Em, Eeewwwwww! How icky! I'm sure your aunt meant well, giving you something that was your great-grandmother's, but Eeewwwwww!
I know. Honestly, I know that her hearts was in the right place and she spent a lot of money having it made. She repurposed something that was extravagant that we would never use. But baby seal fur... it's just so horrific. I think I could have handled the fox or mink because at least they were raised for it and killed quickly and humanely. As opposed to baby seals enjoying their life in the wild and then all of a sudden they get smaked over the head.
OK, another classic! I don't know how to even start this but one year my dad gave my brother a dead rat for Christmas. No joke. It's didn't start out as a living rat who sadly died while in our posession either. My dad FOUND a dead rat under a house and thought my brother would think it was cool. My brother was about 8 years old. My dad wrapped it up all special and was so excited to give it too him. He though my brother would just totally dig it. We all knew about it and were in on it and thought that my brother might like it. The rat was kind of perfectly dried and "mummified" was the term my dad used. So it was kind of an interesting anomaly. He made my brother open it last and he was all pumped up and couldn't WAIT to know what it was. Then he opened up the box and was totally horrified. The disgusted look on his face, he was SOOO mad. He was peed that my dad got him alllll hyped up and then gave him a dead rat.
(It was my dad's sister who gave me the teddy bear so maybe we're seeing some kind of genetic gift giving mutation hahahahaha)