I've had to have animals put to sleep too and it is extremely sad. I just couldn't imagine having that animal in the house when it was dead. It would constantly remind me and make my terribly sad. To each his own I guess!
Not going to lie....it does creep me out a tad =/ I can understand cremation because we've done that to a few special pets...but to freeze dry them and have them there. I feel like it would make me even more sad because I'd have to look at them everyday and know that they are dead and not going to move. I love having the memories, I'm okay with that......definately wouldn't have them freeze dried. That's a little wonky to me. But I guess this is a "to each his own" situation.
Edit- haha Equus I posted RIGHT after you and we both said the to each his own thing.
It's very sad when an animal dies, it's terrible and there are times I still miss, and am sad, about pets that have died.
But people grieve and eventually move on. To me this is wrong, like being stuck in a perpetual state of loss. The comments that people say, like they got the animal back, like it's still there, but they really just have the body. It's kind of disturbing for me.
LOL! Allison! Maybe when I die I should be freeze dried and then my family could put me in rooms and behind doors to freak people out!! Could you imagine what it would cost to do this to a horse!!? Yikes - I don't wanna!