(Note: applies to synthetic mice only. Not to be used on actual live mice. Or dead ones.)
1 ) Have cat fling mouse all over the bedroom
2 ) Have cat chew on mouse regularly
3 ) Have cat fling mouse all over bedroom again
4 ) Have cat dump mouse on floor next to hamper
5 ) You dump dirty clothes on floor next to hamper to sort lights and darks
6 ) Scoop up pile of darks from floor without noticing mouse in them
7 ) Wash laundry
8 ) Dry laundry
9 ) Ta–da! Results shown at left — one very nice fluffy mouse!
Yes, it’s missing an eye, ear, and tail, but those are the result of steps 1-4, not steps 5-8. Considering how nice the washed mouse looks compared to its unwashed sibling (on right) there may be another mouse going through the wash soon.