As some of you know, I work in a very old warehouse. My office is located in the middle of the very old warehouse. I also work right off of the Ohio River.....literally yards from the river. Plus the temperatures have been quite frigid around these parts this winter. What's up with that anyway? Since it is cold and since our warehouse is a haven for critters that want to be warm, my office seems to be the place where the mice gather and have parties, sleepovers and whatnot when the lights go off. We keep plenty of bar bait down to kill the nasty things (sorry, I am deathly afraid of mice). But as most people know, mice populate worse than a welfare teenager which results in an never ending battle between me and the vermin.
I have been trying to remember to turn off my printer before I go home because the little shits get in there to stay warm. I can't say I blame them but they are nasty and leave little 'presents' for me. Thank you Mr and Mrs Mouse but I don't like your presents. Plus when you get into my printer you poop AND pee on my copy paper. Thus producing some really gross stuff for me to deal with the first thing when I come into work. Oh yes dear friends.....that was the way my Monday morning started.
I forgot to turn my printer off Friday so the parties went on all weekend with the mice and their little friends. Truth be told they probably got on my computer and watched the Saints beat the !@$*@$)@)& out of the Colts. So when one of my guys came in needing a copy of a bill for a driver guess what? My copier would not make a copy. The paper wouldn't pick up. So I bravely pulled out the paper tray to presents mixed in with a round piece of bar bait that looked, I swear it did, like a piece of Captain Crunch Peanut Butter cereal. Again, I bravely emptied out the nastiness, took out a few pieces of copy paper and blew out the bottom of the copier with my trusty canned air. After several attempts at making a copy and having the same results, blowing out every place I would think of on the copier (front, back, inside, underneath) it still wouldn't work. Finally it was discovered that the sticky roller that picks up the paper and advances it was covered in....bar bait. Thankfully my co-worker got it all off and after a battle that lasted at least 30 minutes I made a copy! Whoo hooo! It works ok now but good gosh....what a shitty way to start my morning.
I think we are going to get a kitten/cat to keep the vermin out. Heaven forbid there be a river rat in here. I don't know if I would be brave enough to come back to work after seeing something like that. I saw enough of those when I lived in Houston. Sorry Pam. I love Texas but working next to a bayou at the Galleria Plaza Hotel produced lots of cat looking rats and I saw way more than my fair share of them.
I did have a good weekend though. Stephanie worked 4 hours at the animal shelter. Joe took her and I picked her up. She texted me a dozen times about how she had fallen in love with one puppy in particular. She is a lab/golden mix and absolutely beautiful. Steph said she was scared to death of humans when she first got there. What did Steph do? Well, she did what I knew she would do and let her know that humans are her friend. When I picked her up here is what I saw.
Oh yes, the puppy is no longer afraid of people. That way when someone comes to adopt her, and by looking at her we all know she will be adopted, she won't be afraid and will say "take me, take me" when someone comes to her pen.
Steph said they have a boxer there too. He/she has a natural tail and is a brindle. It can't be adopted yet because apparently it came in after being, get this, dragged behind a vehicle. There are pending court items regarding what happened as well there should be. Damn people should be locked up and the key thrown away in my opinion. So for now the sweet boxer has a safe home and will be adopted out when things are over. Next weekend I plan on getting there earlier so I can see it.
She bathed a dog that was covered in it's own urine. She walked dogs and groomed a few too. She really really enjoyed it. I knew she would. She really needs to be around animals when she starts working. The women at the shelter were very impressed with how quickly she did everything and how well she did them. Of course, we're not surprised. This girl is meant to be around animals. What she really would be good at is ASPCA work rescuing abused animals. She watches Animal Cops all of the time and has learned so much. Plus gross things don't bother her. I mean, she hates to see it but she wants the one responsible to be arrested and not given any mercy. There's just no reason to mistreat animals. I just don't get it.
Oh, on the way home from town I took some pictues of Dakota at his new home. He was munching hay and looked quite content.
Yes, it was a good weekend. Let's hope Monday gets better.