Thursday, June 18, 2009

Petra two-mice

Continuuing the parade of Dead Things, here is last night's haul. Petra left them for me as an early-morning present. Isn't she clever? (I'm very proud when they're presented as a fait accompli. When I have to rescue a half-killed, soggy and shivering little creature from the kitty-jaws of death, not so much.)

Anyway, I'm going to make her a heraldic crest today, with these as the Mice Rampant. Anyone know the Latin for 'Two Mice'? Or maybe 'Fickle and Murderous'?


Craig Sorensen said...

Petra is quite the intrepid hunter, and it seems she's keen to lavish upon her mistress!

Methinks you are loved.

Sorry, my Latin is rusty (read non existent,) but that is a heckuva crest for a kitty. How about French? "Deux souris"

Has a certain ring to it, eh?

So does my verification word: inkbin

Need a quill with that inkbin?

Shanna Germain said...

Oooh, my loves the little mices!!!

She IS a good hunter.

Love the pix too!

EllaRegina said...

She has inherited your artistic flair for visual display!

Nikki Magennis said...

Thanks, all! Deux Souris is good, Craig, I'm sure she'll be proud!

(ER, actually I had to arrange the mice for Petra - she has two left paws when it comes to things like that. And I think I got some little tiny mousemite bites for my troubles.)

Madeline Moore said...

Nikki, you are intrepid! My cat Jules once strolled up to my then husband and dropped a mouse on his shoe. He said, "Jules, I don't want that on my shoe." Jules gave him a cat-look, picked it up in his mouth and walked away with it.

When Jules was neutered, we noticed the vet had written his name as 'Jewels' which prompted then husband to say, "Yes, the cat formerly known as Jewels." Hoho, yes he was funny...sometimes...

Jules finally left home for good, to be a feral hunter.

Alana said...

Well, of course, I had share this with my son. He's always interested when it comes to dead things.


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Nikki Magennis said...

Hi Anonymouse!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I'm really very touched!

I hope you have a wonderful visit with your musician and that it all works out beautifully. Glad the story struck a chord.


Danielle de Santiago said...

dunno why..but i always loved pictures of dead things..its an art of itself...:-)

Nikki Magennis said...

Oh, yes, Danielle, and if you click on the 'wurzeltod' link in the sidebar there, you will find lots of dead-thing art.

Danielle de Santiago said...

wow..usually when i say something like this i only get strange looks..not good sources for more weired muses..:-)..i just checked the first few posts and am already in love with that blog..thanx for sharing..