I saw a show on National Geographic the other day, to be honest, it kinda creeped me out. For a video, click here. The show highlights a mummification of pets done by Summum a company out of Utah. As everyone probably knows, mummification dates back to Egypt where not only people, but animals were also mummified. It was part of their religion and common practice, but modern day mummies. I just don’t know what to think.
From Summum’s web site:
The Summum science of Mummification revives the ancient art of wrapping the body and treating it with oil, while Transference aids the journey of your pet’s essence to its next destination. When the Mummification and Transference are complete, we place your pet within a bronze Mummiform and rejoin you with your beloved companion. Your cherished friend has been transformed, as the caterpillar to a butterfly, in the promise of another tomorrow.
Now I know some people are greatly bonded with their pets, but for the price of mummification are you that bonded? Plus, what happens to your pet after you pass away? Who is going to take care of your mummy dog?
What do you think about mummifying your pet? Would you do it? Why?