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Old 04-16-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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icouldnt do it...tasidermy is an artform yes but i cant stand having those lifeles eyes staring at me.
I keep a clipping of fur and the ashes of each of my pets...but to have one taxidermied and sat there staring at me all that time...nope.

and the fact that part of the reason youd want to do this is so you could carry him down the street and see what your neighbor says...says to me youd be doing it for all the wrong reasons!
I cant imagine having your pet stuffed would be all that good for the greiving/healing process...
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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That's Buffalo Bill stuff...
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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I can tell you that I thought about it, and decided against it. I asked my kids about it and they were totally grossed out about it. I never would have thought about it but I saw a very cool special on the discovery channel about a taxi dermist and all of her clients. People do it all the time, dogs, birds, squirrels, guinee pigs, I just couldn't imagine looking into their eyes. I wouldn't of wanted to see another set of eyes looking back at me. The other reason i think i even considered it was my attachment to my dogs, i knew i would miss my physical interactions with the pooch. My dogs have all been St. Bernards and have all been very fluffy and cuddly and playfull. I could get down on the floor and one would come over and just lay on me or my kids looking to snuggle. They are fabulous family dogs but I couldn't stuff em. So sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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I won't judge you. I just advise you to cremate the dog and get a puppy and move on. Sorry for your loss.
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