Are you offended by a domestic cat skin rug?

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.

Domestic cat skin rug
Domestic cat skin rug
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This red tabby cat has a resemblance to a tiger. It is probably why the taxidermist, Andrew Lancaster, decided to make it. That, and the publicity he thought he’d get.

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.

12 thoughts on “Are you offended by a domestic cat skin rug?”

  1. ~Are you offended by a domestic cat skin rug?~

    That was a trick question, right? I can’t imagine any cat lover NOT being offended.

    Maybe there’s a better phrase than “trick question”. I just can’t come up with it. What would be “the term of art” in the law? Or is “term of art” a US expression? I as know you were a solicitor in a past life, I ask out of interest.

    • No that wasn’t a trick question. I was just being less outspoken in case people start thinking of me as a crazy British cat man who hates people 😉 Sometimes, I just like to pose the question rather than make a statement. Also some visitors might actually like them. Some people are like that. Odd world we live in.

      “Term of art” does apply to the way one describes something specific, as far as I know. It is not used by solicitors working in dull offices in dull towns in England. They use Latin instead 😉


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