This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford got into a heated debate on the show about how they’re going to commemorate their dog Maggie when she dies… with Eamonn stating that he’s planning on having her stuffed.
On Thursday’s edition of the ITV programme, Eamonn and Ruth are welcoming former Apprentice star Luisa Zissman, who recently had her pet horse stuffed by a taxidermist after his death.
Eamonn, who returned to This Morning this week after recently being treated in hospital for severe chronic pain, said that he’s a ‘great fan of this’ and is ‘very much in favour’, adding that he’s ‘made plans for my dog’.
But Ruth wasn’t having it, shutting Eamonn’s supposed taxidermy plans down straight away.
‘You have not, not without my say so, you haven’t,’ she fired back.
‘What difference does it make to you?’ Eamonn then asked.
Eamonn and Ruth have different ideas about how they’re going to commemorate their dog Maggie after her death (Picture: ITV)
Ruth wondered what the ‘legal’ standpoint would be, considering Eamonn wants to have their dog stuffed after her death and she ‘can’t think of anything worse’.
‘You’re going to put it in a bin liner and put it in the back garden – is that what you’re going to do?’ Eamonn asked.
Ruth explained that she had a more traditional ceremony in mind, with the hope of giving their dog a ‘proper burial’ when the time comes to say goodbye.
‘We’re going to have a little headstone or something to mark it. I don’t want a stuffed Maggie reminding me every day that she’s not there any more. I can’t think of anything worse,’ she stated.
Eamonn said in his opinion, Luisa has ‘done the most amazing thing’.
‘If it’s amazing for her, that’s lovely and it’s a very large animal,’ Ruth replied.
‘Well we’re getting it done,’ Eamonn reiterated, prompting Ruth to state emphatically: ‘We are not!’
So do you agree with Eamonn that stuffing a pet is a good way to pay homage to them after they’ve died, or would you prefer, like Ruth, to give them a ceremonial burial? Have your say.
Eamonn and Ruth adopted their rescue dog Maggie from the Dog’s Trust.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.