Back at the dawn of time, in early teen years, my Grandma showed me a doll she’d bought at an Op-shop. It was the most unusual doll I’d ever seen. She said ‘Be very careful, it’s old and frail’. A hapless mouse with its head caught fatally in a trap, its arms hanging limply by its side. We laughed.
The original mouse uses Nylon in its very earliest incarnation, which by now has almost gone back to the dust from whence it came.
I have the modified the design somewhat, adding a tiny, blue, bloodless tongue and some unscratching claws, but essentially it’s little body remains the same.
Try to enjoy making your own sad little Johnny, and be particularly careful not to get your fingers caught in the trap.
Poor Johnny the mouse
no more scurrying
the trap snapped
and now he’s dead
poor little Johnny
(based on a true story)
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