A CAT owner has revealed she spent £2,500 freeze-drying her dead cat – and even left its preserved remains on her bedside table.
But taking care of Loki the cat’s body is more than meets the eye – the cat could become moldy if not cared for properly.
After Loki’s tragic death this year, owner Soren sought a way to make his beloved companion immortal.
The owner chose freeze-drying to preserve his precious cat, but the preservation process means Loki’s body could become moldy under the wrong conditions.
Soren must ensure that Loki’s body is never exposed to temperatures above 100°F and humidity below 80%, otherwise the cat could become moldy.
But the process is costly – Soren paid over £2,500 to ensure her beloved pet never leaves her.
Soren kept Loki’s body in the freezer for more than a month before sending the furry friend to be examined.
Soren said: “I witnessed my cat being killed by a dog I was looking after outside my house late at night.
“I was walking the dog, the dog saw a rabbit, the dog escaped my leash, the rabbit crossed my cat, my cat ran away, the dog went after the cat, the dog attacked my cat.”
“This was one of the hardest losses of my life and I have never experienced anything like it before and because her death was such a sudden loss – even though she was 16 years old – I was unprepared for it.”
Soren decided to document her process of getting Loki’s body freeze-dried on TikTok, where it went viral.
The pet owner even went so far as to freeze Loki’s heart, causing Soren to burst into tears when they saw it.
Soren gushed: “I’m really, really happy to see her again, I’m really happy to wake up next to her every morning and be able to pet her.”
But Loki’s bright green eyes aren’t freeze-dried – they’re actually made of glass, Soren explained.
They said, “Your eyes are made of glass! And can be cleaned with a tip and Windex.”
Another pet owner caused controversy after turning his golden retriever into a decorative rug for his living room.
Australian company Chimera Taxidermy created the eccentric accessory for the grieving family so the pooch could “go home.”
Owner Maddy, 29, said they preserved the family pet as fur to create a memorial that would last a lifetime.
She said it was “tanned and made into leather so the fur wouldn’t fall out” so it could endureSpace in the customer’s lounge.
The taxidermist compared the process to people keeping itof a lost loved one because the family “wanted to keep a part of him forever.”