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Wearing a Cast of Your Pet’s Nose Around Your Neck: Sweet or Mild Torture??

We love weird jewelry. We also love pets. And looking at these custom pieces by Jackie Kaufman of Rock My World, Inc., we’re just wondering if wearing a sterling silver cast of the nose of one’s dog or cat is the ultimate sign of affection and tribute, or if it’s just super weird. Since one of my favorite jewelry pieces is a hippo with a fishtail and a woman’s torso inside its mouth, I’m going to err on the side of “kinda adorable.” Because, come on: noses! … Except for that whole “is this animal cruelty” thing.

Okay, “cruelty” is probably a harsh word. But there’s still concern over how these casts are obtained from the beloved animals. How are they 1. getting dogs and cats to stay still while the casting is going on, and 2. how are the furbabies breathing during the process? Apparently, it’s a “pet-safe, non-toxic mold”, but it’s kind of unclear as to who is doing the casting, or how long. The owner? Okay, a person the pet trusts, sure. But seriously, only the most mellow — or dead, or comatose — pet in the universe would allow a human to stick their nose in stuff, even for a short time. Maybe put the pet under anesthesia for dental work and then get their nose cast? Who knows. But hey, let’s look at the pieces!

Here is a dog nose necklace:

And here is a cat nose necklace:

I’ll bet you’ve really never thought about what a cat’s nose looks like, have you? Now you can stare deep into every tiny crevice. Yay!

Kaufman also puts the noses on belt buckles and keychains, and will also inscribe your pet’s name on the back of the pendants. A fitting tribute for a pet who may or may not even like you after you temporarily block their air supply in the name of love and fashion.

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  • Maverynthia

    I know there’s some mold substances that are “instant”. Just push against the nose and done.

  • Monique Pierre

    If one is going to worry about this being animal torture, I hope that person is a vegan…

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  • Jill Harness

    Yeah Monique, no one should care about animal abuse unless they’re also a vegan. Get over yourself.

  • Anonymous

    This is me, Jackie Kaufman the designer of these necklaces. Just wanted to weigh in about this being cruel at all when taking the molds. We send you a silicon based mold material that you press the nose into for 1 second and pull right out.  The dog might even be sleeping…and not wake they are not bothered by it.

  • Judy Hale Young

    I own and wear often one of Jackie’s wonderful dog nose necklaces, and I can tell you that no animals need be harmed and certainly not treated cruelly in the creation of this jewelry. I took the mold of my dog’s nose just as she says: On the nose, off the nose–just that quickly. My dog can be very skittish when faced with new experiences, but she showed not the slightest discomfort during this molding process.

    I can’t speak about cats, but since my dog’s nose is very important to her, and she is very important to me, I’m thrilled to be wearing a cast of her nose. And everyone who sees it loves it.

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  • kalsangikid

    That is really cool, not just in a it-doesn’t-hurt-buster way, but in a geeky, let’s-get-mold-material-and-stick-it-all-over-weird-things way. :D

  • Remki

    Anyone have experience with cats? This is ridiculously cute, and if the process is that quick, seems pretty cool. But I think my cats would slice me up before the mold even touched the nose…