Re: [feline-heart] OT: Preservation after death
- Dear Diane,
I can understand your pain. My thoughts on the
preservation are simply: to me it would be a constant
reminder of how much my kitty went through. It would
remind me of the last moments, which were not so good.
I would rather remember my kitty when he was at his
best- you know those memories are something you'll
Kim and C.C
--- diane@... wrote:
> I'm still in a very emotional state after losing=====
> Kearra Tuesday. The
> other night I was looking through the back of Cat
> Fancy for a place
> to get a wooden box to put Kearra, Tiger and Frisky
> in. Frisky &
> Tiger already share an urn from the vet but
> obviously I wasn't
> thinking of what to do with Kearra because I had no
> warning. :(
> I found an ad for freeze-dry preservation and I
> thought it may have
> been discussed on the CRF list before?
> I always thought it to be a little icky, and how
> long does the coat
> last before looking tattered etc, and I think it
> would just be odd in
> But Kearra... I mean, she was my shadow and always
> near me. I could
> almost have her back again.
> Sounds silly doesn't it? I know, I'm operating on
> pure emotion right now. :(
> They gave me a quote of $400 and said cats are
> normally done in the
> curled up sleeping position shown on their web site.
> Seeing as I
> probably owe my vet at least double that.....
> I did call the vet yesterday afternoon and tell them
> I wanted a
> private cremation but they only make 2 trips a week
> so she's probably
> still there. And one of the previous techs there
> makes custom wooden
> boxes. She will put a plaque with anything you want
> on the front and
> laminate pix on top if you want. My brother could
> also do it, he
> makes wonderful things with wood and he's probably
> my only sibling
> that would truly understand the love I have for my
> cats (I haven't
> told anyone in my family) but I am too emotional to
> have to find out
> what size it needs to be for all of them, something
> about a bag to
> hold the ashes. It would be easier on me to just say
> 3 cats, this
> weight, and have it done.
> So anyway, has anyone had this done or looked into
> it yourself? I'm curious.
> I won't be hurt or offended if you tell me you think
> it's gross. And
> I hope I don't offend anyone for talking about
> death. As I have found
> out twice in less than 5 months, whether you plan it
> or not, it still
> hurts and it still happens.
> Looking for comments and still in much pain,
> Angel Frisky CRF 6/21/00
> Angel Kearra heart 11/14/00
> and the others that *still* won't let me hug them!
> well, Mudgie
> tolerates it for about 5 seconds.
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