"Still together, even in death!" RIP, my furry friends.
These are the pets of two clients/friends of mine, Sherry and Mike. The first to go was Yappers (top left). Sadly, he was killed in a tragic car accident in 2003, when a passing vehicle struck him. Unfortunately, that passing vehicle was mine :’( o.O. To make amends, I stuffed Yappers for free, and although I never met Yappers, I can tell he was (AND STILL IS) both beautiful and intelligent. His death was very tragic, but luckily I gained two friends and clients through the tragedy!
Two years later SnowPea (top right) passed. She was so full of life and zest, so it was difficult for me to stuff this furry friend. Although I think I did a good job at capturing that zest we saw in her when she was alive.
Swish (middle left) also died tragically when she was struck by a passing vehicle (not mine this time, thank god!!! lol). Se was a lot more mangled than Yappers„ so it was really difficult to stuff this little furry girl and keep all her ligaments in tact!
Jingles (middle center), and Jangles (bottom right) were brothers. Jingles passed first when he got the cancers. Jangles passed a few months later, presumably dying of a broken heart. You could just see the expression of deep sadness and heart break in Jangles’s eyes as I stuffed him. May these two brothers’s souls find each other once again in death.
Kylie (middle right) died suddenly when she choked on a ham bone. I thought she could handle it, but apparently not. Needless to say, Kylie was another freebie lol. I actually preserved the ham bone as well, which rests in her throat to this day. It serves as a reminder that death is just as sudden as it is sad.
And last, but certainly not least, Zasha (bottom left) died just a few months ago. She had heart problems that she dealt with for years, and I guess the death of all her furry friends was just too much to handle. They said her heart failed, but I say it exploded with desire to be reunited with her family. May her heart and soul RIP!
How sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found…
Was blind, but now I see!
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
and grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear…”