Your vet has a service offering a clay impression of your deceased pet s paw print your kitty was a kitten with extra toes you decide to have this done as a memento but the finished product has no extra toes Would you

Your vet has a service offering a clay impression of your deceased pet s paw print your kitty was a cat with extra toes you decide to have this done as a memento but the finished product has no extra toes Would you

It would make me question if I was getting someone else’s pets paw prints or if it was just a universal impression. I would ask them.

When my Holly died I received this plaque unexpectedly in the mail. It never occurred to me to think it might not be her paws. The place that put her to forever sleep sent this to me and are a reputable place. I have no reason to question this gift.

Just ask the place from which you received your plaque. It could be just a mistake.

My Holly. Miss you babe.

Oh I am so sorry. But I understand; the toe thing would bother me, too. I agree with the suggestion to call and ask about it. Maybe you accidentally received someone else’s, or maybe they did imprints of the back feet— I could see that being easier since they are a little larger and it might have been easier to get a print of the toes (and polydactyl kitten usually only have the extra toes on the front paws).

But if they fess up that it is a general plaque and not your actual pet’s prints, I wouldn’t blame you for wanting your money back because that is something that should have been specified.

I personally hate the paw prints. One of my late kitten was a tiny little thing with paws about the size of a dime. A crematorium decided (after I specifically requested just the ashes) they would do a paw print. The result was a 50 cent sized print of a splayed paw and looked nothing like my girl’s tiny delicate foot. They also sent her back in an elaborate carved box with a tuft of her hair. Then they charged me nearly $125 more for the “extras.”

I was furious and combined with my grief, called them and had it out with them. They said to forget the bill entirely.

I took the box to my vet for someone else and gave them her hair and paw print.

Some people like the “souvenirs,” and that’s fine. I do not and if I did, I would have done it myself while she was still alive.

So, finally, in answer to your question, I would definitely request my $ back because the paw print does NOT reflect your kitty with extra toes.

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