Friday, October 24, 2014

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid

In the spirit of Halloween, I offer this harrowing household hint: you know that tray at the bottom of your toaster that catches crumbs? The aptly named "crumb tray"? Well, apparently if you don't empty it for, say, two years, this is interpreted in the mouse world as a free all-you-can-eat buffet.

The other night, I stepped into our kitchen and flipped on the light just in time to see a mouse butt and tail disappear into our toaster. That's right. A MOUSE. In our TOASTER. If I happened to be carrying a pumpkin bucket full of candy at the time, you can BET it would have been flung. Really flung.

Without going into too much detail about the resultant trauma, let's just say that when it came time to sit down and come up with an idea for promotional Halloween art, a scary image jumped to mind. So here's wishing you a Halloween filled with monsters, not mice.