- I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.
Monday, December 31, 2012
I just wanted to wish everyone of my followers a JOYOUS & HAPPY NEW YEAR, GOOD HEALTH AND CONTENTMENT. MAY YOU REACH EVERY ONE OF YOUR GOALS IN 2013
Here is my granddaughter M's newest pet. He's trying to warm himself or herself on a LED light, lol...(Gee, I forgot to ask her if it was a he or a she) lol... I'm not even sure if it has a name either.
I'll call it Taxi as in Taxidermy.
Don't worry, she didn't kill this little cute chipmunk, It had already met it's demise. She went online and found a Youtube video to learn how to proceed and she cleaned it all well and proper to kill any bacteria and stuffed it. I welcome her comments to rectify what I missed or distorted. The fact that she stuffed this little creature blows my mind. This was actually her second critter to stuff.
A side view of the chipmunk.
Now before you all scream, it's a mouse who also met with her maker but not by my granddaughter's hand. No she's much more compassionate than that. She salvaged what was left of the little critter and disinfected it too before proceeding. She cut it on the front and had problem with sewing it up as the skin is very thin and fragile but she did the best she could and then she found out that she should make the cut on the back where the fur is thicker. Makes sense to me. There's even a wire in the tail.
She wants to make cloths for it. I think that Tasha Tudor would approve. hahaha.
I didn't took a great shot but this is my granddaughter M. explaining me how she did the taxidermy.
Her younger sister N. showing me how the chipmunk looked as if it's warming itself over a candle.
I've got more photos to show but I must go now. Stay safe and warm and have a blast to celebrate the new year. I've got my bag of chip and my wine all ready. That's the only preparations I've got and I'm Ok with that and I'm as happy as a fish in the water.
Thanks for following me all this time and welcome to my new followers. I do appreciate your comments and visits.
Posted by Julia at 4:16 PM