Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Mouse Hotel -- oooo, scary!

Last year we also constructed a Mouse Hotel for the front steps. This is much easier to make than a jack-o'-lantern because you don't need to clean out the pumpkin. Just cut a few holes and stick in some plastic mice from the dollar store. Easy-peasy!


Here's my attempt at an arty photo with witch's hats, candy and rubber rats. Yeah, I know -- "don't give up my day job." The rats' names are Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Fang. They squeak when squeezed and have been with us for a few years now. Her Royal Highness the cat does not care for them. I think it's their little evil red eyes and long ratty tails.


And here's a blurry action shot from the front steps on Halloween night 2010. Scary, eh? LOL!


29 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

This is too cute! I love the witchy hats too ;-)

Lois said...

That is so cute. Pumpkins go missing from my front porch, so we can't put them out until the 31st. My cat kiki would love to have her own mouse hotel...

Suzie Ridler said...

OMG! That is scary and cute at the same time, LOL. I love it, low maintenance Halloween, that rocks!

DEZMOND said...

oh, my, those rats look nasty, I'd scream and jump into your arms if I saw them :)

Plowing Through Life said...

I love this idea!

Snap said...

Love the mice! But I think Teddy and Cassie would both want to play with them.

Jane said...

LOVE this!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a good idea!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Cute idea....very clever. Oma Linda

Winter Slytherin @ Mother Moons said...

Someone posted a picture of a pumpkin giving birth to another pumpkin... pushing and grunting faces on the mom and a big crying face on the baby. That was definitely different!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

what a cute idea...will tell them about it at wrh as they need something easy to do.

Joyful Things said...

love the mice!

turquoisemoon said...

Now that is fun!!!!

CorvusCorax12 said...

haha..love it

Bird said...

Love this idea, Debra. This is really cute. I have some nice big rats around here somewhere but they're in a box from when we moved here 3 years ago and I still can't find them... and we're working on moving again within the next 6 months. Maybe they'll turn up for the next Halloween. lol

laughingwolf said...

verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry scaaaaaaaaaaaaaaary! :)

AlbertaMama said...

What a great idea! I love it :) Halloween is one of my all time favourites.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Possitively Bone Chilling

Kathy said...

You're giving me so many ideas for next Halloween. So very clever!

danjor21 said...

I might take this idea and make more gruesome...I'll use real mice and rats!

Sara said...

I love this idea.

dbs said...

Genius.

Jenny said...

I'm making this! Love it!

Sarah said...

Love love love love!!! I wanna do one of those!! Huge hugs:)

Jim said...

You gals are SO imaginative! Don't know if I'd want a treat from this house though! lol

laurie said...

thats crazy cute! Never saw this before!

Judy said...

I like the mouse hotel...maybe I'll make one this year...thanks for the idea...

Tricky Nag said...

LOVE the mouse hotel. I would totally do it too, except I'm not sure I could handle the plastic mice.

Jeanne said...

Love the front porch photo!! Could possibly scare the bejeezus out of a someone!