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#1 Old 02-11-2007, 06:08 PM
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I always seem to find the weirdest news.



Wasn't sure where to put this - I thought Companion Animals but?



This is odd news. Not sure if I would ever do this.





http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070210...tJSNLMigrMWM0F
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#2 Old 02-11-2007, 06:12 PM
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That is just...creepy.

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It's interesting. People wear urn necklaces that contain the ashes of their loved ones. I don't really see why this is much different.
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#4 Old 02-11-2007, 06:19 PM
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The ring is actually quite nice looking too- looks more like an amber than a diamond.
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I did a big "WTF!" at the title.



But, yeah. I've read about this before. I'm not a big diamond girl so I can't say if I'd ever do something like this. I think the article I'd read was about people, though. I can't remember.
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I did a big "WTF!" at the title.



But, yeah. I've read about this before. I'm not a big diamond girl so I can't say if I'd ever do something like this. I think the article I'd read was about people, though. I can't remember.



He he! Yeah, when I first read the title before reading the article I thought that someone had found a lost diamond right inside their dead pet.....
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I am not into diamonds, either.



It doesn't look like a diamond, though. I agree with that. Seems the ashes turned it into an orangey color.
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Did you know that you can get the same thing done with human remains?



Yes, seriously.



You won't catch me wearing my grandma on a ring...
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Yeah. It mentions it in the article ... that they do it with human ashes as well.



I don't see why not. It's not a big deal to me.



My beau swears if I die he'll wear my ashes in an urn necklace. I told him he'll never get a date that way.
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Hmm... well the cost is obviously prohibitive for most of us anyway, but I don't think it's all that weird.
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I also think its creepy keeping your pets ashes on the mantlepiece!.



She would have spent the money better on dog rescue charities.
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I also was somewhat intrigued by the title...



But I don't think that it's creepy. Definitely different, but actually kind of cool. Especially compared to the other, boring-ass options. I think if I had the $$, I might even do that.
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I guess it is one of those things- you either would or you wouldn't.



I wouldn't, but I don't think it is that big of a deal. It is actually not that different from Victorian era hair jewelry - after a family member died they would make it into jewelry or artwork.



http://www.victorianhairjewelry.com/



Sometimes they used hair from many family members to create large designs to hang in their parlors. I think that is cooler than compressed ashes, but to each their own.
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Different strokes for different folks... but I prefer to keep a bit of fur from my animal companions. It's sanitary, cheap, and I think it has a small amount of his/her DNA intact- so I feel it's a better rememberance than transformation into a diamond.



If I wanted to memorialize my companion with that much money, I'd donate it to living animals. I think the gem in the picture is beautiful, though.

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I don't think it's creepy, but it's cost-prohibitive for me.



I have the ashes of one of my cats in an urn on my mantle... however, only I know they're there. The urn is a really cool, modern-looking cat statue that doesn't look like an urn. Since everyone knows I love cats, no one has ever questioned my choice of mantle decoration. I don't tell people the story behind the statue because I know it does creep some people out.

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A little strange, but I guess they mean well. Anyone who'd pay that much for a ring like that... Is, uhm, rich. But also loves their deceased pet a lot.
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Prove its really your pet!
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#18 Old 02-19-2007, 05:17 AM
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I would never consider this because my dogs are never going to die. I won't allow it.
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#19 Old 02-19-2007, 08:44 AM
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i think thats alculty pretty intresting i am happy for her
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