|Barked: Sun Jan 29, '12 10:51pm PST |
|I had never heard of this show until I read this thread!! Intrigued, I looked up some clips on the animal planet website… and wow. I was fine with the whole thing until they started “prepping” a Chihuahua and it got bloody. It just made me so sad to see someone’s beloved pet going through such a bloody process, even if it was already dead! (The whole blood factor is the primary reason I decided not to take the veterinary route career wise.)
That said, I agree with Ava & Nix that everyone grieves differently. I watched some “Reaction” clips too and you could tell that having the preserved bodies of their since gone pets was something comforting to them and that they really did love their pets.
Now, I myself have always appreciated “traditional” taxidermy- deer, elk, exotic game and whatnot. Not the process but the finished product anyway. As for MY pets after they pass? I don’t know how I feel about that. It would definitely be saddening to look into empty glass eyes in the shell of a body void of my beloved pup’s personalities, and I don’t know if it’s something I would be able to deal with If they were in a “sleeping” position with their eyes closed that might be something I could handle, but still probably not something I would choose to do. I DID keep both of Kip and Oogie’s baby teeth though, which I’m sure a lot of people think is strange
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