Most people set up mouse traps if they suspect that rodents are living inside of their households. I celebrate the fact that I have two mice that live right here in the heart of MBIP World Headquarters. Let me introduce you to them!
They live in a wooden house atop this marble topped pedestal in the middle of the front room here at MBIP World Headquarters. They each have their own story which will be revealed very shortly if you keep on scrolling down!
Here’s an aerial view of the two of them in their apartment within the MBIP World Headquarters.
The mouse on the left is Sergeant Squeak and the mouse on the right is the unnamed mouse from the Gin Room House. Here’s their respective stories.
Sergeant Squeak started off his life as a taxidermy project that my friend Amber was working on. In the course of her putting him together, one of his arms and his tail somehow got lost in the project and she gave outfitted him with a cane to help him stand tall. She sent me an email with a photo of him and I told her it was one of the greatest things I’d ever seen. She built him this house with a bed in it and gave him and the house to me for my birthday a couple of years ago and he’s been one of my most treasured possessions ever since! Thanks again Amber, whenever I feel down, all I have to do is look at the forever morose Sergeant Squeak and he lifts my spirits right up!
The mouse on the right who’s sitting on the bed is the unnamed mouse from the Gin Room House. The Gin Room House was a crazy household that I shared with my friends Moon and Chris and you can read all about that place right here. When we moved in I was cleaning up my room and jumped when I saw a mouse in the corner that appeared to be staring at me. As I moved closer, I realized that it was a toy stuffed mouse and I took him and placed him on the window sill so he could watch the world go by. That was in 1980 and I’ve had him ever since. I’ve never given him a name and now he’s known as Sergeant Squeak’s roommate.
This is the two sentence biography that Amber composed about Sergeant Squeak. It’s truly genius writing and I love it. When I’m feeling down, all I have to do is walk over and look at Sergeant Squeak with the unnamed mouse from the Gin Room House and read this and it always makes me feel better!
Thanks again, Amber, this will always be one of my most favorite things of all time!