Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 20 of 20

Thread: Freeze-Dried Pets

  1. #16
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    220

    Default

    I dunno, it gives me the creeps because it seems more synonymous with (sport-killed animal)taxidermy rather than something more sentimental.

  2. #17
    Hit By Ban Bus! Pippin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    I've fallen and I can't get up!
    Posts
    3,339

    Default

    Bill and I have lost many beloved pets in the past and it's been painful, but no way would I put up with a freeze-dried Westie or Sneak or Sticky.

    We connect with their souls and welcome their visits (via dreams) or actions.

    We have no desire to retain their physical forms (we do have memories). This is especially true when one of our birds was ill.

    I remember the little wire haired mixed breed dog that I wanted when I was a hen (16). My mother didn't want him, even though he was free to a good home, so I whined to my dad, and he let me have the dog.

    That animal just loved my father, too! And my mother warmed to him, she'd clutch his face in her hands and tell him, "It's a good thing you've got so much personality, because you're lacking a bit in looks."

    Our Nikko slept religiously at the foot of my mother's bed, too, guarding her.

    Would I have a stuffed, frozen or otherwise reminder of Nikko's physical form? NO!

    My parents passed many years ago, and their shells, as I call physical forms that humans and animals on earth have, were cremated. Do I mourn the shells? No. Do I even know where my parents' ashes are buried, or where their memorials are? No.

    I don't buy into that. You love someone or a beautiful animal enough, that being will be in your heart and soul forever, as the energy keeps flowing. Human/animals' shells wither and die, but their energy never does.

  3. #18
    Elite Member Lobelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    a backwards hillbilly state
    Posts
    20,801

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ConstanceSpry View Post
    If it comforts you, there's nothing wrong with it. I guess the reason it creeps me out is that part of the connection to a pet is the interaction we have with them, the way they respond to us. To look at the shell of the pet I loved, all cold and dead and unresponsive would be awful for me. But if it comforts someone, why not. We also have the ashes of several of our pets and lots of people think that's weird.

    OT: Pippin, I just noticed you being paged in the Sandra Bullock baby thread.

    Crumpet, my dad's ashes are in my living room but it would freak me the hell out to have him freeze dried and propped up on a recliner. Ashes seem different.
    "I've cautiously embraced jeggings"
    Emma Peel aka Pacific Breeze aka Wilde1 aka gogodancer aka maribou

    Yip, yip, yip in your tiny indignation. Bark furiously on, lady dog.

  4. #19
    Elite Member Kittylady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Somewhere been 'General Confusion' and 'Total WTF?'
    Posts
    18,520

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    So if my hubby goes toes up maybe I can get him freeze dried and where to put him? Maybe I can set him up in an easy chair in the living room....or actually, in his computer chair with headphones set on head would work. I would move him into the living room during football season though.
    I could do this to housemate. It would only be the lack of farting that would be any different to how he is now, and all things considered that'd be a bonus.

  5. #20
    Elite Member ManxMouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lemuria
    Posts
    7,619

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin View Post
    Bill and I have lost many beloved pets in the past and it's been painful, but no way would I put up with a freeze-dried Westie or Sneak or Sticky.

    We connect with their souls and welcome their visits (via dreams) or actions.

    We have no desire to retain their physical forms (we do have memories). This is especially true when one of our birds was ill.

    I remember the little wire haired mixed breed dog that I wanted when I was a hen (16). My mother didn't want him, even though he was free to a good home, so I whined to my dad, and he let me have the dog.

    That animal just loved my father, too! And my mother warmed to him, she'd clutch his face in her hands and tell him, "It's a good thing you've got so much personality, because you're lacking a bit in looks."

    Our Nikko slept religiously at the foot of my mother's bed, too, guarding her.

    Would I have a stuffed, frozen or otherwise reminder of Nikko's physical form? NO!

    My parents passed many years ago, and their shells, as I call physical forms that humans and animals on earth have, were cremated. Do I mourn the shells? No. Do I even know where my parents' ashes are buried, or where their memorials are? No.

    I don't buy into that. You love someone or a beautiful animal enough, that being will be in your heart and soul forever, as the energy keeps flowing. Human/animals' shells wither and die, but their energy never does.
    That was a really lovely post, Pippin. Wasn't sure you had it in you, lol. As I mentioned in another thread, we had my kitty put down last week, and I wasn't sure how I'd react afterwards. I didn't know if I'd freak out about the thought of cremating his body, and/or whether I'd feel emotionally attached to his ashes. I got the ashes back 2 days ago, and am finding that it is really not an issue for me. He is not in there, he is out there in the ether.....
    Santa is an elitist mother fucker -- giving expensive shit to rich kids and nothing to poor kids.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. The day the gas dried up
    By Fluffy in forum Politics and Issues
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: May 14th, 2008, 07:55 PM
  2. Freeze dried eggs for Jennifer Anniston
    By ana-mish-ana in forum Latest Gossip
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: February 26th, 2008, 10:06 AM
  3. Recipes using dried beans?
    By Sojiita in forum Food and Cuisine
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: November 13th, 2007, 02:47 PM
  4. Dried fruit cashew mix
    By pacific breeze in forum Recipes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 8th, 2006, 03:43 PM
  5. dried fruit
    By emcee in forum Food and Cuisine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 17th, 2005, 04:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •