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How to Make Money From Your Dead Cat

Cat Bag

Ever wondered how you can keep fluffy with you forever once he or she kicks it? Well you can by turning it into a handbag, obviously.

At least, that’s what  Christchurch-based taxidermist Claire Hobbs did. and, if you don’t want to keep Fluffy, then sell him or her off on an auction site because this is the internet and people will buy anything.

This version was sold on a bidding site for NZ$ 545 (about R5454) recently and although this was not somebody’s pet (Hobbs said it was a feral cat which had been run over), it might give people some ideas.


It was described as a “one off glamour puss purse”, the item description says: “A very stylish handbag. For the girl that has everything a one off purse that will grab attention where ever you go.

“This handbag will last for years and years as long as it is looked after. The purse strap is easily changed to suit your taste.

“This is not for the faint-hearted … No animals were killed or hurt to create this piece.”

Hobbs said she kept the dead cat in the freezer for three months before turning it into a bag. Takes all sorts, right?

As you might imagine, not everyone commenting on the auction was pleased. But obviously that doesn’t matter to designer… or future cat handbags.


Written by How South Africa

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