I am curious to know how many other peoples’ houses look like mine. The walls are covered in every dead thing you can imagine. If the walls aren’t covered, then things in the house are made of animal parts.

I wonder if houses in other states are quite so ornately decorated? In one room of my house there is a wolf hide, two fox hides, a bear hide, a moose head, an elk head, an antelope head, a duck two dear heads, an antelope skull, a wolf skull, 10 white tail sheds and a pot rack made from elk sheds. Is this normal for Montana? Or does my husband have some serious dead animal hoarding disease?

I am afraid I may not be the only wife or girlfriend who has a husband or boyfriend who suffers from this terrible affliction.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.