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I showed the video to our cat, he's threatening to let our mice live if we don't buy the more expensive cat food.


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I don't have that problem with my pianos, but I have seen similar mice/rat nests/beds in my metal tool box drawers in my detached garage. I don't have a cat, although a neighbor's cat will mill around my place from time to time; but there are a few king snakes, and rat snakes around my place that will eliminate the mice problem, in lieu of a cat.

I don't have a problem with the snakes in or near my garage, as long as they are not poisonous.

Hope all is well with you, Max!

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Originally Posted by Rickster
I don't have that problem with my pianos, but I have seen similar mice/rat nests/beds in my metal tool box drawers in my detached garage. I don't have a cat, although a neighbor's cat will mill around my place from time to time; but there are a few king snakes, and rat snakes around my place that will eliminate the mice problem, in lieu of a cat.

I don't have a problem with the snakes in or near my garage, as long as they are not poisonous.

Hope all is well with you, Max!

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In the desert Southwest, rodents are always an issue. I don’t have cats but a Senior adopted Airedale who if nothing else can smell them and find the nests. The pack rats make nests everywhere and when we stored firewood for winter in the backyard, our dog would try to dig them out. The pack rats then put big thorns and goat heads at the entrance. After we treated our dog’s nose once or twice, she left the woodpile alone. We had to dig through the woodpile regularly to get rid of those spiked nests. Thankfully we have a healthy bobcat, coyote, owl and snake populations.


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That explains why middle C was squeaky!


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Can this stand a repeat?

Spiders and moths
and possums and sloths
and pigs and emus
and large kengurus
and tigers and mice
and lions and lice
like a fata morgana
live in your piana.
They thrive on Tschaikowsky,
Chopin and Mussorgsky,
some Bach and Gounod
while they wait for Godot.
They love when you play,
and surely will stay
as long as you like.
But careful, don't strike
any dissonant chords
that upset the hordes.
'Cause when they start charging
and all come barging
you will be outmanned,
and there goes your grand!
So play pianissimo,
not too fortissimo
and you will abide
all the critters inside.


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Originally Posted by ChatNoir
Can this stand a repeat?

Spiders and moths
and possums and sloths
and pigs and emus
and large kengurus
and tigers and mice
and lions and lice
like a fata morgana
live in your piana.
They thrive on Tschaikowsky,
Chopin and Mussorgsky,
some Bach and Gounod
while they wait for Godot.
They love when you play,
and surely will stay
as long as you like.
But careful, don't strike
any dissonant chords
that upset the hordes.
'Cause when they start charging
and all come barging
you will be outmanned,
and there goes your grand!
So play pianissimo,
not too fortissimo
and you will abide
all the critters inside.


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Originally Posted by ChatNoir
Can this stand a repeat?

Spiders and moths
and possums and sloths
and pigs and emus
and large kengurus
and tigers and mice
and lions and lice
like a fata morgana
live in your piana.
They thrive on Tschaikowsky,
Chopin and Mussorgsky,
some Bach and Gounod
while they wait for Godot.
They love when you play,
and surely will stay
as long as you like.
But careful, don't strike
any dissonant chords
that upset the hordes.
'Cause when they start charging
and all come barging
you will be outmanned,
and there goes your grand!
So play pianissimo,
not too fortissimo
and you will abide
all the critters inside.


I don't know how I missed this, ChatNoir! Bravo, I love it!

As to mice, they are discovered regularly in older pianos that have gone into disuse. If you play your piano daily for any amount of time, no mouse/rat/ or "kenguru" will want to live there.... unless they play, and then I am sure they will be welcome guests.

Cheers!


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Thank you, Mr. Galassini.
As a true Chat, more gray now than black, I know how to keep the mice at a distance.


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...but dissonant chords, achingly beautiful when appropriate, are what jazz is all about.


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