A Portland Man’s Taxidermied Dog Helped Get Him Through a Breakup. Now, They’re Helping People Process Grief.
Back in 2013, Byers’ mother sent the departed family pet to a taxidermist in Colorado. When the body returned to Byers’ family home in Portland, his first reaction was to laugh. But soon after, following a particularly gnarly breakup, the dog became Byers’ “copilot,” helping him process grief along life’s tumultuous roads.