Here’s a unique change. Not only am I enjoying my Toyota, I’m thrilled to support a company that takes such pride in creating a habitat for the lower mammals of the earth. Thanks to their expert engineering, I’ve discovered the vehicle is a wonderful breeding structure for mice.
While they don’t have the white-gloved hands and booties of Mickey, they do provide all sorts of adventure.
I’ve learned to S-curve through traffic lanes like Vin Diesel in a drug chase—and still maintain control—when one of the furry little fellas skitters across my lap. Some folks pay big bucks for driving schools to gain the same skills. Hah! They should get a Toyota.
Previously, I’d toss a winter emergency kit in the car and forget about it, but with the Toyota Mouse Add-On, I’m reminded to check supplies frequently in order to restock the Luna Bars and shake the mouse droppings out of the chewed blankets. While I’m at it, I check the flashlight batteries—which are okay because the vermin can’t chew through the handle, but thank goodness for the mousy reminder.
Of course, the cabin air filter has to be changed more often because this is the prime nesting spot to raise babies. It’s also the central intersection of air flow evenly distributing that tangy essence of mouse wee with an undertone of damp fur. At $30 a pop, that’s small cheese to pay for the wild scent of living in a mouse hole.
I realize Toyota must ignore the numerous websites and forums yammering about this problem. It would cost entirely too much to expend the 20 cents it costs for screening. Besides, the company knows how Americans love to tinker with their cars, prying off the fenderwells and door panels in order to mouseproof the vents ourselves. It makes the car DIY interactive.
Because Kitty is ill, the best thing I’ve learned about the Toyota Mouse House is: How to handle snakes. Digipicsphotography tells me letting a reptile snoop around when parked in the garage puts a big kink in rodent traffic. But adding a snake as a passenger is a real plus. The reptile LOVES the heated seats (how thoughtful of the company). And he keeps the car mousefree. One of the added benefits…I don’t even have to lock the car when the snake is curled up on seat.
Keep up the great engineering for animals, Toyota.
WIN-WIN for Everyone!