People choose to morn and remember their beloved pets in many ways. Some people will have their dog stuffed by a taxidermist, other people have their pets cremated and keep the ashes. Cruela Deville tried to steal Dalmatian puppies to make a coat in the Disney film 101 Dalmatians. So what do you think? Is it weird to want to keep your pets hide and make a jacket of it?
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what makes it weirder than wearing leather or other type of fur?
Because it's your dog. Someone who lived with you, and loved you, and deserves to not have its body pillaged. (And I don't wear fur or leather. I'm vegan.)
i understand completely if youre vegan , how you wouldnt do that. for me though, i dont see how using a cow for clothing is different. a dog although a pet in our culture, is still an animal. i think taxidermy or clothing is a cool way to remember.
In my home, the dog is part of the family. I can't imagine disrespecting a loyal, loving dog by turning him into clothing. I just lost an 18 year old rat terrier in March. The idea of wearing his fur as a collar is disgusting to me.
While I don't think Grandma would make a good coat either, my grandma is an organ donor, so its entirely possible that when she dies, someone could make use of her skin, after all, it is the largest organ of the body.
I think there's a big difference between donating organs to save someone's life/greatly help someone and wearing it as fashion. I would say wearing a hat made of your grandma's scalp would be pretty friggin' weird.
But what if her hair was donated for a wig?
i just wanna say scrubs is a great show. i must be weird as well. i think its a cool idea. i dont see how is any weirder really than using another animal or taxidermy.
I went to a benefit/silent auction at a local establishment this week. One of the items on the block was a coyote hooded shawl. Coyotes may be wild, but they are only steps away from a dog. It was a beautiful shawl. It went 250 dollars at auction.