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Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones, But Mice on the Fridge Will Kill Me

When I was young we lived in a rural area with our home backing on to a ravine. During the winter months our house became somewhat of a hostel for those vagrant travelers. My mom, petrified of mice would send my younger brother and I into the house first to check the traps and give her the all clear. Seriously. She would wait in the car and send in her eight and seven year old children to check traps for disfigured, decapitated or mangled field mice. And we LOVED it. We'd be all Hey, hey check this one out! His eyes are bulging from his head! and Cooool! That's so gross! Ew. Awesome! Sometimes I'd be pissed off that I had to check traps AGAIN! and thought hiding the dead carcass in her room would be hella funny... and I would STILL be grounded for that, I know it. But this? This makes me want to stick it to my mom's fridge now as payback for all those mice. mouse-mag The expression on its face reminds me of the mouse I sucked up in my vacuum a couple winters ago. O.M.G. *shudder* Each time I look into those beady little glass eyes I get full body shudders. As I type this I am trying EVERYTHING not to even have him in my peripheral vision and I can't NOT see him. Must. finish. post. now. mouse-magnet Is it just me, or does he look a little um... flat?
This adorable little guy is made from a real mouse that has been professionally preserved. As a finishing touch, he has been fitted with tiny yellow glass eyes. Perfect as a novelty or for any of your daily magneting (sic) needs! Stick him to your refrigerator or decorate your filing cabinet at work. Potential co-worker repellent.
I don't know about you, but I don't think I've ever thought 'decorate' when it comes to a mouse carcass. BLARGH! Um, thanks Kerrie, I think.S {source}
Posted by sam {temptingmama} on May 4, 2009 @ 1:51 pm  

14 Responses to “Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones, But Mice on the Fridge Will Kill Me”

  1. Noadi (10 comments.) Says:

    Now I collect some odd things (have my own little cabinet of curiosities) including a mummified frog and a mouse skeleton. Taxidermy though weirds me out like nothing else, so creepy.

  2. candace trew camling (134 comments.) Says:

    I guess if it was done well… and you like, collected dead stuff and shit… It isn’t done well though.

    candace trew camling’s last blog post..Stories for Children Magazine May 2009 Issue

  3. kdaniel Says:

    I think instead of “Potential co-worker repellent”, the description should read “Definite deterrent to human interaction.” Seriously, that second picture is positively horrifying. It looks like he’s about to make a flying leap out of the screen and onto your face.

  4. Karen Sugarpants Says:

    it is flat. flat stanley the mouse.

    and your mom really made you do that and you turned out this normal? wow.

  5. Mary @ Holy Mackerel (4 comments.) Says:

    Wow, I didn’t know they made fake mice like that. Don’t think I want one, regardless.

    We have a bit of a mouse problem at our house too, and we live smack dab in the city. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome. Pretty please???

    Mary @ Holy Mackerel’s last blog post..Want Some Kielbasa?

  6. Robyn (2 comments.) Says:

    It’s so funny! They describe it as a cute little guy.

  7. Stump (14 comments.) Says:

    Your mouse in a vacuum link is broken, and I really want to see/read it!

    Stump’s last blog post..Pirates Booty pendant

    sam {temptingmama} (164 comments.) Reply:

    Aw shoot! It’s been changed now!

    (http://www.temporarilyme.com/2007/05/09/346/)

    Thanks for pointing it out. LOL

  8. Sarah Jane (7 comments.) Says:

    SO sorry to be a spelling nazi- but it’s hostel, not hostile. although- since your mom was killing them, i guess your house became hostile, huh?

    thanks for keeping us laughing all through the winter months. now that summer’s here, i have promised to cut down on all manner of internet, but not this site! :)

    Sarah Jane’s last blog post..Diagnosis

    sam {temptingmama} (164 comments.) Reply:

    OMG. LOL

    Yes. Hostel. See, spell check gets the words right but doesn’t understand the context of which they are written, so Um…. ya. LOL

    Thanks.

  9. Susan @ 2KoP (1 comments.) Says:

    Just one big EEEeeewwwwwwww!

    Susan @ 2KoP’s last blog post..Real Good Grammar

  10. Taylor Blue (91 comments.) Says:

    Nothing says love like a mouse carcass on the fridge. My son would love that. Me not so much.

    Taylor Blue’s last blog post..The Anticlimatic How I Met Your Mother Moment of the Series: Revealed!

  11. Jade beads (112 comments.) Says:

    Is it just me, or from this angle does it look like he’s floating in the last picture? The veins on the inside of the ears are a nice touch too, makes it have that going to burst inside out and feast on you while you sleep feeling.

  12. Odzyskiwanie Danych (1 comments.) Says:

    it looks like a Jerry mouse – where is Tom? :)






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