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Old 03-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would keep ashes (and would most likely go this route) or would bring the dog home & bury on our property if we had to PTS at the vets.
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THAT'S HORRIBLE!!!!

Oh geesh I went back and enlarged the pic to see it's eyes, it looks like a dog that's been ran over and smashed flat!! That's not how I want to remember any of my dogs!!

We have ashes in boxes here, from past dogs who've passed away. To me, it was a bit creepy doing that but we have moved so much (and had to leave dogs behind at past residences) I wanted to keep them with me...it's still a bit creepy. I mean each dog has their own box.
Geez. I need coffee.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I would never do that.

That is incredibly disrespectful.
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That rug is an abomination. I'm sure it's just a cultural thing, and maybe it would be a tribute to some people, but I find it sickening.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Although I would never stuff a pet, I think it's better than making them into a rug.

Rugs are for walking on... why would you want to honor the memory of your pet by walking on them?? I can't express in words how disrespectful and awful I think this is.
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Actually I've seen fur rugs (from bears and wolves) hanging on walls. Maybe that's what this is kind of made for. I don't know.
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Actually I've seen fur rugs (from bears and wolves) hanging on walls. Maybe that's what this is kind of made for. I don't know.
Well.. it's on the floor in the picture.

Either way, it's awful.
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That rug is mortifying. To me it looks like a dog that just got run over by a steam roller. Kind of funny in a morbid way; not how I would want to remember my best friend.

I don't bury animals unless I have to and I don't keep ashes. My belief is that once the life has gone, the body is just an empty shell. I've always had the vet handle it and I'm aware that dead pets go to the local rendering plant. The way I see it, it's just matter being recycled. When I die, I don't want to be buried or cremated either. I'd love to be thrown out onto the African savannah and have wild animals eat me, but I don't think that's plausible.

I have jokingly thought of making a hat or scarf out of my Ocicat when he goes, just because his pelt is so fabulous, and he would approve of becoming a fashion accessory.
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Well.. it's on the floor in the picture.

Either way, it's awful.
Yeah I saw the pic unfortunately.

But my point is that in Alaska, when guys kill game and have it skinned like that, they usually hang them on the wall, don't use 'em to walk on

PS. We had a Burmese python for a few years, her name was "Boots".
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm aware that dead pets go to the local rendering plant.
Is this true of pets who pass at the vet? It was my understanding that you could opt for a cremation where you kept the ashes or you could opt for a "group" cremation where you did not keep the ashes.

I thought that only happened to euthanized shelter animals? Maybe I'm wrong... but those were the two options I was given.
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