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Codie the Coatimundi by reckIess Codie the Coatimundi by reckIess
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Yep. I got a Coatimundi pelt. Saw him on eBay and after 7 days of pondering on him and stressing over him, I decided I must have him! I love him already (he's currently warming my lap) <3

You should have seen me on the eBay listing. I BARELY got him. I up-bid the other guy's automatic bid at the VERY last second. And then sobbed because of the stress LOL. I shouldn't be allowed to eBay. Ever.

He is very strange too! He smells just like the Pronghorn face did after I got him from *Zhon... and he feels very odd too! I've never felt a coati before. He's... soft but rough-furred. And his fur has such glorious colors! A yellow stripe down his back and white around his eyes and nose! And those claws and horrendously long tail! Whoa! (I do love it though ehehehe.)

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Photograph Bailee Danielle
My coatimundi was not specifically killed to belong to me but he was hunted in Arizona.
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urbanarthermit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is the reason I was so wary about making a deviant art account because of people who are so negative. I personally don't have much pelts except for my muskrat pelt and 2 beaded very old mink pelts. I am more into claws and teeth and ivory. I collect pre ban ivory and I don't support poaching at all. My favorite ivory are sperm whale teeth and I know for a fact they were never hunted for their ivory teeth. I have other ivory and many claws and teeth but I was honestly kind of afraid to start an account on here due to the fact that people who think you are evil because you collect things from an animal and I read a lot of messages on here also (many of them were extremely negative for the people who don't like what they see on this website). Eventually I decide to give it a shot so I just made mine about a little over a week ago, one thing is for certain though, for those of you who don't agree with taxidermy and animal parts ( IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN DONT LOOK) its rather simple but yet people come on here anyway to make a fuss about it and that is just really annoying.
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KaoriKnight216 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I cringed & felt a twist in my stomach when I saw this pic. I actually have a pet coatimundi & this is just awful....Honestly, I can't believe how heartless people can be. I'd like to see someone kill you & mount you on the wall or use you as a rug. Then maybe others will tell them how absolutely adorable you look.

Disgusted--
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oneeyedwolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
if you are going to be mean then just dont say anything.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And let me ask you this- what gives YOU the right to keep a wild animal as a pet? Don't you think that is rather cruel? I feel sick at the thought of you having a poor wild animal in a cage instead of the happy life it should be living in the wild! I'd like to see someone cage you & lock you in an enclosure or in someone's house. Then maybe others will tell them how adorable you look in a cage!

How does that feel? How would you like it if I attacked you for your beliefs? Threatened you? Were awful rude to you? It's not nice is it?
(Also, know that I do support responsible exotic pet ownership, but I want you to understand that you're jumping to conclusions and being a pretty awful person about all of this.)

I apologize for the sadness you feel about this. Trust me, I would rather Codie be alive than a pelt on my wall (but I really wouldn't have the means to care for a living one). 
I did not kill this poor bugger, but when I saw him on eBay, I knew I had to get him and save him from being cut up or ending up with someone who would not love him and appreciate the life he lived.

He is not a rug. He is not being disrespected. His beauty is being remembered for the life he lived.
I love him as much as you probably love your coati- who is probably absolutely lovely (may I ask what kind?).
But what you have said to me is considered a threat and I very well could report you for saying as such (it is very illegal as well- what you suggested).
I am connected spiritually with my pelts- animals that I know lived a life and I appreciate everything about them, so I take great offense to what you have said.

The thing is, I know you're upset, but you have no right to try and call me out on it. 
I have three rabbits and I don't call out people who eat rabbit meat. Or mount them. Chickens too- and they're all my babies.
Do you eat meat? Do you have leather shoes? A leather sofa?
If you are not vegan completely (which is impossible anyway, there is hidden animal parts in EVERYTHING), you have no right to say anything to me, just because you have a pet coatimundi.
What is the difference between any other animal and a coatimundi- which is technically a wild animal? Nothing. I believe in animal equality, the meat I eat and taxidermy, etc, as long as they do not suffer and are not abused in any way- which I doubt Codie was. 
Most hunters/trappers truly love animals and do their best to avoid causing the animal pain. They also do their best to assure the animal lives it's life to the fullest.
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KaoriKnight216 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I'm sorry, I honestly couldnt help myself. My coatimundi is the second most important thing/person in my life. I care very dearly for her & couldn't imagine my life without her. I just couldn't stand how everyone was admiring how "beautiful" this animal was when it was dead & lifeless...It seems like someone would much rather fawn over the beauty of life. I doubt half the people that purchase these know how they died. I am not vegan. I understand if you killed this to survive because you didnt have a choice. So I'm sorry. It's hard not to lash out at someone when you feel so strongly about something.
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BlackBackedJackal Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
It may be hard not to last out, but you still could use some self-control. You have to learn to pick and choose your battles, especially when you don't understand someone's motives. Getting emotional over something is never the best way to start an argument. Even if you don't agree, it's best to be calm and rational.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I definitely understand getting very emotional and feeling very strongly about something- that is how I am on this topic, and I definitely understand your coati being such a strong and important part of your life- that is how my chickens and other animals are (I have 2 cats, 2 dogs, three rabbits, and ten chickens!). But I try to stop, think, and approach the matter calmly and explain why I feel some way, rather than attacking the person!

But the thing is, myself, and most of the people commenting here, are admiring Codie for his beauty because we appreciate both life and death. Despite being dead, Codie is a beautiful animal. Trust me, I'd rather fawn over a living coati- they're absolutely wonderful and I love watching videos of them (sadly I have never seen one in person :C)... but I can also love, appreciate, and fawn over Codie too, despite him not being alive. And as you see- I acknowledge he was alive, I do not act as if he is an "it" and whatnot...

I contacted the seller and they told me he was killed, most likely for population control, in Arizona, so it was a legitimate reason, and I definitely appreciate the fact he was preserved and not left to rot and decay away (I believe in Arizona people have to have a license and can only take one..?). I am sure they found many uses for his skeleton and meat as well- these things are all great educational tools as well. I teach many people about Coatimundi by using Codie- most people would have never known what he is and had never would have gotten the chance to feel one if it weren't for him. I do love him so much- he might as well be alive- that is how much.

I understand if you still do not support population control and whatnot- I would never push that on someone, but please know that most taxidermy supporters/lovers love the animals living a lot more than dead, and that is why they like to preserve the beauty of them instead of them wasting away! I love living animals so much... I even had a few phases of "I must go vegetarian! Animal rights!"... but then I did my research and found appreciation and whatnot for the dead and animal preservation. I actually am working towards becoming a Taxidermist because I love animals, but I would also like to find a career where I can work with living animals as well C:
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dMaterialize Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
aww I love coati :3 Nice find
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<333 me too c: thank you.
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EbilWolf9 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Daww coatmundi are adorable!
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3 They are!
Thank you for the comment ;u;
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ehehehe. c: Yes, I think I talked to you about your genet pelt before~ Genets are so cute! And oh gosh, the mountable cougar cub sounds adorable! And a mountable caracal!? Swoon~ Caracals are awesome!

And really? How was Mexico? And how were the coatis? I've never met one in person sadly- or even seen one in a zoo or rescue :c
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Coatis are great little fellows! I was on an externship and we had to vaccinate the zoo's coati population. They were pretty fun to wrangle since they were *not* tame, but they were EVERYWHERE just walking around. Very interesting critters, hehe

And yep, I never know what I'm going to find next. The caracal had been in the works for awhile since I had to build up the funds, but the cub was a spur of the moment thing since he would've been nabbed fast. I have another genet pelt now too that is most likely mountable with some work and a pretty reddish color unlike the other one. Oyy. Such an odd collection, lol. And the sad part is I cannot display it until I get a separate room due to my doggies and pet genet... the genet ate my bobcat skull... quite literally it was in a million pieces under my bed. I was just glad it wasn't my hyena. LOL.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww ;u; That sounds like such an awesome and interesting experience!

LOL. You have such a cool collection though, like, I cannot wait to expand my collection further and add more types of animals c: Have you posted any pics of that new genet of yours? I want to see!

But awww D: That's crazy your pet genet ate the bobcat skull! Definitely good it wasn't the hyena xD I keep my bedroom door closed so my cats and dogs cannot get in the room I display all of my pelts and such. The rabbits are the only living animals in my room and they are in large pens so they cannot reach the pelts eheheh. xD
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
No I have not... but he's a completely different color which is very cool. He *may* be mountable, but the pelt is a bit old and many not hold up well to rehydrating. Regardless, he is beautiful and quite a contrast to my other one.
Yeah unfortunately my collection is in a closet until I have a bigger place with a separate room for it. My dogs would make chew toys out of my pelts =/ The only skull I have out is my black bear... I figure I would not be devestated if something happened to it, and so far the genet has ignored it lol

If you ever find another coati, keep me in mind. I would trade something nice for it, lol! My collection is always growing, and I keep finding some pretty neat things. Is there a particular critter you'd be interested in out of curiousity?
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, that's cool. I'd love to see pictures once you get a chance c: I've only seen typical colored genets! xD But I like the way you think, a lot of people nowadays are really intent on mountable, and if they're not, they try to MAKE them :X

But awwww that sucks! I do hope you get a separate room one day <3 c: I have to wonder if my cats were allowed in my room, if they'd mess with my animals. Because my cat walks past my pheasant mount in the living room/kitchen a lot and doesn't bother it, but when she sees my Cross fox, she tends to try and chew his paws >_<

And I shall definitely keep you in mind! C:
Huh, well, out of the more uncommon animals, I'm interested in Tanukis, Servals, Bat Eared Foxes (though, those are nearly unheard of), Dingos, Caracal, things like that :nod:
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
LMFAO So you're the one that got him! Just about outbid you but hit the wrong button! ;.; Glad to see he went to a loving home though! He's a stunner!
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah!
D'awww ;o; I'm sorry!
But yes, I love him! He's definitely a stunner <3
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MoonDogJc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh so jealous! Very nice pelt :love:
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<33 thank you ;u;
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MoonDogJc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is he mountable at all?
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Possibly. I don't know for sure but his lips are split, he appears to have extra skin for his eyes (they're so small it's hard to tell), his nose looks like it might be split, his tan smells like my mountable pronhorn face's, so I assume that means he has a mountable tan (I have yet to do the water test).

Only apparent issues are- well, some holes (one fairly big one, and a few small ones) and the fact he's rug cut and his pads are cut. But both can be fixed with patience XD
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galianogangster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, crazy! I'm so jealous, Coaties are so cool :3
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
D'aww <3 ;u; they are for sure!
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WaterSinger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
You are pushing me closer and closer to getting a fur of my own - the first and maybe only one though! XD
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ehehehee, you should! Seriously! Check eBay and HideandFur. They tend to have pretty cheap furs~ Though I'd be lying if I said Codie was cheap LOL. That one guy definitely bid me up higher XD

What kind of furs are you interested in~?
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WaterSinger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
It'd have to be wolf or fox, I don't think I could bond with anything else - also not sure on the laws here in the UK about it. It'd take a LOT of saving for me, annoyingly.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, nice c: Any specific colors? I'm just curious <3
But yeah, it would definitely take a lot of saving D: </3
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WaterSinger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
It'd have to be a black or white wolf-pelt, not as fussed with the fox, as long as it had a amazing tail.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, from what I just heard, I am pretty sure wolf pelts are illegal in the UK :C

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I know that says importing but if you scroll down, it says, "EU animal fur prohibitions"... I would probably stick to fox if I were you, and not risk it :cc
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FoxxyTheAnarchist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not illegal, scroll downn futher ^_^
There are restrictions :)
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WaterSinger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
That's...oddly annoying. I know people SELL them in the UK, but they are older furs.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Apparently it's against the law even within the country D: From what I heard, they are breaking the law >_< Furs can be such a pain in the butt!
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BlackBackedJackal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I WAS THERE FOR THAT! SKYPE BROS FTW XD! <---just wanted to be annoying.

But like I said, he feels like a good pelt for you c:! Sometimes it takes a little bonding i.e. take him out to the park and freak out some children XD
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
PFFFTTT YESSSS SKYPE BROS <3 Be annoying all you want ;P I'll letcha know if you get on my nerves c; That's what bros do ehehehe.

Thank you ;u; You know, ever since I started talking to you, I like getting your approval for these things |D But yeah, I probably won't be taking him to any parks, lest some psycho-ass peta freak comes after me! I think we're bonding pretty well right now, with him in my lap <3
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BlackBackedJackal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
lols, I try not to annoy people XD! but srsly be like "Ash, STFU" if I do, I'm used to Hannah yelling at me to shut up anyway ;A;!

'Daww ;u; reals? lol I don't think you need my approval or anything but I'm always happy to talk to you about how your babies feel (like seriously I want to see Kovu again cause you guys together makes me happy x3). That's always my fear, and why I haven't taken my pelts out for a while. Most times people just look me over funny and ignore what's going on, but every so often someone will come up and ask questions. Once I can get Hannah off her butt, I'll probably drive down to somewhere secluded to take pictures XD
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, you do very well~ You haven't annoyed me yet~ (I am very easily annoyed too LOL) But d'aww, I probably wouldn't do that xD

And yeah, for realsies! XD But yeah, like I know you can tell when they're happy or they're not and stuff and while I can sorta feel/see it, I know you do it a lot better ;u; but yeah I love that topic and I'd definitely be willing to talk to you about it again!

And I'll definitely bring Kovu on 'cam again soon c: <33 And Codie too!

And yeah D: The only time I took a pelt around with me is after I bought Sarabi, I had to carry her around into stores and stuff in Mackinac City because we weren't by the car xD" But that'd be cool! DJHdghJGSH I love seeing your pelts!
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Nakomii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HES ARRIVED <333
Congrats!!

Hes so beautiful, take more photos jsdgbfajdhgv
submit to ALL THE GROUPS GO GO <3

Those little claws <3333


okayifyoursistherewhereisminethen.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yessss! <3 Thank you!

He is gorgeous isn't he? I have another picture to upload, I'll do that soon!
I need to work on some of the group photos I took~
And okay okay okay! XD

They look little but they're big for his little paws! XD

And... O__O I dunno. When did you pay? I paid as soon as my listing ended. And then the next day, I got an email saying he shipped him out.
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Nakomii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy crap hes SO CUTE! <333 Codi, I love it. Love it love it <333

XDDD Hey, you got a gem there! He deserves the attention. Considering most people dont even know what he is. LOL I know I didnt. XD

Aww! xD I love his little white marks too, FF. <3 my gosh you gotta let me come visit to see all your stuff. :D



I paid the second it ended, got the same e-mail the same day. XD I dunno ill give it a few hours.
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Isn't he!? Eheheheh. Codie. Yeah, it was just gunna be "Cody" but I had to make it special and add ie. |D I had named him during the listing without even realizing it pfft.

And yeah, I'm glad I did get him. Who knows what the other people would do? I mean I'm not assuming they had ill intentions, but I love my pelts a whole lot and give them heaps of love sooo <3

Hehehehe yes, the white marks are my favorite <3 And the yellow stripe ehehe. But yes, I want you to come visit! So do it! 8D

And hmmm, yeah, give it a bit xD Some ship faster than others~ It is USPS after all |D"
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Nakomii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! :DDDD
I like the ie thing. XD Looks better to the eyes.

Aww, im glad your happy about all of it. <333
Yeah, you dont know what someone else would or could have done to him.
I know a few hands i wouldnt want that falling into. >.>

Yes!! hes so freakin cute ugh god. XDD

True. XD
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ehehee, ie is a great thing. In my Pokemon games I always name things with ie at the end. Like Poochie the Poochyena. Kippie the Mudkip. Ziggie the Zigzagoon.. and so on, so forth xD

<3 Yeah~ I was very very nervous, especially since there was only one picture of him!

And LOL. Same here. I think he may be mountable though, minus the cuts in his pads (which CAN be fixed)... 'cause like, he's got loads of lip skin and his eyes look like they have skin (they're so small they're near non-existant LOL), and his nose looks split too. Ears are so small I can't tell. XD And he smells similar to my pronghorn- meaning it's a tan that can be mounted. Only real issue (minus the pads) is that he's rug cut but I may talk to MWD and send her some pictures. And do a hydration test xD

And gosh I knowwww! I wish you could meet himmmm!
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Nakomii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FF LOL what creative names...XDD

Im kinda getting that feeling for the yote. He said he was mountable. Ew rug cuts fffff. I HATE SEWING

Well cut pads are a pain in the ass. a BIG pain in the ass. Id give people discouts if their pelts had no cut pads, thats how much I hate them. XDD
You know, i may be insane for saying this, but lip skin seems way more important than eye skin. I mean you can completely work without it (i think.) so long as you have the actual lids. o-o its a bit of work but idk, i think its not something to cry over if a pelt has no extra eye skin...
i dont know anything though XD

Rug cut and vent cut can be sewn back to make it a plushie. Some taxidermist told me that, i cant remember who. when i was asking about my coyote who has a cut down the back.

YESS and Kovu!! <3 and your fire and ice if shes still there ;w;
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reckIess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL i know, i'm great with names c; ehehee. but seriously, i thought they'd be cute, |D i think it might be fairly uncommon to do that anyway- 'cause most people tend to make up a completely new name or keep the pokemon's name oo; i feel like it's two gray areas xD

but yeah man, halfway into the seven days, i really thought hard on whether i wanted to risk getting him or not with only one picture and never having had a rug-cut pelt before D: i hate sewing too xD but did you ask him if the yote was mountable, or did it say so in the listing?

yeah, i figured cut pawpads were a pain in the ass, specially since they seem so hard to sew xD

and no way, definitely not insane for saying that because i think so too xD there's actually a "lay method" for eyes without eye skin, so it'd make sense too! so yeah <3

so dorsal cut can't be made into a soft mount? i mean as far as i've heard, any cut can be made into a soft mount, it just dictates how much sewing you need to do xD

YES! <3 my kovu bby ;u; and yeah, sarabi too if she's here ;o;
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