Meet Marty Mouse, an Adorable Rodent with a Big Personality

Who says that cats and dogs get to have all the fun? Meet Martin “Marty” Mouse, an adorable rodent whose big personality means a lot of adventures. Don't let the name fool you, though. He's actually a dumbo rat! Mouse is just part of his name. According to his owner, MM (Marty's Mom), he has many interests, including a band called Marty and the Corms and dispensing advice under his Ask Dr. Marty column. 

Sadly, this charming, photogenic creature passed away on November 20 of this year. Thanks to social media, however, his spirit lives on through Facebook and Instagram. “He's found an Internet connection in Heaben so he can still talk to us,” MM writes. Which is a good thing – it means we can continue to share our joy in his rodent-sized shopping cart, miniature chef's hat, and love of a good donut.

Marty Mouse website, Facebook page, and Instagram
via [Pleated Jeans]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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