Animal motifs are always au courant and there have been a plethora of faux animal heads and mounts seen adorning the trendiest pads of late. Recently, though, a client asked me to secure a real animal mount for their home office. With a bit of reservation and a hint of guilt I set upon the task of finding a suitable beast. After a thorough scouring of the “for sale by owner” usual suspect sites, as well as a couple flea markets, I come to terms with purchasing a new mount.
I chance upon a responsible venison farm and my guilt fades. OK, I have eaten a venison steak without blinking an eye, so what’s the problem. After a conversation with the uber friendly owner, (who recommends his jerky), I select a size appropriate buck for my client. Boy is he cute…my guilt returns.
Fortunate for me, I don’t get away before the owner’s giving me maintenance instructions for the mount (who knew). Here’s the low down for grooming your buck: light spritz of clean filtered water on the coat and soft brush or comb, dust the eyes, nose & rack with a soft cloth and Scotts Liquid Gold furniture polish. Do this every six months, a little light dry dusting in between will keep your mount ship shape.Share post