If you remember a few months ago my flat was being overrun with mice. My roommate postulated the rodents were coming from the Crazian* landlady's flat below us. Made sense to me since she's a pack rat.
He informed me a week ago that a mouse was stuck in the mini blinds of one of her bay windows. The mouse has been dead for awhile but strangely isn't decomposing. This picture was taken a full seven days after he first told me about the mouse.
I haven't seen the Crazian landlady in awhile. Yesterday a citation was posted on her door from the SF Department of Building Inspection. Among the various violations listed, one had to do with not accepting a certified letter. That leads me to suspect she isn't answering her door. Conclusion: she's perished in her flat and has been mummified as a result.
I've decided that this mouse is English and his name is Percy, short for Perciforth. To deal with his dead body being on display I have given him a top hat which gives him an air of distinction. I'd give him a coat with tails but he's already got one.
*Crazian, noun & adjective, a portmanteau of crazy and Asian, not to be confused with Craisins® Sweetened Dried Cranberries by Ocean Spray.