Monday, July 10, 2006


I'd planned to get to bed early tonight. That was before I walked out of the bathroom and froze. Not because it's cold in Melbourne but because there was a rat in the oven.

No, I'm not making up things to blog about this stuff really DOES HAPPEN! It's pretty disgusting and I hope that it doesn't reflect on my housekeeping abilities but there was a rat IN the OVEN!!

So I froze and gestured wildly at the man who looked confused but did some really stealthy manoeuvres and managed to turn the gas on. We eventually decided that the gas idea wasn't working and the man frantically tore apart the bottom of the oven. Of course Mr Rat had by then made his escape from the Ascot Vale concentration camp oven and we were left peering into the neat little hole (aka his escape route) that leads to the back of all our cupboards.

Scarily enough this is not the first rat to be seen in this house. Just last week the man (quite brutally I'm told) 'took care of' this guys not so little friend. I didn't see the first rat but the one in the oven was HUGE. I've seen dogs smaller than this thing! When I first saw it I thought the man was cooking something! Something furry...and rat-like.

So anyway, I'm grateful to the rat in a small way for giving me something (even if it's something disgusting) to blog about. I will update later (hopefully tomorrow) on the rat situation. At the moment there are three traps in the oven eagerly awaiting Mr Rats arrival.

- Jen


Tony said...

Are you sure it wasn't a pedigree Siberian hamster?

Anonymous said...

Shoulda just cooked him for 30 minutes at 180 degrees. Baste lightly every 3 to 4 minutes.
Delicious. ;)

Anonymous said...

I can help out with the rat problem


jenu said...

He he 'it no rat it hamster'!!

The Student said...

"Of course Mr Rat had by then made his escape from the Ascot Vale concentration camp oven"

Couldn't have slipped in that you had Spandau Ballet playing in the background during this?