What better way to remember your dead pet than to turn it into a helicopter?
A Dutch artist is paying tribute to his cat by sending him to the taxidermist, then outfitting him with propellers and landing gear.
Bart Jansen stuffed his cat Orville, named after Orville Wright, and teamed up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to design a device that would attach to Orville so he could fly with the birds, the Daily Mail reports.
The Orvillecopter, made from a specially designed flying mechanism, is “half cat, half machine,” Jansen said. As part of a visual art project to pay tribute to the cat, the Orvillecopter is now on display at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam. Visitors can watch Orville fly and on his birthday, the cat will receive more powerful engines and a larger propeller to steady his flight.
Orville’s untimely death was mourned, and was soon after outfitted with propellers.