If you have an aversion to skulls, bones or taxidermy please click away and come back tomorrow. Decorating with the dead, if you have the inclination or stomach for it, can be hauntingly beautiful. And it is addictive. What started with antlers for me is escalating. I will be honest, I haven’t really even tried to grapple with the ethics of taxidermy. The skulls and bones, well that is a different matter altogether.
We were in Austin this past weekend, and I think my sister was more than a little concerned with how I wanted to take everything that was mounted or stuffed. David took it in stride. He has approved the purchase of a hide, and he said we could find a longhorn skull when we move into a new place.