The votes are in…

Okay…the votes are in and thousands of you have made it clear that 1. we’re all a bit bored and in need of distractions at the minute and that 2. my taxidermied llama/alpaca (that died of natural causes, I assure you) clearly had one name rise to the top during our voting period.


llama wearing pink, standing next to reese witherspoon wearing pink


PS. Tomorrow at 2pm (central) I’m taking over the Mom2summit instagram page because they asked me to do a quick livestream talking about how I deal with writer’s block and I didn’t know how to do that so I just tried it on my instagram and then 1,000 people accidentally showed up and so I did a tour of my taxidermy.  It’s on my instagram, I think?  Not sure how long it stays up before it disappears but if you want to see it and my messy house and ridiculous pets I think it’s somewhere?  I suck at technology and instagram is purposely confusing.  Sorry.

PPS. Special thanks to everyone who suggested names and voted and to @finn_viqueen who I believe first suggested “Fleece Witherspool”.  🙂

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  1. I wonder how Reece feels about that 😂😃👍

  2. I love seeing your emails! I laughed/snorted at the name! I voted for something different, but in THAT outfit Fleece is clearly a fashion icon in the making.

  3. Awesome name!

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  4. Fleece is perfect! Gender neutral, a warning about scammers, and a cozy image all rolled and tucked and glued and preserved into your latest (?) darling. Thank you Jenny. You are a light in this weirdest of worlds.

  5. I was upset, but then I saw her outfit.

  6. You need to get another one so Fleece and Wooly Nelson can be a couple.

    Janet Coburn recently posted Eating Around the World.

  7. You just gave me a good chuckle : )

  8. You just gave me a good chuckle : )

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    Just another Jenn

    Seriously just lol-ed for real. The outfit makes it. Thank you this!

  10. Love it/love you – many thanks for the distraction 🙂

  11. Any chance you can get Fleece a taxidermied purse dog? It really pulls the look together.

  12. So what you’re saying is that today is taxidermy day and tomorrow is writer’s block day? Ok. Here for it and tuned in!

  13. 13
    Gwen Gravett

    TADA! Perfect pet, er, person…uhm, animal….hat!

  14. An addition of a strand of pearls will complete Fleece’s stylish outfit! On a more serious note, Jenny, you offer the world so much in the way of creativity, and best of all, love. Heartfelt thanks and love back at ya!

  15. I love this! Can she do the bend and snap? Is she going to have an array of outfits? She is the llama this lockdown needs. Clearly. As for Instagram- it confuses me at least once a day, so you’re not alone and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about writers block. I’ve got a fierce case of getting started block.

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    Suzanne Schmitt

    Love love love Fleece!!❤️❤️

  17. I love the name! And her little hat and bow are so damn adorable.

    I hope all y’all are handling this well. Hang in there.

    mommatrek recently posted Quarantine Day 17–I am more amused by this than I should be.

  18. Fleece Witherspoon needs her own pocket pet!

  19. That video was great. Thanks for sharing your space with us!

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    AJ-the short one

    Lots of Love to you and Fleece, and the rest of your menagerie. You bring a bright spot to this dreary world. I mean that. Thank You!

  21. Baaahaaahaaahaaa re the accidental instangram show – sounds like something I’d do too. And I love the name! Fleece Witherspoon – perfect and that bow!

  22. It’s the pillbox hat that does it. Not every llama can carry that off.

  23. Pretty sure Fleece needs her own chihuahua or some other purse pet.

  24. Please, please, please, tell me she has a spoon tucked in her bow somewhere so Fleece Witherspoon can be Fleece With-her-spoon (unless she has a handbag doggo, in which case you have to call him “Spoon”)

  25. I want to know how to deal with writer’s block, so I guess I will be stalking you on Twitter. I don’t have the insta because I am a fuddy-duddy, and I’m totally okay with that. But Twitter will at least link me to your post, so there’s that. Best wishes! Have fun!

  26. YAY!!! That was my choice. Perfect💗

  27. I honestly can’t remember what my choice was, but Fleece Witherspoon is absolutely perfect, especially once she’s dressed up like Elle. My gosh, you could have different outfits for every film, depending on how you’re feeling–I can’t wait for June Carter Cash. She’ll need a wig…and an autoharp.

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  28. LOL love it. She’s gorgeous!!

  29. That is perfect, and I love that movie.

    Dear Bloggess, when I get the email updates your link is broken because there is no . after ‘thebloggess’ and com. Small thing but can ya fix that please? Add the dot (.) before the ‘com’

  30. 30
    Jenny Lassen Boeye

    She looks so happy!!! <3

  31. LOVE IT!!!

  32. Looks a bit like Falkor. 🙂

  33. You definitely should get her a purse pet! 😃

  34. 34
    Gale Vester

    But Fleece doesn’t have the ubiquitous dog-in-a-bag as Reese’s character has. Ah well, that’s all the better for Fleece and any dog so small!

  35. Fleece has the sweetest face! And has the chihuahua’s eyes lol!
    PS How is your sister doing?

  36. 36

    Fleece is fierce on that pink pill box that. I’m here for it!

  37. I just love you. And I love Fleece’s accessories.

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  38. AhhhhhHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! Weeping!!!! That is so perfectly horribly perfect and funny!!! If I were you, I’d continue to answer the door with her. The outfit can only help things.

    Thanks for this!


  40. Marvelous what you’ve done with the al/lama!

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    Robert A Casas


  42. You need to give her a spoon… otherwise, she’s “FLEECE WITHOUTHERSPOON.”

  43. Fleece Witherspoon…lol! Nice. Although, the llama looks kinda like the Luck Dragon from Never Ending Story.

    M.A.D. Hagan recently posted Don’t Surf On Space Mountain.

  44. Oh, Fleece could use a llampaca-sized pearl necklace, too. That would be amazing.

  45. Too hilarious! Thank you Jenny for making me smile today🥰😌

  46. She needs PEARLS! What a lovely llama/alpaca. She is truly a southern lady 🙂 Thanks for the laugh!

  47. I just realized that Fleece Witherspoon looks like Bruiser Woods and it’s making me smile.

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  48. Love the outfit! On reflection she does look like a girl!

  49. My daughter’s comment? “Leegwooly blonde”

  50. 51
    Carla Kennedy

    Love the Fleece Witherspoon name. And dressed for success.

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