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Memorializing pets through taxidermy was not uncommon during Victorian times, but presents specific issues for the contemporary audience.

I believe that our cultural bond with certain domesticated species (ie: dogs, cats, horses) is so strong that they just never look quite right when taxi'd with open eyes.

My work is very Victorian in style and uses Victorian techniques. Your pet will look like a Victorian specimen and it's spirit should remain in your heart, where it belongs. If you have higher expectations of accurate representation you would be sorely disapointed.  That said, I have no interest in doing pets in sleeping poses.