I was sitting on the couch with my computer in my lap when teen kitten walked in from school. She plopped down beside me and I knew I had to tell her. “Sweetie, mommy wants to mummify something.” Middle-kitten had mentioned something about mummification that she had learned at school and since then, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. That’s when she looked at my computer screen to see that I have googled "mummification recipes". Luckily she didn’t over-react. She asked me what I had in mind and that was the problem, I didn’t know what I wanted to mummify but I really wanted to do it. It only takes two months and I was sure (still am) that we could gather the supplies. I’ve spent quite a bit of time researching and discussing the process. I even found out that some mortuaries currently offer that service but it is very pricey. I found a simple guide in wrapping techniques. The only part that I’m not so sure I’ll be able to stay standing for is sticking the wire up the nose to mess up the brains then sucking them out through a straw. I asked my dad if he would do it but he’s not being very enthusiastic. I’m really excited about the canopic jars and the amulets placed on the body to keep it from evil curses. I’m planning on designing them right away. Teen-kitten and I worked through many options of what/who to mummify and we only came up with one good candidate. It’s my neighbors cat, Squeekers. The thing is, Squeekers is old and has some sort of sickness that leaves it’s fur half fallen out. That cat has seen better days and really, wouldn’t it be an honor to be mummified by …us? I think so. At about that time in my conversation with teen-kitten on the couch, I realized Dan Barney was listening, “Great, my wife is going to locked up for stealing, killing and mummifying local pets?” I’m thinking more Pushing Daises than a low-budget horror movie poster of a lunatic mother in a bloody apron. All I’ve done so far is research and drawings. We’re going to do some surveillance on Squeekers tomorrow, start looking for patterns and all of that. Fun!
X-ray of Mummified Cat