*Note, this is one of MANY companies that peddles preserved pooches.
One of the worst gifts Fang ever received was one of those creepy goat-hair pets they sell at flea markets. It was a tiny Dalmatian she would literally shut it in her closet at night for fear it would come to terrorize her and gnaw off any hanging limbs in its vicinity. Imagine if at one point this “toy” had been mobile. Well, they do that now. A once living a breathing animal is now a doorstop or an object for a curio cabinet. How… gross.
We get that people love their dogs and that losing one is one of the hardest things many people will go through. What we don’t get is the desire to keep Fluffy perched on the edge of your couch for all eternity. Freeze-dried pets? Really? Eww, just eww. This is like taxidermy minus the kitschy redneck appeal (if there ever was any).
Let’s talk about the actual freeze drying aspect though. We all have used freeze dried treats, right? You know how they get kind of slimy when wet? Now imagine the grossness when Benji 2 tries to have a gnaw at Benji 1. Yeah, we’ve grossed ourselves out too.
Save the forests kids because this isn’t something we ever want to see on Wild America.