MY FUR BELONGS TO ME
I would never describe myself as pushy. In fact I would make a terrible salesperson. In a desperate attempt to make money I once tried to sell hats at Stutterfords Store. Yes, younger generation, there was a time when people other than the Queen of England wore hats (see link below showing the Queen in a fur hat). This venture into the wild world of hats only lasted a day, as I could not be sycophantic enough. I liked the word sycophantic from the first time I heard it. Sycophantic is what cats are NOT but at times what cat lovers become when trying to please their feline masters.
That aside, in order to pursue my anti-fur campaign I had to approach all sorts of people. I think what I considered a bold expression might have been interpreted as a fanatical, mad fur-lady look, as people started to avoid me. What was more interesting, though, was the sheepish response I got from certain women in their 50s when discussing their attitudes to fur. I learnt that this look said, “I have a fur in my closet, even though I am appalled by the fur trade“. Surprisingly, this group is fairly large and faces a dilemma as to what to do with this inherited item. One woman even told me she was keeping her granny’s fur in the deep freeze – I kid you not!
But what does one do? Here are some options:
1) Bury it in the garden and say a prayer.
2) Donate it to a film/dramatic company to use for costumes.
3) Give it to the homeless.
4) Give it to an anti-fur organisation to spray with red paint for demonstrations.
5) Shift the decision and leave it to the next generation.
Please everyone this is a serious issue that faces many people and might even be one that I will have to face. I know for a fact that my ex mother-in-law has a fur coat in her closet. My fear is that in an irrational moment she might leave it to me. Please help!!
Article on the Queen who wore a fur hat and mitts on Christmas day!
- Why it’s best to obtain a fake fur coats (fauxfurcoats101.wordpress.com)
- Manly fur coat made of men’s chest hair (lostateminor.com)
- Is vintage fur ok? (ellaandfrankvintage.com)