When you’re in the throw of love and you’re about to celebrate another year with your special someone, it’s utterly magical and can be one of the best days of the year.
Which is what makes this anniversary present a woman received all the more cringe-worthy… it had to be the buzz kill of all buzz kills.
Anniversary present have to perfect, right? The right amount of sentimental mixed with a whole lot of love.
Well, this guy may have meant well, but his girl didn’t exactly feel the same.
Why? Because she’s taken to eBay to sell the gift, because she just can’t keep it anymore.
Seller lesniak196 took to the site, revealing:
"I'm selling because I've dutifully kept it for two years and I'm getting worried about the long term psychological effects on my two (alive) cats, who have now accepted living with a dead, badly stuffed relative as normal."
You’re probably thinking WTF?! A stuffed relative?!
Well, here’s the anniversary gift this woman is talking about.
She even revealed the story behind this FIRST anniversary gift…
“I was really excited about our first wedding anniversary. I knew that my husband struggled a little bit with gift-giving, so I wasn't expecting anything more than a nice day with him. I wasn't disappointed.
So, I was pretty surprised and delighted when he turned to me on the train on our way home from our nice day out and, leaning close with a sweet, boyish smile, said "You know, I did actually get you an anniversary present."
This is more or less how the conversation went:
Him: So you know how we were talking about getting some taxidermy?
Him: So I got you some!
Me: ...wow! [maybe it's something not awful like a cool bird or a weasel or something remember he tries he tries]
Him: I have to pick it up from my tattoo artist on Friday she was going to throw it away.
Me: What is it? [please not a cat please not a cat please not a cat]
Me: OMG its a cat.
Him: You like cats
Me: I like alive cats.
So, yes, my husband garbage picked a very badly taxidermied cat for me for our first wedding anniversary because nothing says I love you like your favorite animal only dead.
It was clearly someone's (elderly) pet, and it's tragic gaze is hauntingly beautiful in a way. Not a way that I want in my house, but I imagine someone might.
It wasn't long before I realized that actually, my dear husband didn't *just* get me a dead cat for our one year wedding anniversary, he also got me a great story and total freedom from ever having to worry about giving him a dud present because literally nothing could be worse.
So, if your home needs a tragic symbol of misguided love -- the misguided love of an incompetent amateur taxidermist for a beloved, elderly, scruffy cat or the misguided love of a new husband who thought getting his cat-loving bride a dead one for their first anniversary was a good idea -- then please consider bidding.
I am not heartless -- I do feel some affection for the cat, which clearly was beloved of someone back when it was alive -- so I am donating ten percent of the sale price to an animal rescue shelter.”
To our future spouses, we’re all letting you know this isn’t the gift we’re hoping for…
Image Credit: eBay.