The cats have been unusually edgy during the l,ast 2-3 weeks. Two weeks ago a mouse, the first I've had in 3 years, darted across backdrop of sink and disappeared behind fridge. The fridge, a replacement from landlord, was pushed beneath a cabinet and cant be moved...if it dies, like the last 3 he brought in, they'll have to smash it to remove it. In short, it almost impossible to get back and see what the mousies are doing. I have no problem using poison for mice because I'm highly allergic to their fluff and muck. 3 years ago I bought plaster and made cement and filled every hole and crack with steel wool and then cement. It seems this needs to be an annual project. Now I have 2 inquisitive male cats, one of whom eats anything that doesnt gobble him up first. This is same dude who dived headlong into toilet bowl and jumped on stove next to a cooking pot because he smelled chicken. I would close doors to keep him safe, but only the bathroom has a door and if its closed, there are two pathetic beggars pawing at it asking to be let in to see what fun I'm having without them. Poison was out and most NY mice outwit snap traps. ahhhhh, glue traps! I thought glue traps would be safe if placed far enough from cats. There is no such length 'far enough from cats.' I came home yesterday and only Shortie was in his usual spot waiting to meet&greet, rolling on his back, mewing away waiting for a tummy pat...no Mr. B to be found. Call him 3x, nothing. Now I know something's wrong, but not sure what's up. Very small apt, I walk thru living room past bathroom toward kitchen and glance in bathroom to see if he's in litterbox. There's a glue trap upside down on the bathroom rug. I thought I would find a mouse stuck to it, there was only cat fluff on it. By that time, Mr. B had quietly crept out from his hiding place and came into bathroom to see if I found his problem. If something happens during the day, he'll usually indicate something happened by going to the problem and then standing and staring at me. The trap had been placed far beneath a book case with barely an inch of space between it and floor. How this 18lb mass of hair pushed his fat furry paw thru there and far back to inch out the trap must have been a treat to see. I'm sure the Shortcake was entertained for hours. But the look on Mr. B's face was one of great distress and anxiety--he's an easy read most times and was clearly upset and tired. Not only did this sticky thing attach itself to him, he must have raced around trying to get away from it. I'm amazed that only one paw was involved. I wasnt sure where he'd lost fur until after he ate and relaxed and let me check him a bit. Only one paw was involved and he kept trying to lick off the glue that remained there. To further compound his distress, I scooped him up and grabbed cuticle scissors to make some tiny snips and remove the glue. I could have used nail polish remover but that would have freaked him completely. The 2nd snip brought a yelp and hiss, that ended the manicure session. He looked back at me as he slinked away as if to say, thanks....thanks alot. He went inside a box they use for a hiding place and it has a towel inside they cuddle with. He stuffed himself inside (its Boo2's hiding place) but kept himself near the 'door' so he could watch me and Boo2 but not be disturbed. By this morning, he was his naughty self, chasing a toy around.