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The Awwww-Factor

 

Imagine my surprise when I saw this on a wall tile near the floor in a restroom recently!

Workum, NL

 

 

 

 

The Awwww-Factor

 

Imagine my surprise when I saw this on a wall tile near the floor in a restroom recently!

Workum, NL

 

 

 

 

comments (36)

The things in this world that I abhor are mice.
Ginnie Hart: For me it is snakes, Michael! HA!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jan 2014, 01:07
I like to see rodents celebrated in this way, Ginnie...generally they are badly maligned.
Ginnie Hart: How can you NOT see them as cute when they're presented like this, Ray!
i am sure that if any patrons walked in while you were on all fours taking pictures near the floor that they would have notified the authoroties about a peeper Ginnie grin...
thanks for going the last mile to get your shot.. i love it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a labor of love, considering my bad knees, Peter! smile
Someone has a sense of humor in Workum...
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Larry. It was my first time to ever see something that cute in tile-work.
That doesn't bode well for the restroom...I hope it wasn't at a restaurant.
Ginnie Hart: That's the thing, Hollie...it WAS at a restaurant, but it was a totally adorable place, all of it. So I had nor worries. It brought a smile.
That could either be a prediction or an attempt to cut off a future problem.
Ginnie Hart: In either case, it brought a smile, Michael! smile
Oh that's just awesome!!! Your image of her is great!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. The worst thing about the whole thing was getting down on the floor to take the picture. But I decided it was worth it. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2014, 06:24
How unusual, Ginnie - good to look down!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes you also have to look down, Lisl, for sure. This time I felt grandly rewarded, after the initial shock wore off. HA!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2014, 06:34
They get everywhere Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I guess you would know, Chris. I hope you've never scared your guests away!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2014, 06:53
Some artist have humour in their job, the fact that this was in the restaurant restroom, connected to a tile-factury makes sens grin....
Also the wash-bans were very creative.
awwwwwwww indeed smile
Ginnie Hart: I forgot that it was also a tile/pottery factory. It makes total sense now. How fun. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2014, 07:16
Wonderful find- and Chris might be proud of Ratty being pictured!
Ginnie Hart: I never even thought of Ratty until I saw Chris' comment. But of course! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Jan 2014, 07:17
Could give one a scare
Ginnie Hart: After my initial startle, I had a nice smile, Vintage. Good to see you back!
A nice sense of humour from whoever did this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Astrid reminded me that the restaurant is part of a pottery complex, so then it all made sense. I like their sense of humor! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 15 Jan 2014, 08:01
Jolie trouvaille
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2014, 08:09
A little one can break the wall!
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, HF. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jan 2014, 08:17
Very nice, too. What a cutie!
Ginnie Hart: How could anyone be afraid of him, Alan, right?! smile
Very nice shot! Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 15 Jan 2014, 08:55
Adorable this small mouse, more beautiful than the one who is next to the keyboard of my PC
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Now I have visions of your mouse there, Marie...and hope you have it tamed. smile
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 15 Jan 2014, 09:03
Did you think it was real Ginnie and, did you scream?
Ginnie Hart: Well, I didn't scream, Chad, but I did have a bit of a startle...until I "got" it. Then I almost laughed hysterically. grin
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 15 Jan 2014, 09:25
I think it is nice that they provide a little fun. What would kitties think of it!
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid often says, "A day without laughter is a day not lived." Good question about the kitties...and it takes YOU to even think of it! HA!
Cute......I'd have had to photograph it too, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Let's just face it, Martin--we'll all a bunch of photographers! grin
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2014, 10:35
I like that they paid this much attention to detail with a wink and a smile, and that you noticed. I wonder how many do?
Ginnie Hart: I wonder how many notice and jump off the seat, Ruth. grin Just thinking about it makes me giggle.
Imagine your surprise if it hadn't been a tile,Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Gulp! I would have raised my feet, Frank, for sure. smile
I can so picture you taking this! LOL! So cute!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! We can pick each other out in a crowd, Robin, cant we. grin
I can't believe you didn't take your mascara out and make his left whiskers look longer and balanced to his right whiskers! wink
Ginnie Hart: LOL, LC. Your imagination precedes you, per usual. grin
I have plenty of the real things in the loft space behingd my office 12 + trapped and dispatched. Mouse Pie on the menu soon.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, Martin. Well, then. They've got to be useful for something, right?! grin
this would have been ideal for Cat Saturday Ginnie grin
Ginnie Hart: LOL, JC. If only I posted on Saturdays, maybe I would have thought of it. grin
exclusive painting Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Some pople have all the fun, Ronky. smile
What a delightful find, Ginnie. I wonder if this was a one-of-a-kind hand painted tile.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Beverly, and good question. I have no idea. My guess is they have plenty for sale, assuming the first one was a big hit! smile
I like this because it reminds of two things, firstly Maximus Mouse, the church mouse, about whom our Minister sometimes reads a story to the children on Sunday mornings, and secondly the author of the series of books, Brian Ogden, was husband of the warden at the sheltered housing complex my parents lived at before they died, and as indeed a lovely man. More about Maximus here http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_Maximus_Mouse?#slide=1
Ginnie Hart: And I think of all the counted-cross stitcheries I used to see when I was doing that kind of needlework in my day, Brian. Mice can be quite adorable in art! I love it. Thanks for the link.
Awww! Nice find Ginnie... smile
And happy new year!
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Sudipto, isn't it?! Thanks. smile Happy New Year to you, too.
What a find Ginnie! So adorable...
Ginnie Hart: Some things just can't be resisted, Richard. smile
It seems that you might have had a visit from Banksy!
Ginnie Hart: They would be honored to hear that from you, Tom, I'm sure. smile
  • helys
  • France
  • 15 Jan 2014, 23:07
Woooooooooow
Great find but scary!
Well captured smile
Ginnie Hart: As long as you keep your wits about you, Helys, you'll be just fine. grin
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 16 Jan 2014, 15:21
Difficult to write about without using the word "cute", but what the hell, it's cute and joyful.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Gotcha, George. grin Seriously, sometimes you just have to smile and be happy. smile
Hahaha... great fun.
Ginnie Hart: Don't your love it when people have a good dose of humor up their sleeve, Jacquelyn. smile

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