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Absolutely. I want to keep them all forever.
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Maybe, if the circumstances were right.
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Only if I can have them posted by the door in a threatening pose.
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I would rather have a stuffed Twikoff.
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Old 02-19-08, 06:11 PM
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Would YOU do this?

Freeze-dried pets.

http://www.pet-animalpreservation.co...FR7LiQod8EEzbQ





I will admit that these are very lifelike, but the idea of keeping a cherished animal around as a piece of taxidermy just creeps me out.

What do you think?
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Maybe.....
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Old 02-19-08, 06:28 PM
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It all depends on the taste. I can kinda imagine them having the consistency of Pringles!
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Stuffed? No way. I might keep a skin though. I have a cat skin I picked up at a hunt shop in old East Germany that is, by far, the softest, prettiest, and most effective TV screen duster I've ever seen.
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Hell no because everytime I see it, I'd wonder how it was killed.
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Creepy, yes? But I'd get over it. The good times I would have from seeing the shock and terror from everyone that sees it will never get old.
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Maybe, and I was the first to pick: Only if I can have them posted by the door in a threatening pose. That might be cool.
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As much as I love my dog, no. That's what pictures are for so I can remember the good times after he's gone.
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Oh, hell no!

"We at AEWS feel that removing the body of your pet and replacing it with artificial materials is an invasive procedure that is against our promise of preserving your pet naturally with its personality and features intact."

Taxidermy of pets is creepy enough. Non-invasive taxidermy that doesn't use artificial materials is just gross. Have you ever noticed how instant coffee starts to go bad as soon as you expose it to air?
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Maybe for something reptilian, like a snake, but I think having my cat freeze-dried and constantly looking at me would be a little creepy.
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No, I think it's too creepy. I've cremated most of my dogs. That's how I keep them near me.
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The cat stares at me enough, but at least she walks off once in a while. Having her constantly stare at me would freak me out.
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Well, I do have a couple of freeze dried hookers. If I didn't, they'd decompose.

But, pets? That's just sick!
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No way. I've had my share of pets come and go, and I'd never do that. The hardest part, and the worst part of having a pet is when they die, and it sucks, bit that's just part of the deal. It's important to let go-- that doesn't mean you have to forget, but I don't think stuffing your pet really deals with confronting what it means when the pet dies. I'd rather have the memory of a beloved, vibrant, living pet, than staring at a cold stuffed shell that I'd have to dust occasionally... yikes.
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Nope.
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No - I have always buried all dead animals and will continue to do so.
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
Well, I do have a couple of freeze dried hookers. If I didn't, they'd decompose.
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Can we get a hell no up in hurr.
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My wife has a California Aunt who has had 9 pomeranians. Each has had the same name, and the coat of each has been turned into a pillow when they die. That's freakity.
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Pom pillows. Bizarre.
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Old 02-20-08, 09:15 AM
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Sorry but memories keep the pet alive.

That is nothing more than a corpse.
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Old 02-20-08, 09:19 AM
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Ugh. I just thought of something.

Considering that these would be the kind of people who treat their pets as surrogate children, it would be like having your kids preserved.

I'm going to go wash my mind out with soap now...
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Old 02-20-08, 09:27 AM
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I never knew Biscuit as a dog, but I did know her as a table. She was sturdy, all four legs the same length

In all seriousness, of course not.....I might get just the head mounted, but to have the whole dog stuffed? That's just creepy.
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I can't imagine having to dust my pets, so no.
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HOT-DAMN!

Will ya look at that!

These are really well done!

They look so real, and so alive...I wouldn't feel comfortable having one of Sgt. Pee Pee without a kitty box nearby!

But seriously, I can understand why some folks would want to do this. Not quite sure it's 'my' cup of tea, but it's truly beautiful work in any case.
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