It can’t *not* be shared


I get lots of weird/awesome/ vaguely questionable stuff in the mail, but every once in awhile something comes in that I just have to share.

This is one of those times.

This a taxidermied mouse made by my friend Heather (a fabulous funeral director) of Mortuary Report.  

Victor: Wow.  That dead mouse looks just like you.  It’s like your friend has been spying on you.

me: Especially the tube-top with no pants.

Victor:  Exactly.

me:  We really need to get blinds up.

(The mouse in the back is Hamlet Von Schnitzel and he’s under glass because he broke his legs when he was doing a photo shoot in New York.)

PS.  As requested this weekend from 8 million people (8 million = more than 4)…Lean into the weird T-shirts.  (Alternate version.)

PS.  There’s some awkward empty white space here.  I am going to fill it with a video of Mister Rogers flipping everyone I don’t like off.  I recommend.

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  1. That’s fabulous. The Bloggess is mousy form. Beautiful

  2. LOVE IT!

  3. It’s nice to have friends who love you enough to spy on you. :-D

  4. CSI should film an episode at your house.

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  5. Its a perfect little pair!

  6. Hilariously brilliant!

  7. The resemblance is uncanny.

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  8. The teensie curlers! I love it! And “photo shoot” huh? Just remember Hamlet, once it’s on the internet, it’s forever…

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  9. That is clearly your separated a birth twin. Congrats on your reunion.

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  10. I came across a David Sedaris essay on buying a mounted owl. Thought of you, of course.

    Loved that line when I read it. Very pleased to see you put it on a shirt!

  11. That’s awesome! And I think I need I need better friends as I’ve never been gifted myself in taxidermied mouse form.

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  12. That mouse has both STYLE and CLASS, now if it only had some pants ;)

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  13. My head might explode from the awesomeness. I just can’t chose a favorite- Bloggess Mouse or Juanita Weasel. It’s just too much!

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  14. The only thing I’ve been sent in the mail recently was a “Deepest Condolences” card from my grandmother telling me how sorry she is to have lost me to a life of sin.

    Want to trade?

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    Huh… guess grandmas right…

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  17. I’m trying to come up with a portmanteau of “mouse” and “bloggess.” It’s not working.

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  18. “YOUR”. Fuck. I know better than to comment on things before caffeine.

    (Ha! I fixed it for you. ~Jenny)

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  19. That’s just the cutest darn taxidermied mouse ever! Your fans are awesome.

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  20. This has to be the greatest addition to your collection yet! I especially love she is standing on what looks like dice that says “Precious Marvel.” How awesome is that?

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  21. Great likeness but with one problem, she’s a blonde.

  22. Unfortunately now every time in in a flea market I look for whacky taxidermy because of YOU…thank you!

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  23. Wait!! your friend Heather is a funeral director at a funeral home for mice? Is she allowed to do that with corpses? Does this mean that somewhere there is a little mouse family with a huge taxidermied human who used to be someones uncle Herbert or something sitting in the corner of their little mouse living room? And apparently, co-enzyme Q10 is good for building bone strength, but I don’t know if it works on dead mice, I will have to read the label on the bottle and get back to you on that one…

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  24. That’s certainly a mouse of a different curler!

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    Char Vanderweel


  26. Ha! That is amazing and very accurate.

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  27. Clearly I need a better quality of friends. And then I need them to send me mail.

  28. I like their names as much as the hilarious characters she’s created! Thanks for sharing :)

  29. If you give a mouse some curlers..

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  30. She’s beautiful, just like you.

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  31. How long until HST decides he loves her too? :-)

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  32. She is missing the bottle of Xanax in her side pocket. Oh wait, maybe she stores them in her hair dryer. A very smart and endearing mouse. Your friend is a genius.

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  33. I never thought I would feel such warm/fuzzy/cute feelings about taxidermied animals until I started reading this blog.

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  34. (YOU ROCK SO HARD! Thank you for fixing my oopsie doo.)
    ((another horrid side effect of no caffeine. I say things like “oopsie doo”))

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  35. OMG I love the Mousesse! Mouse Jenny? Not sure what we’re calling her, but I love her :)

  36. I know live animals aren’t necessarily your thing, but are you on giraffe baby watch with all the rest of us?

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    meredith evans

    She’s a Precious Marvel….

    sorry to hear Hamlet Von Schnitzel broke his legs in the line of duty

  38. That’s just awesome! I wish people would send me taxidermied (I know that’s not a word… I have spell check!) in the mail… I would love to get odd and weird things via post!

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  39. Forget the freakin’ pantless tube-top look, I’m ticked you’ve been holding out on the awesome Precious Marvel platforms.

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  40. This is not on my “to-do” list for today. Done.

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  41. That is the coolest mouse ever!! How great is it to inspire people to make taxidermied mice based on you?!?!

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  42. Jeebus, what was he doing that he broke his legs?

  43. The best taxidermied mouse EVER!

  44. Jeebus. What was he doing that he broke his legs?

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  45. aww i love her, so awesome just like you.

  46. It’s a Mousy Masterpiece!!!!!

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  47. Even the facial expression is the same! I’m very impressed and yet also vaguely unnerved.

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  48. Pure awesome, words cannot describe the awesome. Oh, and my munchkin got to play with a cow’s eyeball this past week. Fortunately the COW wasn’t around.

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  49. I didn’t know it till now, but I think I need a tiny mouse version of me. I feel an emptiness.

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  50. Just amazing. I love it!

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  51. Yeah, that mouse’s eyes are totally not boring into my soul…

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  52. That is adorable :)

  53. I’m thinking this will be on the cover of your next book.

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  54. “Precious marvel” indeed, little JennyMouse! I like the teeny-weeny rollers best of all.

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  55. Wow, now you and Hamlet Von Schnitzel can hang out. As mice. I think I may have jut creeped myself out there.

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  56. Awwww. Hamlet Von Schnitzel has a girlfriend to care for him now. When she is not curling her fur.

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  57. Poor Hamlet! I didn’t know he broke his legs!

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  58. By far one of the best taxidermied mouse I’ve ever seen.

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  59. That mouse is sexy.

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  60. That mouse totes just made my day.

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  61. I wish I had a dead mouse avatar. :(

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  62. This just made my day! You have the best friends ever!

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  63. Uncanny!

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  64. I think my new favorite Victor quote is: “That dead mouse looks just like you.”

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    Ruth Anne Flear

    I love your posts. Keep them coming. Poor Hamlet. Love the little bloggess.

  66. A tube top and NO PANTS!?

    Pictures, or it didn’t happen.


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  67. That blowdryer looks dangerous…especially with no pants :)

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    Yah, it’s cool, but can she make one out of Peeps that looks just as good? Ha, didn’t think so! <3

  69. Oh, Hamlet Von Schnitzel. This is the risk you run when you follow your dreams to New York. You might see the lights of Broadway but it’s far more likely that you’ll just get your legs broken by the mob. (I assume the mob was involved in his injury.)

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    You have some fucking awesome friends! She does look just like you! Where the hell does one find such tiny hair rollers and blow dryer, anyway? I don’t think she’s wearing a tube top, I think maybe she’s wrapped in a towel. Absolutely adorable! I never thought I’d say that about a taxidermied rodent, ever.

  71. Delightful. And so very, very you.

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  72. That is ADORABLE! That’s kind of amazing.

    In other news, I had seen a tweet from Anne Wheaton talking about dog vomit. When I saw this post, saying “I can’t not share,” I was convinced it was going to be a puddle of vomit with googley eyes. Then, I realized she doesn’t blog and you don’t have dogs. Also, that you’re two different people.

    Here’s the moral of the story, kids: wait to Twitter until after the caffeine.

  73. You have awesome friends and acquaintances.

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  74. But poor Hamlet Von Schnitzel is now separated from his love by a terrible force field!! Look at how his little hand is beating against the glass as he shouts out to her like Dustin Hoffman at the end of the Graduate. So maybe little miss mousey should be called Elaine?

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  75. Haha! Loved the Mr. R. video. Especially the spinning tall man.

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  76. I bet that is something you never imagined your husband saying out of love, “wow, that dead mouse looks just like you.”

    Now THAT is true love.

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    Tiffany Tweedie

    So I’m at the register ringing up this girl’s purchases, and I ask her “is that a real mouse?” And she’s all “uh, yeah”. And I’m like ” DO YOU READ THE BLOGGESS?!!” And she starts laughing, “actually this is for her!” Way to go, Heather! I knew she would turn out awesome! Jennifer, bringing our world just a little bit closer together.

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  78. The resemblance is uncanny…

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  79. Don’t put up blinds. They will only stifle the magic.

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  80. Poor Hamlet! And, yes, she is adorable, just like you. And I like both shirts. Leaning….

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  81. That is adorable.

    Also, I just fvcking choked on my gum because of that Mr. Rogers video. Holy fvcksticks is that hilarious.

  82. Pretty sure it’s a towel, not a tube top…

  83. OMG. The Bloggess for Prez. I’d love to see you at a debate and your mousey friends with you at the podium. Of course, the podiums would be in a giant bathroom. ;)

    Can’t believe Fred Rogers put the eff you right out there for the kids!

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  84. All I know is that the mouse is standing on the worst sex dice of all time.

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  85. This is postively fabulous. I love the rollers. the lack of pants just adds that something else..

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  86. OMG I don’t know which is better – the Bloggess Mouse or Mr Rogers flipping off the little kids.

    I clearly need better friends, because nobody sends me little crippled taxidermied mice.

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  87. I can’t tell you how much it affects me that no one sends me any taxidermied versions of myself. That has to be the weirdest thing I’ve ever been sad about.

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  88. a little dead mouse-y doppleganger; that is fucking awesome!
    You have the most best-est friends!!

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  89. Video of Mr Rogers…priceless!

  90. That’s great! They got the expression right and everything…

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  91. As far as dead, stuffed creatures go, that. is. awesome.

  92. Mr Rogers middle finger is my phone wallpaper.
    I’m disappointed to realize it was not a malicious flip off.
    I will continue to regard it as such to please myself.

  93. It’s uncanny! And also super super cute.

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  94. I would rather see a Bloggess Mouse than the decapitated (except for a whisker pad on the right) young wild mouse that I came upon yesterday morning in the living room. I need to pay attention. When the cats stare at something that long (heat vent), there’s going to be a carcass somewhere.
    The feral cats outside thanked me for the snack.

  95. Damn-it to hell. The Bloggess IN mousy form, not is mousy form. Stupid fingers

  96. Fab.u.lous. Drying all that fur must be time consuming.

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  97. It is Jenny Mouseson!!

  98. That is too adorable!

  99. Doesn’t it make you feel awesome to know there are others out there who know you so well as to be able to send you such fabulous gifts!!

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  100. As a fellow miniaturist I would LOVE to do this mousie to scale (although not in my preferred 1:48″ )but 1:12″ would be awesome. Thank you for sharing!

  101. I wish I got your mail for like a month. I don’t think I could handle it for longer than that, because I don’t have enough room in my house, but a month would be cool. Or land me in the psych ward. Either way, it would not be boring.

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  102. Why do people keep messing with dead animals to please you?
    And again, how do these people keep getting your address?

  103. thank you for Mister Rogers…it’s funny how something so simple is so freakin funny!

  104. Hahaha… You mean everyone doesn’t look like that in the morning?

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  105. The mouse is so cute, a perfect gift for you. You have awesome friends. (Not to denigrate my friends. They’re awesome too.)

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  106. Love it…..I mean, *her.* I’m pretty sure you’ve already arranged to have yourself taxidermied after…..well, you know. Am I right?

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  107. LOVE the new mouse “bloggess!”
    The video totally cracked me up. I loved Mr. Rogers as a kid.

  108. I have been begging for one or more of my friends to pitch in and buy me this uber fabulous pegasis taxidermy mouse. She is beautimouse and I would name her Francine, but nobody loves me enough for a dead animal to show up on their credit card statement. I am quite jealous.

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  109. That is either incredibly awesome or incredibly creepy, and I can’t decide which.

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  110. while I love your mini-me-mouse, that Mr. Rogers video is FABULOUS!

  111. I await the photoshoot with your mouse doppelganger.

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  112. Don’t you ever worry about the mental state of your readers and/or fans and/or the people who send you stuff in the mail?

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  113. Did you check out Heather’s Expelliarmouse? He’s so cute, although I don’t think I could spend $100 on him . . .

  114. That is a bizarre covering. Maybe trying to be a corset?

  115. Aw, Mr. Rogers is so young in that video!

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  116. It really is amazing how much it, um, resembles you. :)

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  117. What is there about little dead rodents that are just SO cute? Your friend is not only generous, but talented as well!

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  118. I found a flat dead mouse in the bottom of my trash can Monday. I thought of you.
    I asked my husband “do you know why there is a flat dead mouse in the trash?” and then I laughed my crazy laugh.

  119. That mouse is awesome. Does she have a name yet?

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  120. OMG. MR. ROGERS. FLIPPIN. KIDS. OFF…best damn thing I’ve seen all day.

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    Telzey Amberdon

    Looks like Zazzle made a grammatical oopsie on your “alternate” lean into the weird shirt: they moved the “just” to the wrong spot!

    “Sometimes you just have to lean into the weird” is what it’s supposed to say (pretty funny, too).

    Unfortunately, it says: “Sometimes you have to just lean into the weird”, which does not quite make sense!

  122. Haha, she did a great job.

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    Barbara Stecker

    I went back to read the post about Hamlet Van Schnitzel–how he broke his legs at the photo shoot, but no . . . so either this is a result of your mild ADD or mine. And I was treated to my favorite Bloggess sentence beginning of all time, “In all fairness . . . always leads to an ROFL kind of denouement.

  124. I have never seen so many taxidermied animals before following your blog! This one is absolutely adorable however! Love it!

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  125. The Mr. Rogers video was worth the price of admission :)

  126. She is adorable! You have a very thoughtful friend. I think that’s because you are so engaging yourself that you draw nice people to you (see James Garfield’s Christmas miracle). You are a national treasure.

  127. You have a twin!

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  128. To everyone wondering about the dice the Jennymouse is standing on, those are called Haikubes, and they are pretty awesome. My dad gave me a set for Christmas. What you do is roll ’em all, and make a haiku out of the results. I actually got “for science” as two of mine, so they might be psychic.

    Anyway, that is an awesome present; I’d say better than the Haikubes, but I don’t think I’d like a taxidermied mouse under any circumstances. That’s just me.

  129. Awww! It’s about time you had your own mouse! When is the Bloggess Doll coming out?!

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  130. Okay… How do you sleep at night with all those in your house??

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  131. Sorry to hear about Hamlet’s leg luck.

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  132. Mini Bloggess! That’s awesome. It’s amazing how well your friends know you. I agree with Mayor Gia this is the first step toward a Bloggess Doll :-)

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  133. I’m just relieved to know I’m not the only one who prefers to go around wearing only a tube top

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  134. My friends send knitted scarves. I’ve NEVER received anything dead and stuffed. I have to get my own.

    BTW, would you like a stuff javelina? I shot it myself. I didn’t do the taxidermy, though.

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  135. I still remember the days when girls wearing tube tops was a major perk of going to high school. It’s hard to describe the Christmas-Eve-like anticipation of spending each day just a school prank away from getting to see the boobies of gals my own age.

    Almost as fun as the day the English teacher lost her shit because the first Farrah poster had come out, and was posted on the glass in the yearbook room next door to us, and each time she tried to show us a movie, all the guys’ head immediately swiveled ninety degrees to greet this latest avatar of the goddess.

    Good times, good times.

  136. Damn–I was all set to buy a “Lean into the weird” t-shirt, but if it doesn’t feature a pic of Hunter cuddling Copernicus, what’s the point?

  137. I love the little pink curlers and the tube top. YOU need to get a tube top just like it and wear it all the time.

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  138. I always wear a corset with no pants! On a serious note… thank you for always brightening my day with your stories!

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  139. I love the little Bloggette. But honestly, I’m still a little bowled over by Mr. Rogers flipping me off. NO. DOUBLE FLIPPING ME OFF. I needed that.

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  140. Why, oh WHY, do you continually make me cry with laughter while simultaneously snorting wine out of my nose? Why?!

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  141. fabumouse! love him. her? and mister rogers giving the bird? oh em gee. i can’t get enough of that. and what’s the like twirly thing he does during “run away???” i’m dying. and the kids? holy crap. where did those kids come from and can i change mine in for them??? they are like frighteningly nice stepford children and i want them.

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  142. I’d rather pictured you as a flying squirrel of sorts…hmmm…guess you never can tell these days!

    Oh! And in a rather brilliant moment today, I thought of a fabulous title 2.0 for your slutty costume post…why? because I think about you all the time…CREEEEEEPY….I digress…Are you ready for this? You’d better be because it’s about to happen with or without your consent:


    You see?! GENIUS!

    Somebody fucking hire me?!

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  143. The thing about tube tops is that they’re uncomfortable with pants on. The other thing about tube tops is that they’re uncomfortable without pants on.

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  144. Also, apparently, I’m not as much of a genius as previously assumed…went back to look at the comments on said costume post, and realized people had already stolen my idea!!!! I fail!

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    Lady Penelope

    Oh how I love this!

    But a tube top and no pants? That’s … *bold* … if not a little breezy.

  146. I’m loving the “precious” and “marvel” die that Mouse-You is standing on. What are you going to name her?

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  147. don’t leave me hanging! how did Hamlet Von Schnitzel break his legs during the photo shoot? it was that dick on the plane, wasn’t it…

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  148. My favorite part of that video was the little kids flipping shit off after he flipped them off.

  149. I have a feeling a certain Hunter S. Thomcat will be making her his precious soon enough.

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  150. Most awesome anthropomorphic taxidermy EVER!

  151. She DOES look like you! Who are these people who send you this stuff? Where do you keep all of it?!

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  152. You get the weirdest things in the mail

    (biggest understatement of the year)

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  153. You know, I have just come to the conclusion that you are weird. Truly. But in a good way . . .

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  154. So, is the new mouse names Jenny Mouse, or Blogger?

  155. It must be amazing to have such amazing friends. So, now the very important question of what her name shall be? Please tell us, we’re on tenterhooks here.

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  156. You make a gorgeous mouse.

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    Angela Weight

    I really need to do more with taxidermy.

  158. I hate that now I want dead stuffed mice. Actually, I lean towards Octopi, which I think, in the right hands, could make adorable dead things. Think of all the possibilities with 8 pose-able arms…

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  159. Badass on so many levels!

  160. She is awesome, how are you going to name it?

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    Here’s the link to the David Sedaris piece in the New Yorker. It’s hilarious. Are you sure you’re not his long lost sister?

  162. It’s a mouseterpiece!

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  163. Never in my most drug-induced stupors did I think I would say this about a taxidermied mouse wearing pink curlers, but I WANT ONE!

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  164. Tube top? I thought it was a corset.

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  165. LOVE the mouse – so awesome.

    I bought myself a t-shirt – the perfect thing to wear to the next sci-fi convention I go to! Yay!

  166. Dude, I hope Hamlet signed a liability waiver.

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  167. This reminds me a lot of this craigslist posting….but so much awesomer.

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  168. Wow…that is…wow…

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  169. Unbelievably hilarious. That Mister Rogers thing is amaza-gravy, by the way.

  170. She is beyond fantastic!

  171. Scrolling down, I totally thought the mouse legs ended in giant blocks of cheese or something. Personally, I think a mouse with cheese feet would be kind of awesome, but not accurate.

    Unless there’s something we don’t know.

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    Mom of All Boys

    Jenny – she is FAB-U-LOUS!
    I am a first-time comment-leaver but long time reader! I LOVE your blog!
    I still go up to my husband when he is in a bad mood and say, “Knock, knock mother fucker!”
    Gets a smile everytime!
    Of course, it helps that I do it while wearing a tank top without pants. : )

  173. I would never think of you as being mousy. Never.
    That’s pretty extreme though – a mouse taxidermied to look like you. You know you’ve made it, girl!

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  174. This is my fave of your taxidermied creatures yet.

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  175. I followed the link about Hamlet Von Schnitzel breaking his legs in New York when he was there for a photo shoot. The post was a hoot, but it didn’t explain how he broke his legs. Is that classified information?

  176. I love you. I really really do. But this right here? This is where you and I have a parting of ways. Not as in I am never coming to your blog again…but as in this shit is not at all cute and it scares the bejesus out of me.

    I hate mice. I don’t care if they’re alive, dead, taxidermied, or Mickey Mouse’d. I just want them to be NOT AROUND ME. Since I live on the East Coast and we’ve been visited with cooler weather, the mice that normally hang out in my back forest decide – EVERY YEAR at this time – that its time to stop camping and move back indoors. Meaning my basement, and up the walls to the cozy condo with fireplace that I call my stove, where they take great joy in peeking out from UNDER it or climbing up the back to do shit like JUMP INTO THE GREASE CAN I KEEP NEXT TO THE STOVE. TWO STUPID FUCKING MICE DID THIS. AND THEN, THEY WERE TOO GREASY TO CLIMB OUT. And I am not gonna lie to you – after I screamed and shrieked and basically tried not to have a coronary, my two children came, sat me down, told me to calm down, that they would take care of me and the mice.

    My 2 kids are 8 & 5.

    Fucking SAD, huh? They managed to put the top on the can, dump said can into a shopping bag, and while we were out on errands we dropped off our “package” into a garbage can. One FAR AWAY FROM MY HOUSE.

    I did the putting it in the garbage part. That was my only contribution to this whole drama. That and the sound effects of shrieking and pure hysteria.

    So no, lovey, I love you dearly, but the mice need to be killed for a second time.

    Mice. (shudder)

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  177. Just got my library copy of your book (can’t afford to buy) after waiting SO LONG.
    It’s wonderful.
    Thank you. :)

  178. I feel like it should be some kind of tradition to send people weird versions of themselves so they can see how others see them. Clearly people see you as completely awesome. I think if someone tried to represent me it would just be a tub of icecream wearing sweatpants. Not as awesome…

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  179. I completely forgot how fricking hilarious that hotel-night-before-the-photo-shoot blog post was. I just about died (again) laughing at my desk right now. In other news, “Lean into the weird” is going to be my new life motto.

  180. That mouse is fabulous!

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  181. 191
    Paula Helm Murray

    Here’s a museum after your own style, etc.

    The thing that caught my eye was a taxidermied rat done as if it fell asleep drinking wine and reading a book. (In a summary slide show of ‘gross’ sites).

  182. Jenny what are you going to name your new friend?

  183. now I’m sad. I watched the Mr. Rogers video. Then I watched Mr. Rogers with Jeff Erlanger. I miss Mr. Rogers.

  184. Have you heard of the Morbid Anatomy Library? CNN just did a story – picture 4 and 5 are particularly Bloggessque ;)

  185. Mouse Bloggess is awesome. She belongs in her own space on your page so everyone who comes here can be amazed. Kudos to the friend!

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  186. Awwwwwwe, she is just adorable!

    Have you named her? If not, may I suggest “Penny Mouseson?” =P

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  187. Just saw on that there is “Morbid Anatomy Library” that has nothing but dead little animals dressed up in clothes, just like yours! Perhaps a Bloggess field trip is in the cards???

    Here’s the link…check out photos 4 and 5:

  188. Is it weird that every-time I see curlers at Sally Beauty Supply I think of you?

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  189. This was on cnn today. It’s you!!! You’ve got to click on the link- it shows the taxidermy mouse passed out from a martini with a book. SO you.

    “The work of a group of artists, the Morbid Anatomy Library collects curiosities of many kinds. Among the eye-catchers: instances of anthropmorphic taxidermy, the resurrected Victorian craft of dressing dead animals in adorable little outfits and posing them in human activities.”

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  190. 202
    Gregg Barnes

    Wow, it really looks just like you!

  191. Gee whiz, with Hamlet in the background there too, it’s like Bride of Frankenstein for mice!

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  192. Unicorn Meant can be bought on Amazon. Thought you’d want to know. I would have just bought it and shipped to you, but I have no idea what your address is so….

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  193. Strictly speaking, the You-Mouse should have a mini Hamlet Von Schnitzel on her head. Thanks!

  194. I never thought I would be a fan of taxidermy, then you came into my life. I LOVE this mouse, you have awesome friends. Can I be your friend? Also, it’s my day off and I have to go into work, I was bummed. Then you shared Mr. Rogers flipping everyone off and suddenly, life is too good to be believed.

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  195. 208
    January Taylor

    Just had to share this link with you. I know you would be the one person to appreciate it!

  196. Did you see this one (see picture 4) from the Morbid Anatomy Library?

    I quote: “The work of a group of artists, the Morbid Anatomy Library collects curiosities of many kinds. Among the eye-catchers: instances of anthropmorphic taxidermy, the resurrected Victorian craft of dressing dead animals in adorable little outfits and posing them in human activities.”

  197. Ok – totally random comment, but I came across this site and for some reason thought of you. I’m guessing
    you’ve seen it, but in case not… and….

  198. I’m sure a million people have already sent this, but I saw it this morning and thought of you!

  199. I love her! So perfect~

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  200. That’s not just taxidermy; that’s TAXIDREAMY!

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