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Of Mice and Moments: A Surprise Visitor in Our Absence

Real Estate Agent with BHHS PenFed Realty- Office 240-815-9040 527179

Home is our sanctuary, a place of comfort and warmth. However, sometimes unexpected guests can find their way in, as I discovered during a visit to my daughter in New York. In my absence, an uninvited visitor made itself at home, leaving behind a tale that blends humor, surprise, and a touch of inconvenience.

Upon returning from my trip, the evidence of the uninvited guest was scattered across my home. It seems a little mouse had taken the opportunity to explore, making its way into my living space and, quite remarkably, my beds.

The mystery of its entry was soon solved; it must have hitched a ride on a box I had brought home. Perhaps it sought refuge from the outdoors, unaware that it was stepping into the lap of luxury (or at least a cozy bed).

As I inspected the scene, tiny paw prints were imprinted on the bedsheets, telling a story of midnight adventures and unexpected escapades. It was a comical sight, imagining a mouse enjoying a temporary holiday in my absence.

The intrusion, though unexpected, became a source of amusement rather than frustration. The mouse, in its unintentional mischief, added a touch of whimsy to the routine of daily life.

After a thorough cleaning and securing any potential entry points, I couldn't help but marvel at the resilience and resourcefulness of this tiny, uninvited houseguest. It served as a gentle reminder that nature often finds its way into our carefully curated spaces, bringing with it moments of unpredictability.

While the mouse's impromptu visit was not part of the plan, it injected a dose of unexpected charm into my return home. The tiny explorer, unwittingly transported via a box, left behind a story that transcended the boundaries of annoyance, turning a potential inconvenience into a memorable anecdote. It's a testament to the unpredictable nature of life and a reminder that sometimes, even the smallest creatures can leave a lasting impression on the tapestry of our daily experiences.


Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

We dealt with this alot living back East. no fun. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Dec 07, 2023 04:22 AM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359

Hi Bill,

I spent a lot of sleepless nights waiting for that little visitor to be captured and returned to his own home!

Dec 09, 2023 12:31 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Cynthia. Look at the bright side, he found openings a home inspector might have missed and at no charge, ha, ha!  Enjoy your day.

Dec 07, 2023 04:29 AM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359

Hi Wayne,

I think that little fellow was carried in from a box that came out of a storage room.  Our exterminator found no entry points and despite it looked like an army of mice were in the house only 1 was every caught!  

Have a great mouse free day!

Dec 09, 2023 12:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

And are you sure it's gone and not hiding somewhere? Those guys are tiny!

Dec 07, 2023 05:35 AM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359

Hi Kat,

I believe the little critter must be gone because that happened last year and no evidence since!  Believe me, I am always on the watch for any evidence :-). 

Happy Holidays!

Dec 09, 2023 12:34 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

With the change of seasons from warm to cold it is not unusual to see their presence but that's why traps are made.

Dec 07, 2023 05:59 AM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359


I have clearly posted a Do Not Enter sign!


Dec 09, 2023 12:35 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I have never seen a mouse paw print, and I have dealt with a whole lot of mice in my lifetime. I've also never had them get into beds. They generally search for food.

Dec 07, 2023 08:34 PM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359


Lol!  The "paw print" helped the story :-). It was on the top of the bed and I couldn't believe it either!!!  I was panicked!  I have white comforters and it was clearly mouse evidence.  We don't eat in our beds and our home is cleaned professionally on a weekly basis.  I do live near farmland and I suppose that it part of that lifestyle.

Dec 09, 2023 12:37 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Cute story. I swear that one time my old dad brought a mouse in his suitcase all the way from Vancouver to Maui. His oldhouse was full of them. 

Dec 09, 2023 02:42 PM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359

Georgie, This is funny but not funny, believe me, I understand.  Lol!

Dec 10, 2023 05:58 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

You are such a good writer!!  Very clever and like the ending--so many pp would consider this a very inconvenient and icky situation but you also looked at the bright side!

Dec 12, 2023 11:50 AM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

One of my clients was purchasing a log cabin and it had an uninvited guest...a bat. The bat was leaving evidence around the home and we even saw it hanging on one of the walls above the second floor. The owner had to hire somebody to fix the point of entry and to get rid of the guest before my clients bought it. 

Jan 03, 2024 10:22 AM
Cynthia Grimes 443-506-0359
BHHS PenFed Realty- Office 240-815-9040 - Frederick, MD
"With You Every Step Home!"

Anne Corbin, in my opinion there are some guest I could do without and a bat would be one of them :-).  

Jan 03, 2024 03:45 PM