Ron Weasel-y

Remember last month when I added Ermione Granger to my collection of ethically taxidermied creatures who look great in clothes?  And then I said the next step would be to find Ron Weasel-y and then Victor threatened to divorce me if I didn’t stop buying dead animals?

Well, my marriage is still intact because this morning I woke up to find a very special surprise package from my friend, Lindsay.

IT’S RON WEASEL-Y, YOU GUYS:

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Honestly, it’s like they were made for each other.
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Next step…Draco Mousefoy.

PPS.  As requested, more book tour dates coming soon!  Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Gaithersburg, Annapolis and more!  Details to come…

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  1. Ooh, you’re finally getting close to DC! Woo hoo!!

  2. Congrrats! I’m sure they’ll be happy together. I’m digging the cape on Ron.

  3. If you ever came to Pensacola, FL….well, I don’t know what I would do, but it would be awesome….if awesome means squeaking….

  4. Is the step after that Harry Trotter? Can pigs be taxidermied? Why do I not know this?

  5. Next you’ll need a Harry Otter and the Hogwarts crew will be complete!

  6. He’s even a red head! Perfect!

  7. please write stories about all the adventures they have!

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  8. That is just fantastic! They’re a very cute couple.

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  9. WHERE do you find these things? Also, SO AWESOME I CAN’T EVEN.

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  10. BOSTON?! brb dying of joy.

  11. AW they look like they’re smiling!

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  12. Someday those animals are going to be in the Smithsonian.

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  13. YES! Boston!

  14. YOU’RE COMING TO CHARLOTTE???!!! OMGYAY!!!

  15. Did Scabbers escape again?

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  16. So are you going to get Harry Possum after that?

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  17. Lovely! And PS, please come to Toronto! =)

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  18. I hope you’re taking good care of you… and that your RA isn’t giving you too much grief!

    Also: They’re awesome.

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  19. 19
    Heather Greywolf

    Jenny, WHEN are you going to be in Boston??? I have wanted to meet you for years, and will be utterly devastated if you’re in town and I miss you while you’re here!!!

  20. COME TO NASHVILLE!!!!

  21. Yay!! So glad you’re adding Atlanta to the tour.

  22. Don’t forget Severus Snap-ing Turtle

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  23. I would strongly advise you to stop in Vancouver BC. I think its only fair.

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  24. He’s magnificent!! Now please please please come to Seattle!!!!

  25. 25
    wasnt_serious

    BOSTON!!! Hurray! Happy Dance time!!!

    Love the weasel you found to play Ron…he’s fantastic and perfect for the part. :)

  26. Come to Seattle! I promise we’re not nearly as unfriendly as everyone suspects. And I have a fake wolf hat I can wear!

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  27. That… is…

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  28. Ha! You have to stop BUYING dead animals but that doesn’t mean you have to stop adding to your collection!! Hopefully he won’t catch on and modify his initial statement to “I will divorce you if you keep bringing dead animals into this house.” I don’t know what I would do if given that kind of ultimatum. I would seriously have to consider my options! =)

  29. 29
    Beth Tyrrell

    Harry Possum or Hare-y Potter?

  30. BOSTON! YAY, I will be there! Love you Jenny!

  31. And then an otter named… Hairy (or “Harry” if you must) Otter!

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  32. Reading your book, Jenny! Wouldn’t have thought you were the same person as on your delicious blog. Both AMAZING but different. Way to go. Love, Laurie F.

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  33. OH EM GEE! Too cute. Now I feel the need to knit them little Gryffindor scarves.

    Oh – also, joyous news – you’ve added another tour date in my area so not only do I get to see you in Gaithersburg but I get to stalk you, ahem, see you as well in Annapolis!

  34. 34
    dawne shaw

    Yay! I can do Charlotte! Asheville would be better – it is a really wierd city that you would love!

  35. OH Ron Weasely will you marry me!??

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  36. I second Jennifer’s sentiment – PLEASE come to Seattle!

  37. I agree with Adrasteia – you need a stop in Seattle! Not everyone is a crazy riot-er! some of us are just crazy! hehe!

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  38. Shreveport, Louisana sadly was not added. :(

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  39. In honor of your husband, you should have Viktor Krum.

    As for coming up to Boston, yes, awesome!

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  40. Woo Hoo!!
    Also PLEASE, PLEASE, PUH-LEEEEEEZZZEEE come to Baton Rouge. Or New Orleans. Or Biloxi. I’m willing to drive!!

  41. Next needs to be Harry Otter!

  42. Perfect! He’s even a ginger!

  43. I keep checking to see if you’ll come to Chicago… I had to laugh when I saw Gaithersburg on the list. The small(ish) town where I grew up. Really… Gaithersburg makes the list and Chicago doesn’t. Oh well.

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  44. He looks damn fine in his robe. And I am not one for taxidermied animals.

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  45. I love it! And I agree that this does not qualify for the BUYING since it was a gift. Can’t wait to see the next addition to the collection!

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  46. I can offer you a squirrel. That’s all I got.

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  47. Obviously Victor can’t expect you to refuse gits from your legions of admirers. So your new additions will just have to come to you that way.

    Perhaps you should think about opening a museum of sorts. You could charge admission- like Ripley’s; but it’d be better because they’re all yours. Victor couldn’t complain if it was a money making venture.

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  48. ohmygodohmygodohmygod you’re coming to Charlotte. I know exactly when it’s going to happen, too. When I’m on vacation. But it will not change my adoration for you one bit.

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  49. DUMBO-DORE!!!!

  50. can you PLEASE come somewhere halfway close to Syracuse NY?!?!? We are an hour north of there stationed at Fort Drum (Army) and I know several people here who would be THRILLEd to see you!!!!!!!! and Ron is super awesome!!!!!

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  51. I can’t stop laughing at the wizarding weasels.

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  52. I can’t believe we’re getting you in Annapolis!!!!! Happy Dance!!!!

  53. Check, I’ll be on the lookout for Mousefoy.

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  54. Love the cloak. Ermione needs a little Gryffindor tie.

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  55. Please please please come to Nashville!!! I know a dozen or so people who’d be very happy.

  56. 56
    Amy Lewis

    Seattle! Please come to Seattle!

  57. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Meerkat-niss Everdeen and her fellow tributes. Don’t leave a sistah hangin’.

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  58. 58
    Kendal Cushman

    Jenny when are you coming to Canada for your book tour? We northerns who are sustainable to snow and weak in our knees to your writing abilities are waiting very anxiously!! I hope you can make it to my native land. I’m sure there are plenty of ancient native barriel grounds where we can play hopscotch or have our own ‘zombie apocalypse’ tea party on. You have no idea how much I want to be your gay best friend. Texas hates gays, but I love coin purses so we’re TOTALLY a match!

    COME TO CANADA! (eh)

    Much love and tipping my hat to you;

    Kendal Cushman
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  59. You’re coming to Boston – yay!

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  60. Stuffed rabbit. Hare-y Potter.

  61. still speechless…. thats all

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  62. AWWWWW! They are so cute together!!!!! He’s even a redhead! I swear, Imma have to start getting me some dead animal goodness soon, before I derp all over yours! My hubs is gonna hate me so bad…LOL

  63. I finally got a rooster! Mine is only about 3 feet tall but I had to have one because of you :)
    Named him: Richard the Rooster
    AKA: Dick the Cock

  64. Charlotte?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!! Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina ;) Yay! & I squealed with joy for you, Ermione & Ron Weasel-y (fully confirming my coworkers guess that I’m not quite right in the head) love, love

    ps – if you haven’t seen it, you must watch Mister Rogers & Me, leaves you feeling warm & fuzzy in a good way

  65. THAT’S THE CUTEST GRYFFINDOR ROBE EVAR.

    Also, I’m so excited you’re coming to Atlanta!!! That’s where IIII AAMMMMM!!

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  66. I love that Ron is a ginger! So perfect.

  67. Ooh! Boston! I could probably make that one. Maybe you could sign over your signature in my signed copy. Or add some punctuation. I’m not picky, really.

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  68. 68
    Stephanie

    Jenny, will you come to Denver? Pleassseee!!!!

  69. Midwest? Please? Omaha would be great, but I will settle for Kansas City!

  70. Hot Damn! Your’re coming to Atlanta! Absolutely love Ron.

  71. Haha! Love it!

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  72. Ermione looks so happy and Ron Weasel-y is like, “Oh yeah, I’m the weasel.” They’re a cute couple. I can’t wait to see Draco Mousefoy when he eventually shows up at your doorstep.

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  73. 73
    SummerYdoj

    Chicago or Milwaukee?? I live equal distance between the two. Milwaukee has brats and beer and festivals. Chicago has museums, booze, baseball and the lakefront.

    I finished the audiobook last week. Can’t wait for Book 2 to come out. No pressure or anything. {{Hint, Hint}}I guess until then I’ll have to settle for the “In Death” series by J.D. Robb. I’m on Book 3 of the series. I can’t get enough of Eve and Roarke.

  74. Lol. I love how Ron is taller than Ermine, just like in the books. Except that in the books all the charters weren’t weasels. Which, come to think of it, would have made those books way cooler.

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  75. OMG Draco Mouse-foy I just choked on my coffee.

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  76. Harry Otter? Pretty please?

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  77. Um… so… I got so excited I ran screaming into my Husband’s office and he immediately assumed I was having a panic attack and threw my klonopin at me. Just a question, you know… in theory… if someone like me were to want a picture or to hug you (because you’ve been super supportive of me, i.e. donating to my Wish Upon A Hero for my Husband and commenting on my own blog when I was in the grips of weeks and weeks of anxiety and depression), I wouldn’t be taken down by security would I? Should I wear a shirt that says, “Don’t shoot, I’m awkward and she knows me kind of!”

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  78. 78
    flarglepuf

    How is Dumbledormouse not on the list?

  79. What a lovely couple!

    I’m so terribly upset I missed you when you were down in Miami :( I got some type of modern bubonic plague – this is what happens when you let a baby cough all over your face. Be warned!

    P.S. The dolls in the background sort of creep me out. Not your fault. Just this phobia carried over from childhood. That required therapy time. And, um, I’ll chat with you later. I need to go call my therapist now.

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  80. Oh, and I’ll be the one squealing and passing out like an 80’s Michael Jackson fan in Atlanta. JUST SO YOU KNOW AND CAN PREPARE YOURSELF. THE END.

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  81. First of all BOSTOOOOON!!! Secondly, I think you should go for Draco Moosefoy, although I acknowledge that the scale would be all off with a moose, and they are definitely harder to pack for travel.

  82. 82
    Jessabella

    BOSTON!!! I can’t wait!!!! You just made my day!!!!!!!!!!

  83. I don’t think you’re setting your sights high enough. Forget Draco Mousefoy.

    Try to find Drago Malfoy. Surely you can find a stuffed Komodo Dragon…

  84. Is Chicago listed in the “and more”? Because I would love that, please.

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  85. YAY!!!!!!! You’re coming to Atlanta!!!!!

  86. Friends of mine in the Annapolis and DC area are thrilled you’ll be there. You’ll have more friendly faces to great you. :-)

    I never, in a million years, ever thought I’d say, “hey that’s really cute” to taxidermy. But that is really, really cute. LOL!

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  87. A charming couple indeed!

    Now when are you coming to Milwaukee please please please?

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  88. This is when you know you’ve made it: When people send you dead animals in the mail. Also – where did you find some an impossibly tiny cloak? (did you add any patches to make it look more “authentic?”)

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  89. He has such a knowing, yet impish look about him. Almost… weasel-y, you know?
    Also – I’m loving the printables (even though I can’t print them because I’m out of ink).

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  90. They look perfect!

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  91. I’m not sure what’s happening to me, but I actually said (out loud no less) “Aren’t they cute together?!”.

  92. Harry Otter: The Weasle who Lived.
    Harry Otter and the Order of the Weasle?

    Did you know Otters are related to weasles? BECAUSE THEY ARE. It’s like this was meant to happen.

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  93. If I had the resources, I’d send along a “hairy otter” …

  94. When are you going to be in Charlotte? That is SOOOOO close to me

  95. I’m trying to decide whether to just visit you in Gaithersberg, or whether to also visit you in Annapolis. Whichever seems more creepy.

  96. boston? boston! squeal! SO.EXCITED.

  97. 97
    Keaven Neely

    YOU’RE COMING TO ATLANTA!!!!! THAT’S ONLY A 4 HOUR DRIVE FOR ME AND MY HUSBAND PROMISED I COULD GO IF YOU CAME THAT CLOSE. The only problem is that it’s on my daughter’s 5th birthday. Which I can’t miss… but I can totally take her on a trip to Atlanta to meet you for her 5th birthday!!! As long as hubby okay’s it. See you next week (Hopefully)

  98. He’s absolutely perfect? I do have to wonder… what species will Harry be? Or will he simply be Hairy Potter so you won’t be locked into any one?

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  99. OMG HE IS MAGNIFICENT. That is one HOT weasel.

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  100. Okay. I just saw Harry Otter, and Amy from #83… you’re right. It does have to be an Otter.

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  101. XDDDDDDDDDD
    That is all.

  102. I found some pictures from Life magazine showing a (live! well, at the time) squirrel in costume: http://lollingabout.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/its-almost-friday/
    Totally made me think of you. Have you considered dressing up small woodland creatures?

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  103. OH MY GOD YOU HAVE BLYTHE DOLLS!?!?! I have 2, and just bought a 3rd today! I have a Very Vicki as well. =D

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  104. What about Harry Otter? And Jenny Weasl-y is a must so he has a mate.

  105. Next up, Hairy Potter?

  106. I’m moving from Atlanta in two weeks! ARGH! I’ll be waiting with the patience of a taxidermied weasel to find out the date.

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    Diana Williams

    Yay Atlanta! BOOO! I have to go out of town for work. (tear runs down my cheek)

  108. Is it sad that I booked a day around you coming to Gaithersburg? While the other 100 or so authors at the event will have a few people, you’ll have a line. I will be in it! I am bringing a gift.

    WG

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  109. Oh hooray! Love the Hogwarts robes on Ron Weasel-y, him and Ermione are perfect :D

  110. Love that he’s a ginger!

  111. This makes me want to read the Harry Potter books and become familiar with the characters so I can find you the best piece to add to this collection in hopes to bribe you to come to Arizona.

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  112. A big ol’ Hare-y Potter would work, too.

  113. Sorry, I also think Ron Weasel-y is brilliant. I just got so excited by the Blythes that I fell off my chair and saw right past Ron for a few minutes. Easily distracted.

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  114. Yay for Charlotte! I will so be there.

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  115. Ron Weasel-y is brilliant! He looks perfect with Ermione Granger.

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  116. Little Rock?? Memphis??

  117. I feel like Ron Weasel-y might need a tailor. Or maybe it’s just difficult to find clothes to fit when you’re a taxidermied weasel…

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  118. I agree with Morgan J, but it should be spelled “Hairy Otter”!

  119. What kind of animal is appropriate for Hairy Potter? A mink perhaps? On a mission to find a mink with a thunderbolt on it’s forehead!

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  120. Don’t forget Severus Snake, Albus Dumbledog, and Lord Voldemouse.

  121. Will we be seeing this collection soon at Targets?

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  122. Otter. The next step should be Hairy Otter. I second the above posts.
    I also could eat this post. Everything good in my brain was said above!

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  123. But Draco should be a ferret, not a mouse! An amazing bouncing ferret!

  124. I fear that perhaps you are a little….not right in the head.

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  125. Ha! They do look perfect together. As they should. (Also, what is it with Harry Potter lately? I’ve been seeing/reading about him everywhere. Also writing, as you can see.)

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  126. And duh, I didn’t have to wait for the date, it was right there in the link. I smart. I visit you the 16th.

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  127. The Charlotte link takes me to past events only. I can’t figure out which store you’ll be at or when. Please let us know!!!

  128. Boston? Boston! Omg!

  129. What about Hairy Otter?
    Love it.

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  130. OH.EM.GEE you are coming to Charlotte!

  131. 133
    missicat

    Love Ron Weasl-y! Annapolis is great – getting closer to D.C…..closer and closer!

  132. Please please PLEASE come to Philly!!!!!!!! Us Jersey folk need to see you!!!
    Congrats on the weasel!! I, too enjoy Harry Otter. :)

  133. I was all WOOHOO, I get to meet the Bloggess in Atlanta…. and then I was all OH NOEZ, I have class that night. >_< Maybe I'll get an ethically taxidermied present to make it up to me.

  134. Oh, the jacket is perfect. Dashing.

    (Sigh) Your stuffed weasel has nicer clothes than I do. :(

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  135. OMG, 11 days till I get to meet you in Gaithersburg!!! I am so freaking excited!

  136. [IMG]http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz6/MV1992/ProfessorQ.png[/IMG]
    >:D

  137. His cape is fantastic.

    I love that you’ve put Ermione Granger and Ron Weasel-y in front of your Blythes :D

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  138. When you’re right, you’re right. They are completely made for each other.

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  139. I know Detroit is a blight in Michigan but you must come here! On the bright side, we do have Eminem.

  140. You. Are. Awesome.

    That is all.

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  141. Perfection. Uncle Sam says we have to leave the country for three years starting this summer… will you be doing overseas tours? ;-)

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  142. One of the previous noters said your next acquisition is Harry Otter. That person needs a high-five and a cookie.
    Also? I’m catching up on your blog in a quiet computer lab on campus. HUGE mistake. I’m about to pee myself from stifling giggles.

  143. come to minneapolis and i will hook you up with guy who made this.

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  144. 146
    Robs Cuevas

    Hairy Otter – I LOLed at that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just finished your book and there were so many parts that brought me to tears, either from laughter or empathy……..I appreciated every page. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  145. 147
    Shannon Jablonski

    This whole time I have been wishing for you to come down to Georgia or somewhere close by so I could participate in this wonderful tour, and now you’ll be in Atlanta 2 days after I start work at my internship in Madison, WI. Noooooooooooo.

  146. 148
    Purseonality

    I would think the holy grail would be Harry Otter.

  147. Harry Otter is defo needed too!

    Also, your book is on its way to me, uk edition! I can’t wait! :D

  148. 150
    Purseonality

    Oh darn, someone else already thought of that.

  149. Ahhhhh!!! Both Gaithersburg AND Annapolis are close to me! I am gonna meet the Bloggess. I’m so excited I might pee myself. I’ll try not to. I’m at work. Might not be professional.

    But I am still super excited. Look out Jenny, here I come! (That wasn’t supposed to be threatening. Please don’t hide in the bathroom. I am completely harmless and a big dork).

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  150. Squirrelius Black. That is all.

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  151. 153
    Jen Lathrop

    Atlanta? Squeeeeeeeeeeee! I’ll be there!

  152. How about Virginia Beach? It’s nice here……

  153. DEeeeennver Coloraaaaadooooooo… -mind control noises-

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  154. What, no Lord Vole de Mort? Or maybe Severus Snake?

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  155. Ann Arbor, MI. C’mon, we love book signings. And ethically taxidermied animals. Ok, the truth is, I wasn’t aware there was a difference in the way animals are taxidermied. Now that I’m coming clean, I’ll also confess that I didn’t know you could use taxidermy as a verb. Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to coin my own word–verbifiy. That would be when you take a noun and turn it into a verb. Like taxidermied. Or also verbicize would be a good word, too. One last confession, my guess is people in Ann Arbor actually may not appreciate taxidermied animals (whether done ethically or not) as much as I say we do. Um, it’s a little bit of a–how you say–granola-eating town so, maybe….it might be better to not, like, heavily publicize your love for taxidermy. You know, if you were to come here. Which after all of this, I still think you should. Just sayin’.

  156. Denver is beautiful this time of year!

  157. What about Arry Otter?

  158. 160
    JessEdge

    I am so excited for your Atlanta book signing!! I have requested a half day at work so I can drive up the 1hr 45 min. It also gives me an excuse to see my bf that lives up there. YAY!!

  159. That is gross and awesome all at the same time.

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  160. Please please come to Idaho…… You could sign my ipad since I bought your book digitally!

  161. I am without words to describe the awesomeness of this couple. No better match could there be under heaven. Congrats.

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  162. A match made in taxidermy heaven. Which is…come to think of it…earth.

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  163. When will you be in chArlotte ?? Does anyone know

  164. 166
    Nicole Rutherford

    Next step is actually Hooty Potter (owl) or Harry Otter (otter)!

  165. 167
    Angela Symes

    Dumbldoremouse?

  166. #1 Flippin’ AWESOME weasel!
    #2 When are you coming to Indianapolis? We NEED you here…our fair city is way too boring!

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  167. PPPLLLLEEEAASSEEEE COME WEST TO VEGAS!!!!!!!!!

  168. I am way jealous, not only by the fact that you have awesome taste in dead animals, but also by your relationship with Victor…in that he lets you have such a relationship with dead animals. I’ve already been warned that I can’t start showing more crazy than I already do. We’ll see how that goes.

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  169. Knowing that you found your Ron Weasel-y makes me irrationally happy. Like, it makes me feel like the world is an amazing place full of hope and wonder and awesome.

    HOORAY!!

  170. 172
    Teneisha

    Yessss you are coming to Atlanta!!! I will be there!

  171. OMFG.

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  172. Also, Dumble-boar, yes? Or do you think Victor would object to the size?

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  173. Glad to see that a few people are tracking with me on naming the next one “Viktor,” after Viktor Krum, of course, but your Viktor won’t know how it is spelled and also will feel priviledged that for a while Ermione Granger will actually prefer him over Ron Weasel-y.

    Marriage problems solved.

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  174. Stop before Harry Otter, because those are big & that might not go over well with Victor.

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    Revolos55

    Oh good, you managed to get the robe on him. I tried but I was afraid id break him and I was fresh out of Skele-Gro.

    I concur with the Harry Otter folk, and Draco the Amazing Bouncing Ferret would preserve the scale. Vole-demort would be awesome too. And I don’t think Victor can get too mad unless you decide to add a Dumbledeer to the collection ;)

    -Lindsay

    P.S. Super-psyched that you’re coming to Boston!

  176. Ummmmm, Nashville is very nice this time of year.

  177. Omigod omigod omigod – SO excited you’re coming to Gaithersburg! I live about a mile away from where you’ll be – I will crawl there if I have to.

  178. Hooray!!! Ermione has been lonely for too long!!!

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  179. It’s not winter right now, so it’s totally safe to come to Minnesota. You’d love Minneapolis! Come see us!

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    Some Other Jennifer

    I’m too lazy to read all the comments to find out if someone has already pointed out that you may consider a Draco Mal-ferret. Just for the sake of canon, plus bonus he’s a “bad” ferret. Or Mousefoy, it’s your collection, seriously get the pieces that make you furiously happy and to hell with canon.

  181. Totally. Awesome. But wait – what’s this about Boston??? *runs off to secure her place in line*

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    Shanna Herndon

    Ha! I love it:) You should come to Peoria, IL!

  183. You need to come to MN!!!

  184. Yay! More tour dates! you’re coming here! woo hoo!!!!

  185. I swear I never miss one of your posts but I never saw what you named the mouse from the mouse orchestra.

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  186. Ha ha with all this craziness I can see a little children’s cartoon version of Harry Potter coming and all the characters will be forest animals.

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  187. When I showed him the picture of Ermione, my 10 yr old spent the rest of the evening coming up with other HP names – Severus Snake was one. He also came up with Owl-us Dubledore and Tuna Lovegood (not sure if your passion for taxidermy runs to fish). I am afraid to think too deeply about what this means – my child was totally charmed by idea of a little taxidermied HP army.

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    Crazy Cat Lady

    Please come to Boston in the summertime …
    Now I have THIS http://youtu.be/UDRLZFgEoGw
    stuck in my head. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    BOSTON DETAILS! I’m abt 55% through the book, and you have me in tears. I can’t thank you enough for being so brave and honest, and helping US (us — all the crazies, not US the United States, although everyone should read your book, in the ENTIRE United States AND the world should read your book because you rock) out here know we’re not alone. Because when you hide places (i have been a closet case from way back) you don’t have a lot of reference for knowing there are others hiding too. Thank you for being a superhero.

    I’mma get drunk and get my wife to drive me so I won’t freak out and panic and stay home, and please, please please, will you sign my nook in sharpie?

  189. PLEASE COME TO BOSTON, YO! if you do, i promise to bring you a dead animal.

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  190. So, I was sitting here staring at that first picture thinking, “Damn. I bet that picture would look great framed on the wall.” WANT.

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    Crazy Cat Lady

    PS I love Ron and idk why “should read your book” came up twice. I blame typing around cats and/or being consumed with emotion and/or a satanic laptop.

  192. Charlotte??? YAY!!!! That’s only like an hour and a half away for me! I am SOOOO there!

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  193. 196
    Krishell

    Please come to MN!!!

  194. I think you need to start opening up your house as a museum of awesome.

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  195. 198
    noraisins

    Yay!!! Annapolis!!! Can’t wait and so glad you decided to come this way.

  196. Please tell me Ron is a barely post-pubescent vampire weasel contemplating an angst-riddled and wholly forbidden romance with a weir-ermine.

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  197. Please come to Mississippi. I would love the chance to meet you and get my book signed.

  198. They make a very cute couple.

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  199. Next up “Harry Otter” and “Neville Longpossum”

  200. Yes! Atlanta!!! Will be there with bells er…..something on.

  201. Voledemort. The rodent whose name must not be spoken. I must find him for you. Voles are tiny and tend to not look, well, imposing. Moledemort, sure. THAT would be easy. But a vole able to convey his evil intentions with his little taxidermied countenance alone…. My quest begins today.
    I will need your neighbor’s address because I want to read about her screams of terror and your further ostracisation from your neighbourhood on your blog.
    I am ON IT. I will not rest until I have found him and delivered him unto you. When I say I will not rest, I mean my soul will not rest because my body is going back to sleep. I worked all night y’all and I’m done stove up.
    Your shit rocks.
    And only my mom calls me poopsie.
    Robin

  202. They’re SO cute! And please come back to NY (closer to Binghamton!!!)??

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  203. Ron looks very pleased with himself, quite smug in fact. :)

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    TamaraPaints

    YAYAYAYAYAY!! Atlanta made the list!

  205. WHY ISN’T BOSTON CLICKABLE? I NEED INFO.
    P.S. You think Texas is fucked up? Ha. Boston has been tearing apart people’s sanity for centuries! It’s one of our specialties: historical crap, good hospitals, good colleges, and a LOT of really FUCKED UP SHIT. YAY BOSTON! (P.S. driving in Boston may give you an anxiety attack, and it is not a good idea to hide under cars, nor do cars have bathrooms in which to shut yourself, so I would go with TAXI)

  206. Boston, you say? You know, Rhode Island isn’t that far away from Boston and Newport is a great place for a book tour stop.
    I’m definitely going to try to get to Boston, though. : )

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  207. Is Ermione wearing Frankie Steins dress?????

  208. Come to Minneapolis!!!!! We love you up here!

  209. Sumpin is wrong here but I LIKE IT!!! It just makes me smile. lol. Fair Winds and Following Seas to the lil taxi’d couple. lol.

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  210. Your dead-animal thing has always been hilarious, but it makes much more sense (kind of?) after reading your book!

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  211. Harry Possum? Guinea (Pig) Weasley? Lord Voldemoth?
    Oh… too much fun!!!

  212. Yay! Can’t wait to see you in Atlanta!

  213. Ron is just fucking adorable. That is all.

  214. Boston? HOLY FVCK!

    I’m at the other end of the state, but I’ll come to Boston if I possibly, humanly can. When??

  215. I’m hoping you’ve seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXoQO74HXw
    Ron WEASley.

  216. dammit, JENNIFER ARCHIBALD LAWSON!!! Get you ass to SEATTLE!!!! PASKETTI dinner awaits. Love you, Carm

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  217. PLEASE bring the book tour to Pittsburgh!! We are very friendly people who put french fries on everything. You’d love us. PLEASE!

  218. 221
    Vanessa Becker

    Once you find your Harry Otter then Guinea Weasley and then it’ll be complete!

  219. I love the Harry Potter collection coming together. Now you just need a Moledemort. :)

  220. And after that Nevole Longbottom?

  221. Do they taxidermy bugs? Then you can have Albus Dumblebee or Albus Bumbledore. Either works. Then there’s always Mad-Eye Moosey or Mad-Eye Mousey, Severus Snake, Nymphadora Honks, and the ever popular Roosterius Hagrid?

    I could keep going, but I have to start dinner now.

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  222. Apparently your publisher doesn’t think people in the Northwest read your book. I did, and almost died, three times. Well, twice anyway legitimately your fault. The other time my dog jumped up on the bed while I was roaring with laughter (from reading your book), startled me and I fell out of bed, so that kinda counts.
    Tell your tight-ass publisher to get you to Seattle. Not that I would show but I’d try really hard. As long as it was convenient. Like, if you should up close to my house, and I wasn’t doing anything else. I don’t have to tell you. You know what it’s about.

  223. PHOENIX!!!! Please? My dad bought me a signed copy of your book for my birthday, so I’d have you sign my wine glass instead (because it’s my most valued possession and it almost never leaves my hand).

  224. 227
    Velvetrose

    WOOT!!! Atlanta!!!!??!!?!

  225. Judging by the wide-eyed stares from the unstuffed doll section, it does not appear that Ron has unanimous support in his role as Ermione’s felluh.

    Or is it jealousy? Over him or his manly cape?

    Can we expect serious cat fighting?

    Or weasel fighting?

    Or Victor fighting?

    Enquiring minds wants to know.

    And we have the internets.

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  226. Yes! Love the Hogwarts crew. Hilarious. Some of the other comments have great ideas to further fill out your cast. Sorry, Victor. ;)
    Also…would love, love, LOVE to see you in Minneapolis, MN.

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    Jane Nearing

    I guess it’s just all about shoulders, or the lack thereof, huh?

  228. Absolutely perfect! You have to come to Oklahoma!! We need you here!!

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  229. Argh… I would say that was Krum-my of Victor except that I think this is the most hellish of relationships and now it’s immortalised in the form of taxidermied animals. For the love of all that’s rodenty, please don’t get a Guinea Weasel-y.
    Have you considered getting a Professor S-Quirrel? Sea-mouse Finnigan? Nymphadormouse?

    I bet those have been done already.

  230. Pretty please, come to Salt Lake City! I even promise to bring you booze at your book signing so you don’t have to trudge through the Mormon mecca to find it.

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  231. Love love love them

  232. Jenny, while frying eggs the other morning my roommate was surprised by a mouse carrying a basket and wearing a hat with flowers and feathers on it. This mouse rolled out from under the stove, looking suspiciously like a possibly taxidermied creature who was ready for Easter Sunday. Our cat promptly removed her (we’re assuming it’s a she) tail, but we’d be happy to send you the rest, if tailless mice in their Sunday best are of interest to you.

    Best,
    CW (and TB, and the cat, Kabluey), Chicago

  233. What about Hairy Otter? Severus Snake?

  234. Oops, someone beat me to Severus Snake, I see. I also love Albus Dumblebee/Bumbledore!

  235. I think you also need a Severus Snake.

  236. So cool and so cute

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  237. YAY! Boston! YAY!!!

  238. Peter Pettigrew should be a snap. BTW- If you’re coming to Salt Lake, may as well head on up to Montana.

  239. GET OUT! You are coming to Charlotte!? A mere two hours from me?! Off to see where and if I can take the time off (if necessary)!

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  240. I AM IN LOVE. What else? Hare-y potter? I dunno. That’s a bit of a stretch isn’t it?

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  241. Oh damn! No deets on the Charlotte tour yet?!

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  242. Must come to Portland, Oregon!! :) Pretty please, with sugar. Don’t make me beg…. ;-)

    So so excited for all of your success!! :)

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    Beth_ailis

    Yeah!!! What a great birthday present, getting to see The Bloggess on my birthday! See you in Atlanta. So happy you are extending the tour.
    Ron’s robes look fabulous, BTW.

  244. Please, please, please come to Baltimore? Please? We read books here! Pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase?

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  245. The next step is obviously Hairy Otter.

    So today I was just screwing around on the Internet and I found this collection of pictures of “surreal fairy-tale photos of people with animal heads.” And I was like, “Huh, I wonder why this reminds me of the Bloggess?” And then I realized that duh. Of course surreal fairy-tale photos of people with animal heads remind me of the Bloggess. I hope it’s kind of self-explanatory.

    http://flavorwire.com/287360/surreal-fairy-tale-photos-of-people-with-animal-heads

  246. 250
    Stephanie

    Nashville Nashville Nashville please please please!!!

  247. WEASEL-Y IS OUR KING!!!!!

    Also, seriously… Come to Jersey. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!!!

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  248. Hoping you come a little closer to home!

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  249. You should also get Vermin Dursley, a fat angry weasel. Mainly because I want to see what a fat weasel looks like.

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  250. I would love it if you could make it within driving distance of Cedar rapids IA! Then I could meet you and show you the fruit of your match-making, the knitted vagina and penis, more fondly known as The Knitted Knaughties!

  251. 255
    altalinda

    WHAT does your publisher have against Philadelphia?!?

  252. The Blythes all look a little unnerved…

  253. Severus Snake. . . Voldemole . . . Bumbledore (bee – can you taxidermy those??). . . the ideas are endless. . .

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  254. I love them!!!! They make me miss my pet ferrets who have all since humanely shuffled off this mortal coil. I couldn’t bring myself to taxidermy my pets, instead, they were all cremated and I put each one inside of his or her own Build-a-Bear. If you’ve never held a mini funeral inside a Build-a-Bear at the mall, shrugging off the the judging eyes of the minimum wage retail staff, then you have not truly lived.

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  255. What is the date/time for Charlotte? Anyone found it yet? The link doesn’t work and I don’t want to miss it :)

  256. This made me think of you.

  257. 261
    Lindsay Barker

    When do you get Harry Otter?

  258. I will have to try to remember to take a photo — the hipster bookstore in my neighborhood in downtown DC, Kramer Books, has your book right at the cash register. Ka-ching!!!

  259. My man suggests Harry Otter :)

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  260. I caught my husband posing a dead bird (that died on our stoop of natural causes) next to our birdhouse. I started in with “Oh that is WRONG!” when he came back with “I don’t want to hear it from YOU, she who is reading The Bloggess’ book, and is always showing me the pictures on her blog! I saw you laughing over Juanita!” All I could do was nod and walk away. See you in Gaithersburg! :)

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  261. 265
    Abby Friedman

    What about Harry Otter? I realize he’d be a bit bigger, scale-wise, than the others…

  262. OMG you’re coming to Atlanta! I mean it’s 2 hours away from me but hell thats close enough.

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  263. My cousin’s going to take me to a secret place in San Francisco where I can get a taxidermied white mice wedding cake topper. I’m not even engaged.

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  264. OMG, Atlanta! And only 1 mile from my office! I’m there! I can’t stop using exclamation points!

  265. 269
    John Campbell

    YEA!!! you are coming to Charlotte! Just finished your book and was left wanting more! Can’t wait to find out when you will be here. Hurry, Hurry!

  266. You have the BEST FRIENDS!

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  267. I live too far away from all these places. Come to Albuquerque, or even Denver – I could make those drives

  268. woot! see you soon in atlanta…that B&N is 1.5 miles from my office! let me know if you want dinner recommendations or company.

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  269. Oh, my goodness, I can’t wait to see Draco Mousefoy!
    And you need to come to Kansas City. Please! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. I can go to the bookstore and talk to them. I can. Honestly. Just let me know.
    By the way, you also need Harry Otter.

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  270. So excited that you are coming to Atlanta!!!!!!!

  271. Be sure to remind Victor, also, that at least they aren’t towels!

    ~EdT.

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  272. Oh, and you can also start looking for Lord Vole-demort!

    ~EdT.

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  273. I just completely freaked out and started screaming when I saw that you’d added a BOSTON TOUR DATE. I can hook you up with a great independent bookstore if you need it, just let me know.

    I think I may need to go breathe into a paper bag now. Wow. That just made my week. And my honeymoon starts on Thursday.

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  274. Draco Mousefoy is next! I love it!!!!

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  275. I’m more of a Draco/Hermione shipper (but not Canon!Malfoy obviously) because I’m weird, but they are damn adorable. If I even knew where to START looking for Draco Mousefoy I would totally get him for you, but I’m at a loss…Damn

  276. I love your little taxidermy creatures. They just make my day!

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    Robyn Furse

    There is no way you are reading all of these.

  278. Okay. Harry Otter is good, but how `bout Hare-y Potter. You know, a rabbit. An otter would be wrong to stuff. But bunnies? There are tons out there. I’ll be watching for Hare-y.

  279. Chicago. I’m anxiously awaiting the announcement of your Chicago tour date.

  280. Minneapolis would LOVE to see you!

  281. OMG! You’ll be within walking distance of my house! LOL YAY FOR GAITHERSBURG! Also? I TOTALLY need you to sign my wedding dress… I’ll bring a piece- I mean, its my princess dress- who else but the Bloggess to sign it?

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  282. Portland, OR would be perfect. Even Seattle, I’d drive 4 hours to thank you in person for, well, just being you!

  283. OMG! Gaithersburg is my hometown! SQUEE!

    I must persuade my mother to bring her dried alligator head to you. If only for a wonderful photo op.

  284. Has anyone pointed you in the direction of the Torrington Gopher Hole Museum, yet? It’s as if it was created just for you.

    http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/gopher.htm

  285. but, but, but… Malfoy is a ferret!! as much as I appreciate the name association of mousefoy I think it is also important to acknowledge that even a death eater (in disguise as Moody but still) thought that Malfoy was despicable and annoying enough to turn into an albino ferret and bounce off the ceiling. I’m halfway through your book and it lead to lots of inopportunely timed out loud laughing on a car trip recently.

  286. How about Vancouver, BC … we’re rad up here…. but I’m with Donna…. even Seattle would be great!

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  287. 291
    Heather B

    Harry Otter, Vincent Crab, Mr. Owlivander, Argus Finch, Professor Dumble-door mouse, Kanga-Rubeus Hagrid, Weevil Longbottom.

  288. 292
    Calamity Wren

    Ooh. I went looking for Draco Mousefoy, but to be honest, the icky specimens I stumbled across turned my tummy. I am afraid my weak constitution will prevent me from adding to your menagerie of dead things.

  289. Okay. I really would have literally jumped up and down if my (non-taxidermied) dog wasn’t pinning me to the couch with her body! Atlanta, Atlanta, Atlanta! Let me know if you need an extra klonopin! Or anything else in the universe you might need!

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  290. Ron Weasley is an exact likeness of his screen counterpart! Eerie!

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  291. 295
    Ladybug Runner

    I walked into Powells Books this weekend in Portland, OR, and your book was in the very front of the store! Congrats – *biggest* bookstore west of the Mississippi! (note that the quotes are so people don’t argue with me or yell at me; I’m tired tonight.) :-) Please come see us here! Oregon is beautiful. :-)

  292. Ohhhh….. He’s perfect. You have an awesome friend in Lindsay…. Well done. Lucky day!

  293. oh my holy fucking god. AWESOME.

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  294. Tardis shirts, today only…

    http://shirt.woot.com/

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  295. 299
    Victoria

    Boston loves you!! Woo hoo!!!!!

  296. 300
    Judy Black

    Yay Atlanta ! You have the most awesome friends . Do you rent them out?

  297. 301
    E M Foster

    You have the coolest friends!!! Shouldn’t you also be in the lookout for Harry Porker? (Sorry. I couldn’t think of any other animal that sounds like or a way to change another animal’s name into something like Potter.) If you come anywhere near NW Arkansas or to St. Louis, I will totally drive to see you!! :-D

  298. I just squealed out loud (at work) when I saw that you are going to be less than a mile from my house ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!
    See you in Atlanta!!! I can’t wait!
    You made my month!

  299. Holy crap! That looks so real!

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  300. NASHVILLE PLEASE!!

  301. oh em gee – boston – HOORAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  302. 306
    Plaidfox

    Hooray for Bean Town! Maybe you can find a Rubeus Badger? I mean, come on, who doesn’t want a stuffed Badger in their home? I mean, honestly. Come on people. And a Professor Snake. And maybe a stuffed cat… wait, no, that’s a little too weird. Especially in a house with live cats walking about.

    The End

  303. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I am completely ignoring your dead animal extravaganza and am drooling over your Blythes in the background. Or should I be proud? I’m very unsure.

  304. Words cannot express how ridiculously happy I am that you are coming to Annapolis! I’m so excited I might pee my pants!!!

  305. OMG! I just peed a little

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  306. He’s awesome, and I’m glad your marriage is still intact. I saw this, and thought of you. You really need to pin this!! http://chrizstitchingspot.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-love-zombie-books.html

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  307. You know, since Moody turned Draco into a white Ferret, I don’t know if those exist, however, that would also be an acceptable choice. At least, I think it would be… Twitchy little ferret, aren’t you Malfoy?

  308. You totally have the best ideas ever. Really. Even the Leo-Tardis is an awesome use of language skillz. <3

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  309. It would be the most fantastic news ever if you visited Philadelphia! My to girlfriends and I have followed your blog for the last year and treated it like a book club. Don’t judge and now we actually started a book club and all purchased your book before it was even released! Please visit our city!!

  310. May the happy couple live long and prosper!! (I love how Ermione looks demure and a little shy about what’s to come. She’s like an Amish bride. Adorable!)

    And . . . you are coming to Boston? I AM DYING OF HAPPY!!!!

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  311. Harry. Otter. Make it happen.

  312. Ah, but Draco can’t be a mouse. He has to be a ferret. Wonder where I can find a stuffed pure white ferret.

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  313. PUH-LEEEZE cross that border and come to Toronto! We have a bunch of crazy women here who love ya. My whole staff is now hooked on your blog after I started sending out links to them. We want a company field trip to a book signing. Could we bribe you with, say, potentially a taxidermied beaver?? The book is awesomeness.

  314. Atlanta! Yay! Thank you!

  315. Severus sn-Ape. Or Snake? Can you taxidermy a snake????

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  316. I have to admit, this stuff kinda grows on you.

  317. My dream has come true. You’re coming to Maryland!! Can’t wait!!!!!!

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  318. OK…Love the Harry Potter characters. I may need to steal them while you aren’t looking. And I am so excited to see you are coming to Atlanta. I am making my husband come home early from work, or getting a sitter, or something :)

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  319. Ooh, it’s perfect!

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    eyesoars

    Will you be coming to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, up here in the (not-so-)frozen(-this-time-of-year-)North? Please, please, please?

  321. 325
    Ariane C

    Victor can’t possibly divorce you, as this is most perfect thing in existence. However, if I do start shipping taxidermied rodents (are they actually rodents?), I think I might lose all my friends.

    STILL. You give me confidence in humanity everday~

  322. 326
    Shell Li

    Come to Denver!!!! <3 <3 <3

  323. I think what you really need is Harry Otter… do they taxidermy otters?

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  324. So I didn’t read all 300+ comment, so it may have already been said, but Draco Malfoy definitely needs to be a ferret, not a mouse!

  325. Just read this post to my main squeeze Alex. He’s actually still sleeping, but still managed to mutter under his breath, “Albatross Dumbledore…. Severus Snake.” I love him so much.

  326. Not only do we Oregonians put birds on everything we also take preparing for the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE very serious. http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20120509/NEWS/305090006/1103

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  327. So fun! :) I second the suggestions of either Hare-y Potter or Hairy Otter… and offer up Professor Severus Snake. :) Loving your book and looking forward to finishing it on our vacation next week! Congrats on your success!!!

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  328. 332
    Stephanie

    Completely unrelated to this post, but I’m reading your book and a million times have wanted to hit the “Reply” button only to remember I’m reading a book. Anyway, I just have to say, “Really, Victor think Franken Berry is a girl? Has he even looked at Franken Berry?”

  329. Boston? yahoo yahoo yahoo!!!!!

  330. When are you coming to Boston?!!!? I can’t wait!

  331. you still need a harry possum

  332. A match made in heaven!

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  333. oh oh oh or a harry otter

  334. Yay Boston!!! Do you like marzipan? Because I will totally sculpt you a marzipan Hamlet von Schnitzel. It may look like a two year old with limited motor skills made it but it will come from the heart…or something.

  335. Creepy? Yes. Cool? Absolutely! Little furry things with clothes on are (usually) always cute!

  336. YAY!!!! Charlotte!!!! So pumped and excited to meet you. safe travels!

  337. perfection!

  338. Come to Minneapolis. My son wants to smell your eyeball.

  339. I hope you can come to Portland, OR (or Eugene, OR where I am!!) we really need you to come and share your wisdom & hilarity! Plus, there’s a lot of things you can make fun of our State for! We are totally ridiculous!!

    I love the doll with the turquoise hair and red flower! She seems to be really making a silent statement!

    Rebekah recently posted Nursery.

  340. I co-sign the acquisition of Harry Otter. Also? You need Neville Frogbottom. Neville’s always been my favorite.

    And while we’re at it, we need some teachers to keep these kids in check. Severus Snake. Minerva Meownagall.

    Rachel recently posted The Sleep Cycle.

  341. Please come to Cleveland, Ohio. That would be awesome! I would have to have you sign my iPod though because I bought the audiobook from iTunes. And my friend preordered your book and got the signed bookcard, but she lost it, and is very upset over this. She needs you to come sign her actual book. That would be swell. Thanks.

  342. This post made me laugh so hard… and then I saw this and thought of you.

    http://laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Rogue-Taxidermy/RogueTaxidermy2012.htm

  343. Why don’t I see Denver on your list? You could have your signing at The Tattered Cover, where they take book snobbery to a whole new level.

  344. Boston? You are coming to Boston! Don’t tease me! Tell me where and when now, please!!!

  345. 349
    eyesoars

    Will you be looking for Loon-a Lovegood soon?

    It looks like they’re pretty rare (note photo and caption):

    http://www.examiner.com/review/the-minnesota-beatles-project-sure-why-not

    I could talk to my SIL, however, who’s a bird biologist for the state here in Minnesota.

  346. Stop when you get to Madame Possumfrey.

  347. That is f-ing AWESOME! You know some cool people!

    Jenn recently posted Do Your Really Think This Is What Jesus Wanted?.

  348. The cape is rather regal.

    ML recently posted We Got Your Danger, Stranger.

  349. Dammit, we JUST moved away from Annapolis, and I used to shopping at that B&N ALL THE FRICKING TIME! Okay, now I have to decide which is better, to see you in Gaithersburg or in Annapolis, since it’s a drive either way. Dammit, why did we move????

  350. Woo hoo!! You’re coming my way . . . .

  351. You are a black hole that all the stars are gravitated towards.

    Ok. That analogy was meant to be an awesome compliment. There’s a reason why I am not a writer…

    absence of alternatives recently posted O rly?.

  352. Or a scientist. Obviously.

    absence of alternatives recently posted O rly?.

  353. 358
    Susan D.

    Still hoping for Raleigh or Durham, NC, but I WILL make the three and a half hour drive (seven for round trip) to Charlotte if we can’t get you to come closer. But since the alligator came from *near RDU* I’m still really hoping you’ll bring him back home to visit us and I can get a picture with you and him!

    *****Smooches!*****

  354. OMG! I almost peed my pants when I saw you were coming to Atlanta! *does a dance of joy*

  355. I think this section of Regretsy was aimed at you…….. http://www.regretsy.com/2012/05/04/rogue-taxidermy/ :-)

  356. 361
    Catherine

    When/where is the Boston one?!?!?!?!?!?!

  357. So where are the Chicago dates on your book tour??? Show us the love! :)

  358. When are you coming to Portland Oregon???
    PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!

  359. I’m dying over here, trying to find out the details of Charlotte. Or I might have to drive 4 hours to Atlanta!

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  360. 365
    Christy T.

    I am dying! That is awesome! I LOVE it! One day, I must share with you a photo of my taxidermied iguana. He is playing the harp…and thanks to some twisted friends…smoking a big joint.

  361. YAY BOSTON!

    We want dates ASAP!

    ~L

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  362. 367
    Jennifer

    I will gladly drive from Raleigh to Charlotte to come see you. However when I click on the Charlotte link it takes me to a Facebook login…written in Indonesian.

  363. I’ll bet you could dud up a current dead animal in your collection for Professor S’Quirrell. Wouldn’t a little turban be adorable??

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  364. It’s totally like elementary school, where everyone is hollering to the popular kid to come sit with them! Although I refrained in the fourth grade, I find that as I get older I have less shame. So Philly, Philly, Philly, pleasespleaseplease come to Philly! Chris Moore came to Philly. Just sayin’.

  365. Wait – have I asked for a tour stop in Seattle yet? What? Only several times? Hmm, maybe I’m not pronouncing the city’s name correctly? Maybe if I ask in…Spanish?
    ¿Por favor ventate a Seattle?
    In French…?
    S’il vous plait, vas-tu a Seattle?
    In Japanese…?
    Seattle kudasai?
    In Latin…?
    Venir ad Seattle?

    Hokay, now it’s pretty damn obvious that 1) I am making-up these shite translations and very badly so and B) I would reeeeally love it if you came to Seattle!!

    Also, thanks for not being scared of me! :D

  366. Please dear jebus, come to Pittsburgh!!!!!!!!

  367. Gaithersburg?? Where the hell is that!? Gaithersburg is worthless; come to TAMPA!

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  368. So excited you are coming to Charlotte!! I was wishin’ and hoping’ and thinking’ and praying’…

  369. I’M LEAVING ON AN EPIC PILGRIMAGE TO HARRY POTTER LAND IN 3 DAYS!!!!

    I shall spread the word of your treasures…

    Valerie recently posted I had "The Talk" with the kids... about Harry Potter Land.

  370. YEA!!! Atlanta!! I am coming!!! And Ron Weasel-ly Was made for her

  371. I’m pretty sure you’re going to need a Dumble-boar too.

    Kait recently posted Four Years Ago Today.

  372. …and if Dumble-boar threatens your marriage, just blame him on me.

    Kait recently posted Four Years Ago Today.

  373. YES YES you need Draco Mousefy!!! In fact I think you have to have him.

    What animal would Bellatrix Lestrange be, because she just needs to be taxidermied.

    Marta recently posted Call Her Beautiful..

  374. Charlotte! Woo Hoo. I’m lining up today.

    Can you sign my kindle?

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  375. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/86048 I’ll leave this right here.. I’m sure you’ve seen it at some point, but a lot of it made me go, EGADS! The Bloggess would LOVE this shit!

  376. 381
    Melissa Boss

    Jenny, I am much older than you, but I grew up in San Saba and attended ASU. My mom drove me through Wall every 3 weeks to the orthodontist in San Angelo. i love you and I believe everything you say! I went on Rattle Snake roundups with my boyfriend (I now have a serious snake fobia), and I am sure that Barnaby Jones Pickles was killed by a rattlesnake. Fuck…we live in Texas and we are surrounded by snakes! I now live in Waco and have a lot of “green space” aka wild land. We have had coyotes, foxes, porcupines, armadillos, owls, snakes, tarantulas…and we live in the city limits. Recently, my yard man said…”You have a big, bad snake in the yard!” I said, “What do you mean? What kind if snake?” He said, “Bad”. I made my husband put on boots and walk all around the yard with a hoe for three days….no snake. I know he is out there waiting for my dogs and cats…or me…or my kids ( who are now 25, 21 18…so I guess they are ok). I love the idea of wild Texas, but I am so neurotic about the reality of what I KNOW I will eventually encounter! Great job on the book!!! I loved it!!!

  377. trying to covertly read your blog & my 6 year old says “Really mom! A Weasel!!” I said, yes it’s Ermione Granger & Ron Weasel-y as my 9 year old rounds the corner and laughs her ass off, really it’s on the floor…I think that she thinks that’s the funniest Shit she’s ever seen or heard!

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  378. Next up, an ethically taxidermied pig named harry plopper?

  379. 384
    Crissy Moss

    If you come to Seattle I really want to know. I will definitely bring my book to sign… Sorry, no stuffed critters that died of natural critters around to share though.

    Crissy Moss recently posted Out of the Box.

  380. “Ermione the first lady!”, the first thing that came into my mind.

    Karyn18 recently posted More Home Security Tips.

  381. 386
    Tom Bruijnius

    Harry Otter. That is all.

  382. 387
    Klementine

    Awwww, she’s so adorable! I think you should start a line of tiny replicas so I can buy one for my desk. Pretty please? Actually, you should do that with all your taxidermied friends.

  383. Charlotte people, looks like its May 17th at 7pm at the Concord Mills Books a Million.

  384. 389
    mary taitt

    WHAT A RIOT!!!!!!! I love it!!!

  385. When I grow up I want to be just like you! (lets pretend I am not older than you okay?)

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  386. 391
    Jillianne

    awww look how proud and happy he looks standing up next to his special lady!!

  387. What are you going for next? Harry Trotter or Harry Otter?

    Jessie recently posted A Tele-sales Blog.

  388. You need to come to Philadelphia. Have you SEEN the Reading Terminal Market? No, you haven’t, because you haven’t come to Philadelphia. So if you come, you will sign many books and Ke$ha, and then you can go to the Reading Terminal Market and revel there because IT. IS. GLORIOUS!

    Michelle recently posted Mattress Shopping.

  389. 394
    Lori Beth

    Next step…Draco Mousefoy. <——–awesome.

  390. I could not be any more excited about you coming to Atlanta. Seriously– Wednesday shall be one of the best days of my year!

  391. Now all you’ll need is a “Harry Otter”

  392. I was reading your book while drinking a beer outside when I started laughing do hard I almost choked and had to spit out my beer . . . Into my shoes. So I rinsed them in the kids’ wading pool and kept reading.

  393. Don’t forget Hare-y Potter!

    Jo recently posted A Body of Work.

  394. He is totally rocking that hood.

    I think you have set a very dangerous precedent. I expect you will need to get more shelving space very soon. It’s just a matter of time before you have the full harry potter cast in rodent/near rodent form.

    I do look forward to seeing Vole D. Mort (the D stands for danger) face off against Harry Otter mentioned above though. That’s going to be a sweet battle.

    Andrew recently posted Dinner of Doom.

  395. Kansas City (Missouri, never Kansas) wants to see you!!!

  396. Jenny,
    This doesn’t have anything to do with your post, above, but does have to do with your book and how it is affecting my writing. I’m not sure if it’s good or bad, but today I went to Plinky because they keep pestering me with prompts and I thought I would throw them a bone and write something to a prompt, maybe two, and then when I saw the second prompt, which is “What place seemed much smaller after coming back to visit again?” the only answer I could think of was: my vagina.

    Jenny, it may be hilarious to you, but that is not the type of writing I do… I will have to stop writing for a while until I finish your book because that is clearly an inappropriate answer, but I can’t help but chortle. You’re rubbing off on me. Maybe all the people you’re rubbing off on will make the world a better place for you, though. That would be good, right?

    XOXOX

    Diana

    Diana Clark recently posted One Hundred Years of Company.

  397. I am so glad to hear you have added other locations for your tour. I am, however, slightly disappointed that the time you are coming to Atlanta, I will be away on a trip. Maybe I can find another close location to stalk, I mean, meet you. Congrats.

    Oh, and I’m waiting to see a picture of the prisoner of Ratkaban.

    Meg E recently posted Don't Judge Me - I Think I Caught The Gay!.

  398. And to think I never even considered taxidermied animals in clothing before I found your blog! My life was so drab. Also, I showed by significant other (only, in this particular occasion he only ASSUMES he’s significant. Sometimes he is, but in this case he isn’t.) the picture and how cool they were and he just looked at me and said, “don’t. you. dare.” so now I guess I have to figure out something else to collect. Like buttons.

    Phoenix Rising recently posted A Series of Perfectly Normal Texts Between Sisters.

  399. If I find you Draco Mousefoy, will you come to Toronto? Or am I going to have to carry it on a plane like a badass?

    Britt recently posted For Rent! 2 Bedroom Skankden!.

  400. Can you come to upstate NY? I live in Buffalo but I’d drive to Rochester or Syracuse if I had to!

  401. BOSTON. BOSTON BOSTON BOSTON NOW PLEASE!

  402. Your Annapolis date coincides with my daughter’s 10th birthday party. I had a very harrowing minute, at first full of ecstatic joy when my sister told me you were coming here, and then bloated with crushing disappointment when I saw the date and time.

    My sister, who has her priorities absolutely straight, is skipping her beloved niece’s party so she can meet you in person. She is under strict orders to heap praise upon you on my behalf, then kidnap you and bring you to the bowling alley where the party is. Aside from being several times ickier and noisier than a crowded Chuck E. Cheese on a Saturday afternoon during cold and flu season, this bowling alley boasts a full bar, a private bathroom, and not one sign indicating that Xanax use is forbidden. I really don’t see how you can NOT come.

    If I don’t see you that day, that means one of these statements will be true:
    1.) My sister ultimately decided she doesn’t love me enough to go to jail for me, and she Beyonce’d out of carrying out the plan. I always knew she was selfish.
    2.) You unleashed a robotic killer animal/vampire on my dearly beloved, selfless, irreplaceable sister when she tried to grab you, and she died a horrific, screaming, bloody death trying to make my dream of meeting you come true. Way to kill a dream, Jenny.
    3.) My sister stood in line a really long time, stammered out a greeting when she met you, and she walked away from the encounter furiously happy with her signed copy of your book, which she will let me hold in my very own hands once or twice while she tells me all the things she wished she’d said instead of, “Um. Hi. You’re like, awesome and stuff.”

    Come to think of it, that last scenario doesn’t look too bad now that I’ve written it out. Sorry about that near-kidnapping incident there. And I forgive you for almost killing my sister. Now let’s hug it out.

    Sweet Sassyfats recently posted Sassyfats Rides Again!.

  403. I would think that HAIRY Potter would be pretty easy to find!

  404. THEN GET HARRY OTTER NEXT!! that would be awesome!!!

    i came here to be cheered up and you delivered as always ;)

  405. come to Toronto – pretty please?

  406. They actually do look super cute together.

  407. So when are you getting Harry?

    Invader_Stu recently posted Special Englishman.

  408. come to Boise!!!!

  409. You should change things up and go for a stuffed turtle next.

    Harry Plodder.

    *nod*

    (And why is Boston the one tour location that doesn’t have a link? GRRRRR.)

  410. Love these dead animals. I want to come sleep over at your house because I bet you ANYTHING that lots of these are in the guest room. Then they can stare at me all night. Or I could put them all into bed with me for a good postmortem cuddle. I will await your invite.

    Her Ace in the Hole recently posted because moms can rap too, dammit.

  411. Oh Mercy. How regal he is! Looking at him is giving me flashbacks of the scene in your book with your dad and the bloody puppet. Your book makes me snort with glee, btw. Love it and love you!

    Susanna recently posted Have You Ever Been to Bike Hell? I’m the Mayor.

  412. Don’t forget Albus Dumbleboar :)

  413. Perhaps Victor just feels left out. I mean, if you’re going through the Harry Potter characters, but you’re completly skipping over his namesake: Viktor Krum.
    I’m not sure what kind of animal that would be, as animals tend to freak me out, but I’m sure you can think of something.

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  414. I felt all clever for coming here to suggest “Harry Otter,” but several people beat me to it. Still a good idea, though. Well, as good an idea as taxidermied animals in costumes can be, anyway.

  415. Harry Otter should be next.

  416. Here is hoping you can visit Helsinki Finland in the future

    http://www.nectareal.com

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  417. I have a fever today, but might I humbly suggest:

    Lord Voledemort
    Professor Minerva Meerkat
    Neville Longpossum

    Laura recently posted The land of mismatched socks..

  418. I vote for Luna Lovebird. Or perhaps Poppy Pomeranian. A Doe Chang would be a lovely conversation piece.

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  419. 424
    Puppygirl

    I showed my husband– with appropriate buildup and Price is Right model gestures– pictures of Ron and Ermione.
    His response was “Don’t ever show me another picture of a rat.”
    I had to point out to him that Ermione is NOT a ‘rat’. sheesh.
    After mentioning Mousfoy, Vole-demort, Dumbledeer, and Harry Otter, I was threatened with another ultimatum to stop. At least he hasn’t threatened to divorce me. Yet.

  420. PLEASE COME ON TOUR TO MEMPHIS!!!!!!!!!

    Jessimus recently posted Like a rock n’ roll lightening bolt, I’m ready to strike..

  421. What if you bought this instead of a dead animal? (Hint: it’s a Kate Spade wicker bag in the shape of an armadillo.)

    http://www.katespade.com/armadillo-handbag/PXRU3540,default,pd.html?dwvar_PXRU3540_color=102&start=13&cgid=handbags

  422. They both totally need wands in their little paws. Can you whittle?

  423. I love the Kate Spade armadillo bag! Who knew Kate Spade had such great taste!

  424. I told my husband about Ermione & Ron & he thinks the next one should be Hairy Otter.

  425. i love animals in clothing….i don’t think i should look for some, because if that gets as bad as my shoe addiction then I’ll never be able to buy a house.

    jacky recently posted Conversations.

  426. I second (ninth?) the suggestion of Harry Otter to complete the trio but what are the chances you’ll find an ethically taxidermied otter with a lightning bolt scar?

  427. Two words – Lord Voldemouse.

  428. as a first time reader (meaning going through old crap), though long time fan of Copernicus, I would suggest:
    Harry Otter
    Professor Snake
    Dumbledormouse
    Argus Finch
    Poppy Pomeranian

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