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Would you do this? - Freeze Dried Pets
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 March 2012 - 9:26 pm
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HAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAAHAAAA!  

I joked on many, many occasions I would stuff Comet!  But only because I thought it would be nice to see her NOT begging for a treat when I sat down on the couch!!!

 

Here's the big question – what happens to the dog when the owner dies?  Do their kids sell it in a garage sale or donate it to Goodwill!???

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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2 March 2012 - 10:32 pm
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I agree with everyone.  Way too creepy.  My groomer always said I should collect all my Newfie and Pyr hair and have someone spin it into yarn to make it a sweater or scarf-she has clients who have done this.   And I thought that was kinds gross. 

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2 March 2012 - 10:35 pm
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Oh boy, I have to admit a few years ago I had to put down our St. Bernard, she was only 4 years old, in good health but had started attacking our older dog. The first time it happened our daughter got bit trying to seperate them, but bottom line the situation got worse in a short amout of time and long story short we were forced to do it. She was my baby at the time, I had her put to sleep, dug the hole but couldn't bury her, so I got the idea hey, maybe I'll  have her stuffed, got on the phone, it's Saturday morning, 11:00 and in a panic to try and find someone since it was 80 degrees, found a guy who said it would be $2200, that made my decision to get her buried. I was a wreck that whole morning, and we all know when we are in that state of mind money isn't the main consideration, but I'm glad I didn't do it, had Gus cremated, I couldn't even dig the hole for him, I said he stays with me. Le them rest in peace. I'm with GeLena, what happens to them down the road when nobody else wants it

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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3 March 2012 - 7:07 am
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Ick.  Nope.  No way.ugh

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3 March 2012 - 8:02 am
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samson007 said:

Hmmm- Thats how my Dalmatians look 23 hrs a day…but no thanks. To each his own. I have to admit that all our past pets have been cremated but I havent been able to bring myself to bury them (Geesh-what if we move, I wouldnt want someone digging them up to plant a tree or something) So there they sit in their urns on my closet shelf.  way-confused

I have been the same way!  I never felt like we had a house that we would definitely keep, so I didn't want to bury them.  Originally the plan was that my mom and step dad want to have their ashes (obviously, after they die winker) mixed in with dirt and used to plant a fruit tree in his family cemetery.  We were going to mix the pets' ashes in there too.  But now that we have the cabin, and we plan to ever sell it (we hope the kids will keep it in the family), we are going to bury them up there.

Jac and Angel Spencer.  Spencer was 5.25 years old. He fought a grade 3 fibrosarcoma, started on his shoulder.  Left front leg amputated in August 2011.  15 weeks of chemo finished 12/22/11 (mytox and adria).  Lung mets found on x-rays 12/28/11.  Started carboplatin 1/6/12. Went to Heaven on 2/27/12. I miss him like crazy every day.  See his blog here:  http://spencer.tripawds.com/

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3 March 2012 - 12:08 pm
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Glad mommy didn't freeze-dry Comet!  She's be awfully dusty by now!  (Mommy doesn't like to dust – she'd rather take allergy pills instead!)

 

By the way,

If I'm not going to be freeze-dried, then what's the point of being a good dog now? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh! 

-MBBVP

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3 March 2012 - 12:50 pm
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My groomer always said I should collect all my Newfie and Pyr hair and have someone spin it into yarn to make it a sweater or scarf-she has clients who have done this.

The sweaters from Samoyeds and Pyrs. are gorgeous. (haven't seen a Newfie sweater)  They look like Mohair.  So soft!   But that's something you do with each grooming, not as a memorial piece. When I had Sammies I almost bought a spinning wheel because it sounded like fun.  One of the many things I thought I would do and didn't.

 

Wags and Slobbers

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3 March 2012 - 1:29 pm
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judy, funny you should mention that….  about 13 or 14 years ago, a friend of mine was a spinner.  she made yarn out of my afghan hound's hair.  i have never been able to knit anything out of it – the tears just flow when i think of my phil, but it's so wonderful to have – the feel is just priceless… 

charon & spirit gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends

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3 March 2012 - 1:33 pm
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  They look like Mohair.  So soft!  

 

Mom says all her clothes have mo hair on them then we do oh-my So that must means she likes it big-blink MB Samson007 and Lady Chunkymonkey

Spirit Samson was Spirit Tripawd Daisys four legged "brother" and ruled as the self proclaimed head of the Monkeybutt Federations East Coast Division. Lady Chunky Monkey stayed from Oct 2011 and left for the bridge in Apr 2012. Miss Perdy is left and has some big pawprints to fill.
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3 March 2012 - 1:39 pm
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OH sick! 

There is something very mentally un-healthy about not completing the closure process when a loved one dies.

What’s next? Freeze dried Grandpa?  

I do like the yarn idea though. 

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3 March 2012 - 3:11 pm
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Mom says all her clothes have mo hair on them then we do oh-my So that must means she likes it big-blink MB

I GET IT!  Dummyhead tripawds won't get it, but I do! 

 

Maybe your mom can buy that freeze-dried look-alike Samson?  I hear everything's got a price!  She could have a freeze-dried YOU and still have a real YOU! 

 

OOOOH!  I feel a business venture coming on…….light bulb moment……..we could start a business on re-selling “unwanted” freeze dried dogs!  There's gotta be a market for that…just like Jesus' silhouettes on toast!    

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3 March 2012 - 4:03 pm
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Oh my, this post became funny. Weird, you wouldnt think a post about freeze-drying dead things would be funny. Only on tripawds…..:-).

My mom had a shih tzu that she loved so much. He died about 4 years ago and she still says she wishes she’d had him stuffed. I tell her she’s psychotic. I don’t get it. I’m not sure if it’s just something she says or if she would actually like to have it done. I’ve always thought I’d get my pups cremated. We had a stray cat show up years ago. She stayed outside because she loved it and she wasn’t around very long before she was ran over. I adored her but didnt have near the bond I do with my dogs and it killed me to bury her. I just don’t think I could sleep thinking about my pups in the cold wet ground. But I think I have some weird issues with death. On the cremation side, I have a friend that if she knows there’s cremated remains in a house she won’t go in. It freaks her out. I don’t get that either.

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3 March 2012 - 4:04 pm
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Ooooooo! We could start a Monkeybutt@ <<(suppose to be a trademark sign but my computer wont insert one) fashion line of accessories for your freeze dried dog. Clothing for the changing seasons, sweaters for winter, sunglasses for summer, hoodies, boots….

MB Freeze Dried Poo for your yard

MB Radio Controller and Wheels so you can “walk” your freeze dried dog

We'll be gazillionairs!!

Spirit Samson was Spirit Tripawd Daisys four legged "brother" and ruled as the self proclaimed head of the Monkeybutt Federations East Coast Division. Lady Chunky Monkey stayed from Oct 2011 and left for the bridge in Apr 2012. Miss Perdy is left and has some big pawprints to fill.
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3 March 2012 - 4:39 pm
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Ok everyone, my daughter just informed me that there was a
study and they can actually turn ashes into diamonds.  So…what is worse?  Pretty diamond ring on the finger with many
compliment and the reply of thanks that’s my dead family member or freeze
drying the family member.  Ugh, it is all
sick.

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3 March 2012 - 4:51 pm
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Ohhh, girl, I do love me some diamonds, but not like THAT.  And, NO, I would not freeze dry or stuff my babies.  They are as much a member of my family as any human being and I want them to have the same respect in death as I expect for myself.

I do have to admit that I have a gold heart locket that opens for pictures.  One side has a clipping of our Spanky's fur that was taken the day he died and the other side has a clipping from Zeus' brother, Merlin.  When the sad day comes that we must release Zeus, I will add his clipping to the side with Merlin.  They were littermates and I feel that it is only fitting that they came into the world together, I believe they will be reunited in heaven and that, at least in this way, they will stay together here with me.

That brings me to a question, though.  Am I really weird for having this locket?  I once had a co-worker ask me what was in the locket and I told her.  She looked at me like I had sprouted a third ear on my forehead.  Since then, I haven't known how to answer the couple of times someone has asked me…

Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...
http://zeuspod......pawds.com/

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