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People Are Making Scarves And Mittens Out Of Dead Pet's Fur


January 15, 2020

I can't decide if this is sweet or creepy.  On the one hand, it would be nice to be able to cuddle with your pet forever, but on the other hand, your pet is lying in the ground all hairless and....

I think I'm going with creepy.

Hop on over to Etsy though, if you'd like to pay to have your dead pet's fur knitted into a scarf, or a blanket, or some mittens.  One of the knitters, Theresa Furrer, (because of course her last name is FURrer) owns Nine Lives Twine, says the fur of Huskies, Malamutes, and Great Pyrenees works best, because the "structure" of their fur is "perfect for yarn."


"Their cordial and cuticle cellular structure is perfect for yarn."


And when do you shave these animals?  Right after they pass?  You're mourning and you gotta get out the clippers?

(Sobbing)  "I"m sorry Mitsy!!  I'm so sorry!!  Please forgive me!"


(Picks up hair off floor, still sobbing....puts into ziplock baggie....heads to post office)

Ok, maybe the website says you're supposed to save the hair when you brush them, but that doesn't seem like it would be nearly enough for a whole sweater.

Whatever...if you're into it, here's a place you can go to get it done.

Rest in peace, Mitsy.