Mummifying Your Pet Will Give It Everlasting Creepiness

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A Brooklyn woman is making an name and a living for herself by practicing the ancient art of mummification on people's pets.

PD Cagliastro studied the art of mummification for decades before getting every detail right, and now her apartment serves as a gateway into the afterlife. Bereaved pet owners can bring their pets to her, and for between $100 and $400, she'll scoop its organs out and embalm it so that it looks like a super creepy version of your deceased furry or feathered friend.

The New York Post spoke to a couple of Cagliastro's clients,

"There was something really special about him," said Sebastian Duque, 26, a web designer who had his cat, Jake, mummified after it was hit by a car in 2008. His frog, Alice, was also preserved in linen and plaster. Jack is now perched on top of his bookshelf in his Upper East Side apartment, and Alice lives in a drawer.


Cagliastro claims that heartbroken men make up 70% of her clients.

The ancient Egyptian gods are less than pleased with this development. One, speaking on conditions of anonymity, complained that they've gone through several feathers of Ma'at in the past year, as the souls of mummified kitties keep pawing at them during judgement.

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When my husband's beloved pet iguana died, he got it stuffed. That didn't creep me out so much, because the iguana barely moved when it was alive. It didn't look much different stuffed. But to thank me for being cool with the taxidermy expense, my husband offered to do the same with our cats when they died.

Thanks, honey, but that would skeeve the shit out of me.