Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Difference in Opinion

Not only did the husband get the head mount of the elk, he also had a few other things done. He had the hide tanned and a gun rack made. The hide is nice. I don't mind it. We have cowhides around the house. So it's not a big deal. The husband put it over the back of the leather loveseat. It's fine. I'm cool with it.

But then there is the gun rack. The husband was so excited about it. Thought it was "awesome" in his words. Then I saw it.....


It creeps me out. I don't mind heads and hides laying around the house. But when we start decorating with limbs and parts, that's just where I have to draw the line.



I told the husband he was NOT putting that in the living room. He layed it in the office. Now he's hid it in the corner. Said he was afraid I would "do" something to it! I did have thoughts of letting the dogs "find" it. I bet they would like it! But I wouldn't do that.....really, I wouldn't. So what do y'all think? Awesome or creepy?

29 comments:

the7msn said...

The gun rack would be grounds for divorce for me, but I'm allergic to marriage so it doesn't take much to push me over the edge. Love the hides and the pillow though.

Missy said...

Truly creepy!

LadyFi said...

Creepy - very, awfully, horrible creepy.

Pony Girl said...

Like you, I like hides. I love antlers! And even heads are okay, if I had a big ranch house. But yep, that hoof/leg gun rack was a little much! ;) It was just~ awkward.

Jamie said...

The gun rack is a little bit creepy....I hope it doesn't hold the murder weapon!

Paige said...

I am with you--creepy on the feet. The hide is fine with me--but like you, I have cowhide all over the place in my house.But feet? I dont think so

bekah said...

haha gotta admit...creepy. the feet that is. The hide is fine, the feet I couldnt handle!

Linda said...

It could have been worse, he might have made towel racks and given them to you for Christmas;)

Jen said...

I agree. Creepy, I wouldn't mind the head and the hide but there is something about the limbs. It just screams creepy.

carrielt said...

Yikes! I wouldn't allow it in my house!

J and J Acres said...

Okay, now I understand the head, the hide, but the gun rack?! I seriously laughed out loud. I guess he gets kudos for wanting to use all parts of the animal, but REALLY? hee hee. That is too funny!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Is this the other end of the laughing elk? Makes my skin crawl!

Reddunappy said...

LOL I hunt too and I dont know if I could do the feet thing. I love the head mounts and the hides, but the feet? I wouldnt want them,I have heard my husband say they are cool at the sportsman show. Must be a "guy thing" LOL

Lacey Jo said...

Uhmmmm I'm gonna go with way creepy. I do not know what it is about it, but it is just weird...weird...weird!

Amy said...

Very very creepy! I thought oh, it might be made of bone.... but the feet! Yikes! No can do for me. I like the hides and the head mount though.

Tami said...

I'm with you....I can not stand the feet deal.....I really don't like it when they do bear paws either. And my FIL....he has a bear ummm well you know what.....penis....now why in Gods name would ANYONE keep that. It's just disgusting.

Tatersmama said...

Nope... too creepy.
Did he save the tail so that you could is as a bell-pull at the front door?
OMG... now I'm gonna start thinking about what "other" parts might serve some useful purposes.

Tami... what on earth is a bear ummmm... you know.. good for? Other than for the bear? Inquiring minds want to know.

Lil Mama said...

Oh lord! I can decorate with some dead critters but that would have to go in the "hunting room" or if you don't have a special room the garage works well.

Sydney said...

Thats something my redneck neighbors would do...
My grandma always had this letter opener that the handle was a deers hoof and it creeped the hell out of me I wouldn't touch it.

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Far Side of Fifty said...

I am curious about the bear PENIS too! Tami do tell!
I have an exact likeness with deer feet hanging near my front door. I like mine, I acquired it years ago and it has held a weapon too, but now I prefer to use it as a coat rack and a conversation piece... and for coats! I got mine at an estate auction for a dollar, a real bargain! :)

spanki said...

i called my husband in here to see what he thought, he said... now this shocks me... but he said if you had a single wide, and a sticker on your truck that said "ain't skeered" it'd be fine. one...two, steps too far w/ that! good luck sneaking it out~

Mikey said...

It would probably be ok in our house. But I'm with you. Not in the living room.
We have this awful steer skull the high school kids paint every year and sell. It's ORANGE AND BLUE!! GAH!!! I made Wade hang it on the porch.
But I will say, looks like a nice gun rack!! I have horseshoes holding mine up, above the doors. Always handy to grab a rifle a on your way out!

Foxterriermom said...

Kit, you really love this man, right? If HE likes the feet, then let him have his fun. They aren't going to hurt anything and you can always take it down before company comes!

C-ingspots said...

All dead animal body parts are totally creepy and unacceptable as household decor for me. Zero - zip - nada!!

Ranch Diva Rachel said...

Oh....no.... But it made me laugh.

Tami said...

Well apparently a bear....you know what....has an actual bone in it. So this 'factoid' is of great interest to the male species apparently. It is brought out at family gatherings and such and exclaimed over and passed around. I wish I was kidding....really!

Reddirt Woman said...

Love the laughing elk and the fact that it is living on the bed... maybe hubs should build a BIG den onto the house so he'd have a place to hang his trophy. The hide and pillow, yep, I'm okay with those, but the parts... I don't think so, unless you have company coming over that you want to gross out. Far Side Of Fifty's use as a coat rack would be okay. The coats would cover it up.

Helen G.

Holly Lane said...

oh my gosh sooo creepy!! I would kill my husband! Boy husband isn't coming out very good in this battle!