Wednesday, 15 June 2005

of gerbils and men


This is a picture from the Handy Household Gadgets catalogue that I get regularly through the door. That IS a dead mouse, isn't it?

Or at least, if not dead, it has been resting for quite some time and has nasty pins and needles in its extremities:


I have spent the last week in a slightly bemused state, trying to work out:

a) Whether it's a stuffed one that they have got in reserve for just such a photo-opportunity. Or whether it's just the one they caught the night before using the Humane Mousetrap, that perhaps died by accident and they've decided not to waste.

and

b) Whether it's actually a gerbil. And if so, whether that makes it better, or worse.

Thoughts?

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