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#1 Tommy Coyote

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:10 AM

There was a bog article in the KC Star about how dog stuffing is getting more and more popular. It's pricey. I think it starts about $800 for a small dog. I guess they get really good, life-like results when they are freeze dried.

I knew a trainer from this area who had his beloved, once-in-a-lifetime working dog stuffed. I think he was standing in the living room. I never got to see him but a friend of mine did.

One woman had her stuffed dog sitting at the end of her bed. She said she knew he was gone but it gave her great solace to be able to pet him every day.

It would be a great conversation starter. But I don't have enough room in my small house for stuffed dogs. I think that would kind of creep me out. But that's just me.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

There is a program, American Stuffers, on television about a taxidermy shop in Arkansas that does just that. They freeze dry people's pets............weird

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

Wow.

I have enough trouble deciding what to do with the ashes from cremation.

Whatever floats yer boat.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

A friend of mine had her Akita skinned and the pelt preserved, head, feet, and all. She keeps it on the foot of her bed. It's enormous. I think it's beautiful, but I don't think I'd want Sugarfoot on the foot of my bed after she's gone. Sugar's fur is lovely, but... I'd rather she was burned or buried in one piece. Making a throw out of my best buddy would just feel disrespectful.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:56 AM

It is creepy, the stuffed dog. this was not a pet dog, and was lost to the fire that hit the hotel at the World Trial in MD in the 1960's. apparently it was a good trial dog, but it was creepy when I saw the dog
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:10 AM

It is creepy, the stuffed dog. this was not a pet dog, and was lost to the fire that hit the hotel at the World Trial in MD in the 1960's. apparently it was a good trial dog, but it was creepy when I saw the dog


You mean Rock? I didn't know that about him. I just thought he died from old age.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

A friend of mine had her Akita skinned and the pelt preserved, head, feet, and all. She keeps it on the foot of her bed. It's enormous. I think it's beautiful, but I don't think I'd want Sugarfoot on the foot of my bed after she's gone. Sugar's fur is lovely, but... I'd rather she was burned or buried in one piece. Making a throw out of my best buddy would just feel disrespectful.

Wow! I just can't even imagine doing that.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

Yup one fo the dogs lost in the fire in the 60's
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

I guess you could the stuffed dog in a glass case and then put a table top on it. At least it would be useful. And it wouldn't get all dusty.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:40 AM

that's the best idea yet!!! BTW, Blake is still hanging in there but barely
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

that's the best idea yet!!! BTW, Blake is still hanging in there but barely

There you go. You can get him stuffed for Mike for his birthday or something.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

that's the best idea yet!!! BTW, Blake is still hanging in there but barely

Or you could hang it from the ceiling like a pinata.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

Oh my, this is cracking me up but it feels disrespectful to laugh.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

Oh my, this is cracking me up but it feels disrespectful to laugh.

No. Filling him up with candy and then hanging him up as a pinata would be disrespectful.

Do you remember a book called 101 Uses For a Dead Cat: It was so sick. And so funny at the same time.

Really, we would never do this.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:21 AM

I remember that book, it was hilarious! Gruesome humor is often the best.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:29 AM

I have long-ago memories of a friend's daughter's bottle-raised pygmy goat who might have been a candidate for the pinata treatment...

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

most pygmy's are candidates for pinata's! do it w/o the toxidermy and the dogs could have fun (very gruesome) New book 101 uses for a pygmy goat. Bill fosher would love it!
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