I stood on the furniture as I tried to work out where it was (didn't really need those slippers, did I?) I eventually 'encouraged' it to run into a spare room which I duly barricaded to prevent a return visit.
I asked him to leave, as I shuffled him along, telling him I really didn't want to kill him, but he had to go. I was so pumped with adrenaline, I couldn't settle down and sleep for hours.
The next night I discovered rats don't have much respect for barricades. Sighing, after another sleepless night, I set a trap.
Rats don't have much respect for traps either - well this one didn't! The trap would go off, and so would the cheese, in spite of the fact that it was tied on securely.
I was talking to my friend, Karen one night and complaining about my new roomie. She asked if I had asked for 'help' with the problem. Well, no I hadn't...
So that night, I had a little chat to my angels, guides and spirit family and asked could they please make the rat go away, or something....
The next day I woke up and went into the spare room. The trap had been completely dismantled and the rat was dead some distance away. Although he'd been a nuisance, I must admit I felt sad for him....and then I looked at my trap, having a good whinge about it being totally trashed.
As I was driving to work, I realised that I'd had more help than I'd expected. I am not a violent person, so although I'd set the trap, the idea of actually trapping a rat in it was repugnant, and it would have been extremely difficult for me to disengage it. So, not only had the rat issue been sorted, but I had been saved the bother of ever having to use that trap again!
Thank you Angels!
Remember not all assistance comes in the way we expect it to!
with love, respect and integrity