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Chihuahua puppy

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by sblack, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. sblack

    sblack I think.....therefore I am.

    Appearances can be deceptive.
    When this customer brought me a puppy to mount, I guess I was expecting a Staffordshire Pitbull or something like that; the guy was well over 6 foot ( in all directions ) and sporting a small fortune in tattoos,
    However, the puppy turned out to be a miniscule Chihuahua, ( 7 inches from nose to tail )
    It seems that the cause of death was the microchip, ( half inch long ) which should be injected just under the skin, but in this case was lodged under the shoulder muscles and had caused a significant infection.
    It was a tricky task, and one that certainly kept me of the streets for a while, but managed to pull it off with a conventional skin-mount over a wrapped body.
    When he came to pick it up it was heartwarming to see this mighty guy melt, a little tear even rolled down his cheek as he kept on muttering “ that’s my baby “
    Well it certainly chuffed me to bits as I do love making people happy, so I thought to share this little anecdote in the hope that it will lead others to share their nice stories.
    All the best
  2. dp

    dp New Member

    dont know what to add to that one. Nice work anyway.

  3. Awsome job man. here is one of mine.
  4. that is nice work.
  5. Simon, absolutely lovely. Many people would look at such a task and immediately run to the freeze-dryers, afraid to mount it conventionally. It does look precious!! And if the medically trained veterinarians screwed up with this micro little specimen, I can imagine you really knew you had your work cut out for you!!

    WildWorldTaxi, ... I'm convinced that thing is real.
  6. okay, now spill it - how long did you work on it? what was the total time spent wrapping etc?
  7. Peter Span

    Peter Span Corvids, gotta catch them all!

    Looks alive, nice job!
  8. taxos

    taxos Finches, Buntings

  9. mitchson1

    mitchson1 New Member

    thats pretty cool. good job!
  10. Jubela

    Jubela Wallabies come in one flavor...Wallaby!

    That must have been quite a task! This puppy looks 100% alive.
  11. weaselthumper

    weaselthumper "Was It Good For You?"

    All I can say is "AWWWWWWW"
  12. indeed a very lifelike puppy Simon
    super nice dog
    gr Henk
  13. Peter Span

    Peter Span Corvids, gotta catch them all!

    Ha taxos, those Chihuahuas really look like gremlins eh?
  14. Maddog

    Maddog New Member

    OMG Those wittle guys are sooooooo cute :-*
  15. is it possible to pull a tail that tiny??? Wow.
  16. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    great job. you did a great job. wow.
  17. fineart

    fineart New Member

    thats so cool,id love to have the chance to attemt one
  18. sblack

    sblack I think.....therefore I am.

    Thanks for the kind words everyone
    Beaumont, only about 7 hours actual hands on work, if you dont count tanning and drying, the wrapped body was made smaller than needed and covered with clay and then modelled from the outside.
    Alistair, tail pulls easy, these little guys are really lose skinned,
    Henk, has hell frozen over ?

    all the best
  19. Red stag

    Red stag Active Member

    Simon, very nice work. Those puppys are not so easy to mount.
  20. Mike108

    Mike108 Guest

    Is that the dog from the Taco Bell commercials? Very nice job.