Thank you. I am also sorry about your losses. I wouldn't consider it an insult at all. I haven't forgot about him. In fact, I wear his necklace everywhere I go and got a rosary made with the flowers at his funeral. I still remember him, I still love him and always will. but there is one thing I do know, if he were still alive today, I know he wouldn't want me to not live my life because I'm too busy mourning his death. He would want me to get over it. And even saying that, I wouldn't say I've gotten over it, I still think about him all the time, it's just not stopping me from doing anything. And no offense, but maybe you thinking that is the reason you see a professional and take depression pills. Death is a part of life and you have to learn to live with it. Many people die every day and those people are related to others. If everyone just mourned their families deaths every day, the world would be a VERY sad place. And because you aren't talking to it........It's dead, it's not going I respond and it doesn't know what you are saying.And no I have not.
And aren't you wanting to be a zoo keeper? I may be wrong, but don't zoo keepers have to deal with dead and injured/bleeding animals every year? I think you need to find a job behind a desk personally
If your really serious about this , and not just pulling these guys chains, then call 1-800-279-7985,and order BP3000, Its the 7 booklets sold by WASCO, cost $ 19.95. Read each booklet, and decide if Taxidermy is for you. it will answer most of your basic questions about taxidermy and what kind of commitment it takes to be successful. These will also help you decide what type of critter you want to try your hand at. Yes there are a lot more detailed and advanced instruction material out there, but for somebody that is as green as you sound, this is the best bang for your buck.
I can't believe I spent 10 minutes reading this post. I will never get those back.