Well, yes, I am offended, as it happens. It is disrespectful of this cat and cats in general. This is not the first domestic cat skin rug. There are others. There are many wild cat skin rugs, all of which I personally find objectionable. I thought they had gone out of fashion. The tiger skin rug is a bit of a throwback to the British Raj and tiger hunting – that sort of era.
He saw the dead cat by the side of the road, thought it looked nice, picked it up, took it to his workshop and did his grizzly work. I don’t know how anyone could do this sort of work. You have to be pretty desensitized, it seems to me.
It was advertised as….
“Great little gift for the mancave!’
I am not sure what that means. I suppose it is intended as a gift for an idiot male of the human species to take back to his cave. It is the kind of gift you’d give to Woodsman.
Mr Lancaster does not know if this cat was a domestic cat who had a human caretaker, or whether the cat was a stray or feral. It appears that he made attempt to find out. The advert says:
[it] ….was probably wild.
That seems to be a bit disrespectful of the person who may have looked after this cat. Bearing in mind the condition of the cat – described as “Large male in excellent condition” – it seems quite likely that the cat was domesticated.
Conclusion?: Please don’t do it again, Mr Lancaster.