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Pet Pillows
image I love my cat, but the idea of making a pillow out of her seems a bit ghoulish to me. But those who fancy the idea can have pet pillows prepared by Jeanette's Taxidermy. However, you have to make sure you follow the instructions carefully: "Please freeze your pet immediately upon passing to insure there will be no hair slippage.  Double bag to insure no freezerburn." This is similar to VIP Fibers, the company that will make a sweater out of your pet's fur, which I posted about last year. The difference is that VIP Fibers doesn't require your pet to be dead first.
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Mar 21, 2005


Cat Couches? Doggy Divans? Llama Loveseats? Budgie Beds? Fido Futons? Taxiderm me and make a Hairy Hammock, wydoncha
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  02:58 PM
Whats a "Budgie'??
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  03:22 PM
Stephen, you Boner-Ignorant Twit... "Budgie" is a pet name for parakeets...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  03:39 PM
I'm sorry, that was out of line... Mistakes were made. Ahem- I meant: "budgie" is a pet name for canaries.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  03:41 PM
Wrong again, Hairy. It's short for Budgerigar:

http://www.budgerigarsociety.com/

Though whether budgerigars are the same as parakeets or canaries, I have no idea.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  04:43 PM
Same as parakeets, different than canaries. smile
Posted by winona  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  04:51 PM
"budgie"

n : small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors... http://www.dictionary.com Hairy is NEVER wrong, A-dog
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Mar 21, 2005  at  05:02 PM
Gross.
Hairy and scary, I say. (And that's directed @ the pillows not HH, by the way.) Ew, a nightmare would be commissioning a Norma pillow (made from my cat) that lets out an otherworldly hiss in the middle of the night because it prefered cremation.
I bet some obscure Museum of Hoaxer out there will emulate this idea, turning it into a bizzaro spin on recycled art (decorative in this case) and countering Nathalia Edenmont's freshly killed animal
"art."
Posted by Electra  on  Tue Mar 22, 2005  at  02:14 AM
Come to think of it, my cat does annoy me a lot.

Though not as much as my turtle.

I wish there was some place that I could just dispose of things, like a hitman or something...

Jeepers, I can't think what to do with either of them, since my microwave just died.

And if I get her stuffed, it'll stop her scratchin me.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Tue Mar 22, 2005  at  02:42 AM
I used to work at a place where the receptionist had her mutt, "Bobo," stuffed after Bobo got hit by a car. She used to tell us this, but most of us didn't believe her. So one day she brought Bobo to work with her. Bobo just sat there on the desk all day while his ex-mistress answered the phone. She told me she had to bribe the taxidermists to get them to stuff Bobo, because "You can't stuff a dog-- that's like stuffing a person."
Then she turned Bobo belly-up, tail end toward me, and said, "Look, Gary, they left him intact!" Which was true, or else they had restored him to his former splendor.

This same receptionist used to wear boxing medals about half the time. She claimed that she had not won them herself, but that they really belonged to her father and brother.

What really freaked me out, though, was the framed picture she had of all her nieces and nephews playing with Bobo (AFTER he was stuffed, I mean). She said she always brought Bobo to all their family reunions.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Mar 29, 2005  at  07:55 PM
Poor "Bobo" (I was going to say 'Poor Gary' but I don't think you need my sympathy) Imagine having to put up with a someone like that! Mind you, there is a little cemetry out in the middle of nowhere, where all the farmers go and bury their dogs. Actually, I did see something on TV about this a while back - can't remember the show, or the business name - all I can remember is that they'd stuff your pet, and return it to you as good as new (except that it's dead). Macabre.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Mar 29, 2005  at  09:05 PM
That's cruel!!!
Posted by mia  in  FL,Jacksonville  on  Sat Oct 08, 2005  at  05:34 PM
Hasn't anybody heard of R.I.P!!!!!!
Posted by Mia  in  FL,Jacksonville  on  Sat Oct 08, 2005  at  05:35 PM
:/ I own a spangled budgerigar aka parakeet... and he just died.. ;_; so I have decided to get him taxidermied... mainly because I am a breeder and quality spangles are difficult to find in olive colour..

and budgies and canaries are completely different.. -_-;;
canaries are finch-like birds and budgies are parrots.
Posted by Zrcalo  in  mesa, AZ  on  Thu Dec 08, 2005  at  08:51 AM
alex i know how you feel, i cant imagine doing that to my imaginary monster as well
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Fri Mar 17, 2006  at  06:52 PM
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