Would it be weird to turn your beloved dog into a coat when they pass away?
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?
No weirder than making a coat out of Grandma...
Yes! It's weird! I can't imagine why anyone would want to wear their dog.
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 think thats kind of a cool thing to do with your dog. if he is big enough, i say go for it. it not any weirder than wearing leather or fur from any other animal.
Yeah, I think that's weird. A bit too personal for me. Though I don't wear animal furs/skins to begin with.
Ok, well based on the answers here I must be weird. There was a cute TV series here in America called Scrubs. The main characters had their dog stuffed and made into a little statue they kept, sometimes using as a toy or propping their feet on. I always thought that was a great idea. I always joked with my husband that I would do that when my dog died. My dog died last year and I couldn't bring myself to take her to the taxidermist.
Keeping some of the hide would be weird, but to each his own. Personally fur coats make me itchy!
Ummm....nah. We recently lost our dog and it was a terrible time for our family, but making a coat out of him never even crossed our minds. That's just creepy as hell.
I am also of the opinion that wearing a dogs fur coat is no different than the fur of another animal aside from the fact that one may have a close bond with their pet, even to the point of thinking of them as a family member. I also think its that close bond that makes the idea of wearing your pets fur coat a little weird.
But consider this: when a family member passes away certain things happen. For instance, you decide whether your family member is embalmed and buried, cremated, cryogenically frozen, turned into a tree, a diamond or a number of other tangible elements. Some people choose to carry ashes of their loved one forever, and some spread them out in places that are close to their heart. My point is everyone honors their loved ones and/or family member in different ways.
I have a hound dog. He is my best friend and I saved him from a life of malnourishment, bacterial infection, and loneliness. He is pretty much the same size as me, weighs in just under 100 pounds, and has the most amazing markings and fur coat I have ever seen. Sometimes, when I get home from work and sit down on the couch to unwind from my day, my hound dog will jump up on the couch and cuddle me. He has an excessive amount of skin and fur, and sometimes when I get cold, I can use his extra fur as well as his 16 inch ears as a blanket to keep me warm. I cant imagine my life without my hound dog. I can think of no better way to honor his memory, than by cherishing the warmth he gives by making him my jacket. Although I dread the day I would actually have to do it. Hopefully he will live forever
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.
it would be crazy to stuff dead pets, might as well let it rest in peace
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