Without going into detail, and you'll see why, I just want "see" what other reptile enthusiasts think about this.
I was visiting at someone's home for the first time ( and WILL be that last) where the home kinda had a jungle theme and among the "decorations" was a beautiful stuffed iguana and I made a big fuss over it because I have a LIVE one. When asked where it was obtained, the individual told me that it was a former pet. He went on to say, without reservations, that he intended to do that with his pet cat when it goes.

I was frightened with this mind-set because I thought of Jeffrey Dahmer.

am I making too much of this?
I would like to hear someone tell me that this is OK>

Thanks
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i would stuff my pets if i could.
if there dead there dead
i would stuff my pets if i could. if there dead there dead

If you could? what so you mean by that? What's stopping you? What others think? Is that you're saying, you would do it if it was "politically correct."
You see? that's what worries about the whole thing nobody wants to talk about, let alone admit they've entertained the thought.
Newsgroups: rec.pets.herp
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 5:42 PM
Subject: I'm not sure I'm OK with this!
Without going into detail, and you'll see why, I just want "see"what other reptile enthusiasts think about this. I was ... former pet. He went on to say,without reservations, that he intended to do that with his pet cat when itgoes.

Makes you think of Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger!
I was frightened with this mind-set because I thought of JeffreyDahmer.

What make you think of Dahmer? Did your friend eat his pets? Did your friend go out and find innocent pets from someone else's house and take them? I don't understand your perceived relationship between the two!
am I making too much of this?

Yes! Although this may not be for everyone, I see nothing wrong with what you have described.
I would like to hear someone tell me that this is OK>

This is okay!
Thanks

You're Welcome!
Jim Smith
i would stuff my pets if i could. if there dead there dead

If you could? what so you mean by that? What's stopping you? What others think? Is that you're saying, ... You see? that's what worries about the whole thing nobody wants to talk about, let alone admit they've entertained the thought.

Well, for one thing, taxidermy is expensive. It would probably cost $400-500 to stuff a big iguana!
I for one don't give a *** what anybody thinks about what I do, but I wouldn't WANT to have a houseful of dead stuffed pets. I need room for live ones. However, if someone loves their animals so much that they want them around forever, more power to them. Just be glad you're not the guy's spouse hehehe.
Cindy
Roy Roger had everything stuffed. His horse, his dog. Probaby would have had Dale Evans stuffed if he could have. I don't think I would want to have my pets stuffed when they die. I think it would make me miss them more. Be too sad reminder of what i've lost.
Wow-wee!
I must run in a circle of friends and family that exaggerated the idea that this was totally demented and that I should think long and hard about uttering that desire to the general population.
I answer to the question about why I thought of dahlmer this is what came to mind...
too much TV detective shows about psychological profiling. I remember hearing that he loved to divvy around with all the road-kill he could find as a youngster. What he actually did with road-kill BESIDES dissecting them, left me with all kinds of scary stuff not just limited to methiolade jars. ya know?
tell you what, all you responders, thus far, next person you talk to, tell them you are going to stuff your pet when it dies and say it like you mean it and then watch the reaction. It's not a pretty picture. You'll see! and then get back with us, PLEASE!
I grew up around people to whom taxidermy wasn't unusual. Even so, I've never liked the idea of having dead things in my house. JMO. Don't have a thing against anyone who wants to, just not for me. Deer heads and bass included.
Later,
janetlee
Ain't nothin' in the middle of the road but
yellow stripes and dead armadillos.
I grew up around people to whom taxidermy wasn't unusual. Even so, I've never liked the idea of having dead things in my house. JMO. Don't have a thing against anyone who wants to, just not for me. Deer heads and bass included. Later, janetlee

Yeah, my brother has deer heads and mounted fish all over his house. Plus a caribou head in his garage. Not my idea of home decor either. Thank God my husband doesn't hunt!
Cindy
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