ca88andra on January 13, 2006 at 2:43 PM | link to this | reply

EW.

Poor mousey.  I have a rather soft spot for them...

and my cats like their soft spots for biting into, I'm afraid.

posted by curator on January 13, 2006 at 12:42 PM | link to this | reply

Poor mouse!

I accidentally killed one the other day when I slammed the door to my storage unit down...right on him.  I didn't know he was even there!  If I had, I'd have probably shrieked a bit--and jumped back...but I certainly wouldn't have killed him! 

I, too, was misled...Joe, you BAD boy!!! :-)  ~LB~ xo

posted by Anony_Miss on January 12, 2006 at 1:52 PM | link to this | reply

Yikes!!!
I'm surprised your toilet didn't overflow!

posted by Jemmie211 on January 12, 2006 at 12:18 PM | link to this | reply

Joe, I was misled....
which I'm sure was intentional on your part.   I dunno what I thought he was doing over the toilet, but it wasn't flushing a mouse~!

posted by word.smith on January 12, 2006 at 9:08 AM | link to this | reply

my son the plumber
would discourage you from flushing solid materials like mice and nail clippings. Except that, if something does stop up your waste pipes, he gets $90 an hour to fix the problem. Also, if you've got a garbage disposal, don't run rice or the fat skimmed from the top of soup down there. The rice is too small to be ground up much, and once the fat gets down into the ground level, it congeals and sticks to any obstructions, such as a dead mouse caught in an elbow turn...  I know it's gross. As for the mouse problem, why not try the natural solution: a cat. Oh, I forgot, you have puppies.  (shrug)

posted by Pat_B on January 12, 2006 at 8:34 AM | link to this | reply

Joe_Love, I stand over the toilet stool when I am clipping my fingernails and toenails so I don't have to clean them up off of the floor.  Is it all right to flush them.?  I've never even thought about it before.

posted by TAPS. on January 12, 2006 at 7:28 AM | link to this | reply

Dumping things down the toilet is totally uncool
why not just bury it?  Or throw it out for the raccoons?

posted by Trevor_Cunnington on January 12, 2006 at 7:18 AM | link to this | reply

Joe Love
I guess this blog is called "When the city boy moved to the country".  I wouldn't flush a mouse although I can't tolerate them. We have a snake at the moment, not by choice, and the one redeeming feature is that we see no mice.

posted by Azur on January 12, 2006 at 6:48 AM | link to this | reply

Hi Joe

A mere mouse?  Didn't I hear a rumour a while back about you trying to flush a concrete goose down the toilet?   Haha....  Of course, I could be wrong...  Funny post, Joe... 

 

posted by Lensman on January 11, 2006 at 9:39 PM | link to this | reply

MUSER!!!!! ewwwwwwww!!! hahahaha
I can't say that I have!!!  hahaha  Gaaaaawd, I sure hope I never do!!!!!!  LOL  Thanks for giving me something to think about!  LOLOL

posted by Joe_Love on January 11, 2006 at 9:26 PM | link to this | reply

Have you ever seen snake poo? I didn't tell you we also have black racers
that hibernate in our roof each winter. They enter our loft where there is an  entrance we haven't
 been able  to find. They come in, shed, and go up into the roof for the winter. They wake up hungry, and if some unfortunate mouse eluded the traps...well, he meets a worse fate. And then I have to clean up snake poo!

posted by muser on January 11, 2006 at 9:11 PM | link to this | reply

muser
I tried being the nice guy.  I really did!!  But, this year the weather hasn't gotten super cold. . . , so, the mice just keep coming and coming.  Let me assure you. . . . , there comes a point when you don't care anymore.  That point for me was when a piece of mouse-poo flipped into my half full coffee mug.

posted by Joe_Love on January 11, 2006 at 7:29 PM | link to this | reply

I'm so glad you're back!
Your blogs are so entertaining.  I didn't know you could flush a mouse down the toilet, but, my mother has flushed fish down the toilet on occasion so I guess it is possible.  We have a septic tank, but I wish we had city water and sewer.  Our water has pieces of iron floating in it- gross!  I have to buy drinking water. I suppose a filter would help but I'm sure it would be gummed up pretty quick.  Take care

posted by Flumpystalls3000 on January 11, 2006 at 7:26 PM | link to this | reply

Joe, Max has been known to flush a mouse...but you use mousetraps?...
horrible devices! Why don't you try humane traps, and bait them with birdseed? The trap is a narrow rectangular box with a one way flap door. You'll know when you've caught one...they are so noisy pushing on the door! Then, no flushing...all you have to do is release them. There's an old collapsed barn a mile or so from our place where we let them out; this way they have shelter and they have a little food to go as well. I know I'm a pushover...if they would use a litter box, stay out of the kitchen, and stop taking the fringe from my rugs, they could stay!















posted by muser on January 11, 2006 at 6:38 PM | link to this | reply

Eeeewwwww!
I always worry about flushing the bleach I pour into the bowl when I'm cleaning it!  I have one of those Brita pitchers that I have made myself believe will filter out all of the chemicals and rodent remains.  While we're on the subject -  when I lived in the middle east, the water supply was very unpredictable, and we sometimes had to resort to using the deep well in our neighbor's yard.  I'll never forget them heaving the heavy, heavy steel cover off of the well and peering inside before sinking the bucket - there was always something dead floating in there along with branches and dirt.  We had to boil the water, strain it though a fine cloth into sterilized buckets, then strain it again.  I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!  Maybe a bit like what I thought the Monster was doing at first ...?  Nah - with a cool wife like you, I'm sure that's quite unnecessary! 

posted by Georgia on January 11, 2006 at 3:39 PM | link to this | reply

Not even kittens?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm just kidding!!!!

posted by Transcendental_Child on January 11, 2006 at 1:43 PM | link to this | reply

I'd have to agree with Jeff on that one.
There is some amazingly disgusting things that actually circle municipal and rural bowls before cruising on down to the sewage reservoir. Believe me, you don't want to know...

posted by strat on January 11, 2006 at 10:12 AM | link to this | reply

Doesn't seem any worse than what normally gets flushed

posted by jollyjeff on January 11, 2006 at 9:50 AM | link to this | reply

Joe, I'm a country girl originally, and that's just SO wrong. LOL! Thanks

for bringing a smile to my face on a rainy morning.  You may get your, "daily dose of inspiration," from me, but you always make me smile, so I'm equally thankful for you. 

 

posted by Amanda__ on January 11, 2006 at 6:38 AM | link to this | reply

LOL....by far, you write the best stuff!!!!!
Have a great day!

posted by Original_Influence on January 11, 2006 at 5:16 AM | link to this | reply

Joe,
I grew up in the country as well. We also caught mice by the dozen (my granddag emptied the traps, and I held the dead mice by the tail) but we buried them in the garden. Did this with every dead animal: a pet bird, some cats, ... Never heard of any neighbours either, who would flush dead animals through the toilet (hell, we did not even have a toilet with flush in those days!)

posted by Nickie-Fleming on January 11, 2006 at 2:30 AM | link to this | reply

"Human thinks we are dirty and disgusting! And when we're dead, they flushed us down the toilet!? Oh what an insult.." - CEO of MouseVille Corp.

posted by sunjae on January 11, 2006 at 1:16 AM | link to this | reply

Joe,

I never use the tap water for drinking or cooking. I'll use bottled instead. Tell The Monster that if he keeps shoving mammels down the toliet, he's gonna have a problem with the plumbing or septic tank. Throw them out the door and let some other varmint have a mouse meal. Shadow

posted by Keshet on January 10, 2006 at 4:03 PM | link to this | reply

Joe
The poor mouse could plug up the pipes, then whose going to dig that out?? The critter should have been taken outside and tossed!!LOL~

posted by Offy on January 10, 2006 at 3:43 PM | link to this | reply

Joe-Love,
Forget the municipal water supply: (drink filtered water anyway, just in case), what about your pipes?  I don't think flushing dead mice can be very good for the plumbing!

posted by Blanche. on January 10, 2006 at 3:32 PM | link to this | reply

OMG - so much for the bottled water that
comes from the natural springs in the country. I think I'll take my chances with the chlorine and chemicals thanks.

posted by fionajean on January 10, 2006 at 1:07 PM | link to this | reply

Makes you woder what really is in the water?

posted by Whacky on January 10, 2006 at 12:05 PM | link to this | reply

Haha, Joe...At first I thought u caught The Monster shaving his Chest Hair.
I had no idea it was a dead mouse. Yikes....and to flush it down the toilet. You are right, Joe. No more mammals down the bowl. That is disgusting. I'm surprised the lil critter didn't plug up the toilet. My goodness! Joe...come back to the city....

posted by MedusaNextDoor on January 10, 2006 at 8:29 AM | link to this | reply

So let me get this right......
Are you saying your face was flushed, too???

posted by Corbin_Dallas on January 10, 2006 at 7:52 AM | link to this | reply

Hi Joe...So good to see you back again.

Everyone was pretty worried about you when you dissappeared. I got home myself about 3 wks ago. I really missed you guys while I was gone.

 I posted a new episode of The Road Trip Sagas about a week ago.

posted by Passionflower on January 10, 2006 at 7:42 AM | link to this | reply

Ugh Joe!
Now ya got me wonderin just what else gets flushed!

posted by ginnieb on January 10, 2006 at 7:40 AM | link to this | reply

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