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Summum Gives Dead Pets the King Tut Treatment

By: Lindsey Erin Heim - Published: Oct 13, 2008 • References: summum.org
I love pets as much as the next person, but the latest trend in memorializing beloved family members still strikes me as a bit creepy. Modern mummification of pets by wealthy human owners has become extremely popular this year. That’s right… honor through Egyptian statueing technique is not just for King Tut anymore.

The Summum Company is one of the few who offer this elite service to pet owners across the world. Combining the use of modern chemistry, medical know-how and artistic creativity, Summum can create a mummified statue out of the body of any deceased pet to sit sparklingly wherever placed.

For pet owners who cannot stand the thought of parting with their cat or dog in death, Summum offers the solution of human mummification as well. While still alive, however, owners can literally glance over at their dead pets who sit or lay patiently wherever placed.  As Summum claims, “Mummification will shelter the essence and body of your pet forever.”

All of this is available to your special pet from $6,000 to over $128,000. But, would Fido really want to be wrapped in layers of cloth, and then bronzed in your living room? Maybe if he had a bone or two with him...