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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Mummified you Dog

If you are a grieving pet owner and you want to bring back your pet well, now you can! Oh yes, you can have your dead or deceased pet again with the help of one woman, but lifeless of course.

A Brooklyn woman is making a name and a living for herself by practicing the ancient art of mummification on people's pets. PD Cagliastro is one of the only macabre mystics in the country slinging animal mummification services based on the ancient Egyptian art. It took her 20 years to figure out the formula by studying embalming, consulting with chemistry students and reading the few scraps of ancient Egyptian texts out there.

"It was a sick fascination," said Cagliastro, who works and lives in her "house of death" with her teenage daughter and husband, an exterminator.

The witchy woman has channeled her services for 120 customers, preserving everything from a championship Connecticut racing pigeon to cats cut short by killer cars.

"There was something really special about him," said Sebastian Duque, 26, a web designer who had his cat, Jake, mummified after it was hit by a car in 2008. His frog, Alice, was also preserved in linen and plaster. Jake is now perched on top of Mr Duque's bookshelf in his Upper East Side apartment, and Alice lives in a drawer.

Ms Cagliastro removes the animal's organs and dries out the rest of the remains by submerging them in a salt mixture for months. After wrapping and plastering, the form is painted. Some customers choose to place the pet in a decorative box or have gems and gold affixed to the remains. The services cost between $100 and $400.

Her clients come from all over the world, some going so far as to drive their dead pets to Brooklyn from Washington and Oklahoma.

But when asked about Cagliastro's greatest dream, it is to mummify a human. And she already has a potential client lined-up, who has built a chapel in her Midwest home in preparation: "She wants to be entombed like a pharaoh."


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