I agree. Back in 1989 it became popurlar for people to take their pets to a taxidermist to be stuffed when their pets died. Around that time my sweet little poodle was dying and I knew it was just a matter of time before I had to have her put to sleep. One morning I was at work and we were watching GMA and they did a segment about it. I got so upset I had to leave the break room. My co-workers starting in on me to have Fancy stuffed when she died. I thought that was so morbid and it was something I knew I could never do. It would just be a constant reminder that Fancy was dead. I never kept my cats ashes either for the same reason. I have pictures of them and that's all I need to remember them by.
Every time I use the Furbinator on Juno I think about doing something similar. It seems like such a waste to throw out such nice soft fur. But then I remember my Drawer of Unfinished Projects and go for the dustbin.The closest I've come to anything like that is collecting my cat's fur whenever I brush. The theory is that I'll learn to felt and make a little felted statue of my gorgeous girl/boy.
I know this is going off-topic, but I really need to say that birds love cat hair for their nests. I used to leave it out on the trees for them. I found a miner bird nest lined with grey cat hair.Every time I use the Furbinator on Juno I think about doing something similar. It seems like such a waste to throw out such nice soft fur. But then I remember my Drawer of Unfinished Projects and go for the dustbin.
How much did it cost to freeze dry him?Some taxidermists also freeze dry pets. It looks similar to taxidermy, my the cat/dog is 100% intact.
I had my first cat freeze dried in a sleeping position when he passed.
The good point was I could always see and pet him. The down sides were the fact that he still was gone, I could still see the stitches from his last cancer surgery, and lastly, people making fun of it.
I finally had him cremated when my next one passed.