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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big uestions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Ing decomposition And why do hair and nails appear longer after death Readers will learn the best soil for mummifying your body whether you can preserve your best friend’s skull as a keepsake and what happens when you die on a plane Beautifully illustrated by Dianné Ruz Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs shows us that death is science and art and only by asking uestions can we begin to embrace. Can learning about death be fun Yes Becoming a huge fan of this author like her YouTube channel as well

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Ends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual hilarious and candid answers to thirty five distinctive uestions posed by her youngest fans In her inimitable voice Doughty details lore and science of what happens to and inside our bodies after we die Why do corpses groan What causes bodies to turn colors dur. Those who have read Caitlin Doughty s previous books know her talent for taking the usually bleak and depressing subject of death and turning it into something entertaining A bit on the gross side perhaps but entertaining nonetheless In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs Ms Doughty answers several uestions about death dying and dead bodies asked of her by children They are things that many of you may have wondered too at least when you were children and before you learned that death is a taboo subject and also something to be avoided at all costs And yet it cannot be avoided At any cost Unless you know something every single one of your fellow human beings don t know you are going to eventually end up ashes or worm food or pumped full of embalming fluid You are not going to get to enjoy your precious body for all eternity it just doesn t work like that No matter who you are or how rich you might be no amount of money will buy you eternal life Perhaps at some point in the future scientists will figure out how to upload our memories into machines and thus grant us immortality but as of now sorry no can do You re gonna croakI m sorry to be the bearer of such bad news but really it s always better to face the facts So now that you know the truth of your limited existence you might be wondering what exactly will happen to your body when it s no longer living and breathing and eating and shitting Some uestions you might have that Ms Doughty thoughtfully answers are Why do we turn colours when we die Will my hair and nails keep growing in the coffin If I die making a funny face will it be stuck like that forever What will I smell like and how long until I start stinking Can I have my body preserved in amber like a prehistoric insect What would happen if I swallow a bag of popcorn before I die and am cremated And of course the eponymous uestion that we re all wondering Will my cat indeed eat my eyeballs The answer is he might It s not a spoiler because it s answered in the first chapter In case you re thinking it would then be better to adopt a dog rather than take the chance this adorable kitten might grow up to be an eye munching connoisseur of human flesh better think again because that adorable puppy is gonna do the same if left alone without food for too long Sorry folks but they gotta eat If you don t want to become pet food please arrange to have someone find your body soon after you die or always leave out a lifetime supply of food for your furry babies However if you do want to become pet food well I think it would be kinder to find someone willing to break the law who will dump your body at sea rather than have your beloved pet locked up with your decomposing body and little else Please don t do that to Fluffy or Fido Note For the answers to the rest of the uestions and you ll need to pick up this fun funny and interesting book for yourself You won t be disappointed

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Best selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real uestions from kids about death dead bodies and decompositionEvery day funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of uestions about death What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle Do people poop when they die Can Grandma have a Viking funeralIn Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs Doughty bl. Instapot Corpse Disposal Recipe for cooking a corpseAn alternative to cremation not a tasty dish for cannibals First put the body into a very large instapot euphemistically called a pressurised stainless steel cremation chamber cover with water and alkali Heat to 350 F and raise the pressure Cook for 4 to 6 hours Finish by draining off the greenish brownish liuid of amino acids peptides sugars and salts don t drink this soup it s not edible and not because it has too much sugar and salt what you have left are soft bones ready for hand crushingThis is a refined method than one of the traditional ways murderers attempt to cover up their crime put the body in a barrel with a lot of lyeI m still going for burial at seaThe book is based on uestions guaranteed to have been genuinely put by children Not little kindergarteners though like teenagers who like us read books and think up sensible uestions It s very readable very short very informative and very enjoyable Four verys four stars


About the Author: Caitlin Doughty

Ask a Mortician” web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death She lives in Los Angeles where she owns and runs a funeral home



10 thoughts on “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big uestions from Tiny Mortals About Death

  1. says:

    Instapot Corpse Disposal Recipe for cooking a corpseAn alternative to cremation not a tasty dish for cannibals First put the body into a very large instapot euphemistically called a 'pressurised stainless steel cremation c

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    Death The grim reaper The big nothing The great leveler And so on or no precisely not or still? Puh getting philosophical in here so put out all your thoughts Come little kitty cat tasty eyeballs are served No matter if it is a dog cat weasel

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    Update Greatly disturbed by this uestion I had a talk with my cats today I said look it's about my eyeballsThey said Oh so you know about the eyeball thing Who told you?I said It's in this book Everyone knows nowThey said

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    Those who have read Caitlin Doughty's previous books know her talent for taking the usually bleak and depressing subject of death and turning it into something entertaining   A bit on the gross side perhaps but entertaining nonetheless  In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Ms Doughty answers several uestions about death dyin

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    “He won’t be diving straight for the human flesh But a cat has got to eat and you are the person who feeds him This is the cat human compact Death doesn’t free you from performing your contractual obligations” Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big uestions From Tiny Mortals About Death written by mortician Caitlin Doughty is the book to answer all those uestions about death you've been too embarressed to askIn a A format Dought

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    Yay This was yet another enjoyable go round with my favorite morticianHere Doughty dumbs it down a bit with a younger audience in mind but not so dumb that adults can't get something out of her lessons too Here are snappy answers to not so stupid uestions like Can We Give Grandma a Viking Funeral? What If They Make a Mistake and Bury Me When

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    Caitlin you're a national treasure you're a great time and you teach me and everyone who wants to know so much Stuff about being dead I was late to the party that is Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From the Crematory and loved it sohttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow?I pre ordered this one but thank goodness I didn't

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    Can learning about death be fun? Yes Becoming a huge fan of this author like her YouTube channel as well

  9. says:

    fulfilling my 2020 goal to read at least one book each month that i bought in hardcover and put off reading long enough that it is now in paperbackreview to come

  10. says:

    121019 Congratulations Caitlin Doughty on winning the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Science Nonfiction after giving it much thought i think that yes cats would eat eyeballs i love this title it makes me laugh| Goodreads | Blog | Pi

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