guess who came home from the taxidermist? pepito! it took about 10 months, (they're very busy) but he's perfect. his bones were cleaned and bleached, and he was returned to me very well organized and ready to be re-assembled. i'll probably try to collect some nice old glass jars to replace the plastic tubs at one point, but i think i'll keep him as is. now i can officially say that his eyeballs were definitely bigger than his brain. so cute! also, i practically begged for an internship at the taxidermy shop, so in a few weeks, i may be flipping animals inside out and scraping the fat off of their hides. i absolutely can't wait!