Saturday, July 16, 2005

WE LOVE EACH OTHER - The Guardian Magazine 16/07/05

Reprinted with no permission from The Guardian Weekend Suppliment 16/07/05

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THE WEEKEND MAGAZINE: Better than a Realdoll?

Sebastian & Mary Balfour

Sebastian I first got interested in the art of taxidermy when my father mounted my pet dog Prospero, a 15-year-old Westie. Many people say that the new freeze dry method produces a superior, and much more life like result, but I believe that the traditional way gives the subject a soul. During the time we were married she would often catch me just looking at her intently, oblivious to the outside world. She would say that she knew what I was thinking. I would always deny it. After she passed, it turned out she was right.


Craig Taylor


Sniffy said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Excellent.

MHN for short said...

The old one looks like a woman. Are we sure it's a man?

edwaado said...

Spooky. Reminds me of an old Tales of the Unexpected story.

Spirit Of Owl said...

Even in your current aloof phase I'd wager you were somewhat proud of your peacock observation for this scrumtious morsel. Go on, fan and preen yourself, old boy. Give yourself a little Radio 4 with a delicious cream bun and a rather lovely Merlot as reward.


Karen said...


Toque said...

I've mounted many a dog and I'm not the least bit interested in taxidermy.

Steve Dix said...

Reminds me of an episode of "Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected"..

thordora said...

how will he go about mounting her when she's already mounted?