Watched a new show today on animal planet its called American stuffers people actually stuff their dogs!! I love my dogs but I don't know if I would take it that far lol but you never know. Anyone ever have a pet stuffed?
OMG no, that's obscene! And it would break my heart every time I looked at it. I love my Pugs with all my heart but I would never have them stuffed or cloned or any thing like that.
No, I couldn't do that either.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
I watched a marathon of that show last night, it was the first time I'd seen it. I honestly can't say I wouldn't do it, he does a really nice job but I'm not sure all of them would. The show was definitely a tear jerker for me which is why I watched it for 4 straight hours. To each their own, I say.
Owned by: Buddy (The Pug) 11-22-03,Oscar (The Pug) 01-18-09 - And now Sophie (The Girl Pug) 04-08-10 :) 3 Fabulous Kitties, Wife to Chris and Mom to Ryan! Emma kitty at the Rainbow Bridge 9-11-02 - 3-11-13.
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites or women for men." Alice Walker
"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" ~Anne Tyler
I couldn't. My sister threatened to have her first pet rat stuffed, though, and to keep it on my parents' mantlepiece. They declined.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
Lol yeah I think its pretty weird but like jennifer said to each their own. My husband said he wants to do it to ours and he wants to have them set up so it looks like they are boxing each other lol im sure.
I am going to have Bugsy done and posed lifting his leg.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
It's not for me. I don't even like viewings for humans. I'd prefer to remember my friends, both skin and fur, alive and kicking.
Chris, owned by Minni the diva, and "Sugar" Ray the ever hungry.
DH to Ellen , DD to Lindsay and Carrie
I'm with just about everyone else on this topic. I don't care for taxidermied animals in general. I understand the thinking behind the "trophy" deer head and I get why museums would stuff rare or extinct animals that have died of natural causes. What I really don't understand is the thought process of people who decide to taxidermy their pets.
To each his own of course. A rare animal dies....you stuff it so that others may see what such a rare animal looks like. I get it.
You bring down a majestic animal such as a deer with impressive antlers. I undserstand the "trophy" mentality. I don't like it but I get it.
Your beloved pet dies. You mourn, you come to accept and eventually move on. Having Fido stuffed and displayed on the fireplace mantle seems to me an act of desperation by a person that doesn't know how to cope. It strikes me ultimately as disrespectful of the pet you loved in life. I wouldn't stuff grandma and prop her up in the kitchen next to the stove to remind me of her incredible, fresh baked biscuits.
A very interesting topic to discuss!
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