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June 16, 2008

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Anna

"Seventeen taxidermied kittens with oversized glass eyes and stretched mouths sit around an elaborately laid table pouring tea and offering each other cake on tiny china plates."

http://www.ravishingbeasts.com/gallery/theatrical-taxidermy/601873

Lovely.

David

It’s sort of Beatrix Potter meets Dr Moreau.

Franklin

I'm afraid my enjoyment of this ends when I consider how he probably obtained the kittens.

David

Sshh. Don’t spoil the magic.

JuliaM

"I'm afraid my enjoyment of this ends when I consider how he probably obtained the kittens."

They left their bodies to medical science, using tiny doner cards.

Didn't they..?

JuliaM

That taxidermy site is well named, btw. One for the bookmarks folder, especially since I just bought the engrossing 'Windows on Nature':

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Nature-Stephen-Christopher-Quinn/dp/0810959402/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213632924&sr=8-1

Clazy

The kittens were executed by the Chinese government for clawing the furniture , spraying outside the litter box or taking more than their share of kibbles. They were then injected with a special preservative polymer and displayed minus skin and fur in various "action" poses--e.g., playing with yarn, drinking milk, catching birds. A very popular exhibition. In due course, government functionaries discovered they could also find buyers for the hides, as well, hence the present object of our attention.

AntiCitizenOne

IF I was Buddhist I would think that David will be reincarnated as a soon-to-be taxidermied kitten.

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