I didn't read the original story, but judging by what others have said, this ending is better~ Loved the pun. And agree that a custom overlay of the meats would be super awesome; the art is so well done and the pet deserves an awesome display! Congrats on the win.
Fwiw, and sure it is not much, I did not mean to make light of mental health. I admit at the time I wrote that, I had been watching Suckerpunch and I think that is why it came into the story. I really meant for it to focus on the unlikely friendship between Lard and his owner. Once I get to an actual computer where I can make changes, I will be removing those elements. Again, I did not intend on hurting anyone.