Nothing Says I Love You Like Dead Tree Rat

Remember when Pete Doherty gave Kate Moss a dead rat brooch and the world was all shock and awe, wondering what the sam-hell was goin' through his big ol' numb skull? Behold, the redneck version of The Crazy Love:
This is a pair of genuine taxidermy squirrel feet earrings. They hang from ornate Victorian inspired posts and measure 1 1/2" long without post. They have been professionally preserved.
Oh good, because I was really worried about those nails being perfect.  Poor Jes, she won't like this post. Gee honey, you'll never guess what I gotcha for Christmas! *shudder*
Posted by Karen Sugarpants on November 8, 2008 @ 12:52 am  

27 Responses to “Nothing Says I Love You Like Dead Tree Rat”

  1. Suebob (91 comments.) Says:

    Holy squirrel feet, Batman. That is one of the most disturbing things I have seen on this blog today.

  2. Miss (21 comments.) Says:

    Thank goodness for this blog. I wasn’t sure what to get my aunt for Christmas. Now I know.

  3. Wendy (4 comments.) Says:

    All I can say is… Ew.

  4. Velma (19 comments.) Says:

    You know I have a thing for awful taxidermy, right? Like this: Rick’s Custom Squirrels

    Velma’s last blog post..6 Years Old

  5. mommypie (4 comments.) Says:

    I’ve got an itch that needs scratchin’. What did I do with my squirrel feet?

    mommypie’s last blog post..Newsflash!

  6. A Whole Lot of Nothing Says:


    How the crap do you find these??

    No, really. How?

    A Whole Lot of Nothing’s last blog post..Goin’ Gangsta Nerd

  7. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah (14 comments.) Says:

    Gross. Wouldn’t those little toenails just scratch your neck all day long?

    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah’s last blog post..The Vampire Strikes Back

  8. Jenny, Bloggess (9 comments.) Says:

    Okay, seriously, where is the link. I think I might need these.

    Jenny, Bloggess’s last blog post..This is not a real post.

  9. Honeybell (5 comments.) Says:

    I’m with Sarah. The first thing I thought-who want little squirrel toes scratching at their neck all day? For that I’d need an actual squirrel.

    Honeybell’s last blog post..F*ck This Friday

  10. velocibadgergirl (57 comments.) Says:

    OMFG. O.M.F.G.

    There are no words.

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  11. Jes (1 comments.) Says:

    You are right. That is disgusting. DEAD CARCASS HANGING FROM YOUR HEAD. IN SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY TO YOUR NOSE. AND YOUR BRAIN. And what if a hair fell out and made its way into your mouth? WHAT THEN?

    Jes’s last blog post..The Psychology of Me

  12. Paunchiness (2 comments.) Says:

    That’s awesomely gross.

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  14. Jim Eastman (1 comments.) Says:

    My fiancee does a lot of dead animal jewelry. I just set her up with a website to showcase her work if you’re interested: http://www.boneladyjewelry.com/

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  16. wyatt Says:

    HA When I was in middle school I went to my aunts house and her boyfriend had a bunch of squirrel feet he was making into necklace pendants. Of course being the super classy middle schooler I was I wanted the one he shaped to look like it was giving the bird… God I was cool.

    Looking back though it was pretty damn unsanitary to have a rotting squirrels foot dangling from my neck.

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  18. Christine Says:

    Oh, WOW!

    My bro-in-law made me some of these about 12 years ago! I just thought he was a sicko–obviously, he was ahead of his time!!!

  19. JJ Sobey Says:

    perfect gift for my mother-in-law…

    Mua ha ha ha ha ha ….

  20. Dee Says:

    Being that it was a professional taxidermist I can only guess that it was done from an animal whos meat was eaten… I hope.

    Not my style, it would bug me to feel toenails on my neck …. but it would be a great gag gift.. yea it’s a shocker, but hey….. the site is catastrophe, because handmade isn’t always pretty…. what did u expect? something cutsey?? lol

  21. melt face (1 comments.) Says:

    cheap and perfect for a Loved one! Get some for yer granny or girl friend. freeze dried and mounted in settings ready to rock right out of the box…!!!

  22. Janet G. Says:

    found them!!!


    Dee is right, these are hillarious…and cheap! lol

  23. ScottB Says:

    That’s right up there with the locally sold Deer and Moose Dropping earings and pendant set. Real Moose/Deer turds dipped in clear shellac. It’s amazing what you can sell to Maine tourists.

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