Do you bury your dead pet or throw them away?

Moochie - My bestfriend and baby.
@modstar (9617)
Philippines
December 22, 2008 9:44pm CST
We usually bury our dead pet in our backyard. We just can't afford to throw them away like garbage because we got too much love for them and they deserved a decent burial. How about you, do you just throw them away?
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@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 08
Hi modstar, for a pet lover, it is extremely sad if our beloved pet has left us forever. I dislike such feeling so I always feel reluctant to keep any pet anymore. Sometimes when come across any adorable animals I can’t help thinking of keeping one. Very often I still stop myself from doing that as I don’t want to experience the grievous feeling again later on, as I know the lifespan of most of the pet animals are shorter than man. Yeah, I still remember during my primary school days, I did keep a parrot with lovely color as my pet. It had a unique beak and a pair of enthusiastic eyes. I liked looking in his eyes while talking to him. After back from school and putting down the bag I would rush to say hello to him. I spent most of my leisure time together having fun with him during those happy days. One day I found he didn’t have any appetite to take his favorite food anymore. We didn’t have any vet in our place during those days and we could do nothing for him, and just waited for a miracle and hoped that he could recover from this gradually. It was really depressed that he looked thinner and thinner and finally passed away after a week or so. I was really sad in a great sorrow out with tears. I placed him nicely in a box and then buried it under the shade of a big tree. A wooden pole with his name was stood on top of it. It was rather sad that we left the place after a few months. I visited the place where we lived before two years back, but everything has changed and that area has developed into an advance commercial town area. posting and Merry Christmas!
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@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
Yeah, the passed away of my lovely and beloved parrot during my childhood did leave an unforgettable and sorrowful remembrance to me. I still feel sad though this has happened long ago. Anyway I have learnt a lesson from that and I always try my best to give our young kids sweet and happy memory. Btw thanks for giving me the best response. Merry Christmas!
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@vanonas (950)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I've never had my own pet, but one of my younger sisters had fish and my other younger sister had turtles. When one of them would die, they would bury them in the backyard. Someone told my sister with the turtles to flush them down the toilet so that they'd turn into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She didn't fall for it. Lol Happy mylotting.
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@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
Haha! Maybe you'll get a stagnant toilet instead of Ninja Turtles . Hmm.. are you allergic to furry animals? Maybe you can start with a dog as a pet. I'm sure you'll love it.
@neuronic (242)
• Japan
23 Dec 08
Of course we bury them, after all, if you had your pet for more than a decade (s)he's probably grown on you and I think it would be very unmoral to just throw them with the rest of the garbage. Some people might even cremate their pet, since after all they have been part of the family as well.
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@Marcola (2776)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I agree with you. Parents are basically our children and part of the family. I make sure they get a proper burial.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I meant to say pets.
@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Thanks for the correction.
• United States
3 Apr 09
It is a little pricey, but you could save up to have a life gem made from your pets ashes. It is a beautiful idea and the beauty that came from their life with you will always be with you. http://www.lifegem.com Hope this helps! :)
@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
That's really creative petlovingirl.
@timmons (120)
• United States
24 Dec 08
It really depends on the pet I suppose, a goldfish may get the toilet treatment around here but something like a cat or dog would be burried in the yard. I recently had a finch die and I regrettably sent her to the dumpster in a happy meal box, It was a situation where I needed to get rid of the body before my son seen it and I had no way to get away to bury her.
• United States
26 Apr 09
This is a very distubing discussion. Bury or throw away a deceased pet, come on who in the hell would just throw away their pet? Sick!
@laglen (19783)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Our pets are like family members and get a proper burial. Usually with a favorite toy.
• United States
26 Dec 08
Oh my goodness No, I would never just throw my deceased pet away like garbage. I have always buried my beloved pet in the back yard or somewhere in the yard.
@onlydia (2809)
• United States
26 Dec 08
No I don't throw them away like the trsh. I had to get rid of my Dog I had her put down and they cremated her. No I didn't get the ashes as I couldn't afford it. It made me cry. I really loved her a great deal. But I couldn't let her bite anyone anymore and she got to where that is all she wanted to do. She went after my nieghbor then she went after my Dad. OK not the Dad. She got old and thought that nobody could come to my house. Your friend onlydia
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
25 Dec 08
When I was a kid 2 of my dogs were shot on the street even though they had their collars on and were nowhere near rabid. I don't really know what happened to their bodies. Other than that,we prefer to bury them somewhere where nobody will disturb their peace. I had to put down a dog this past summer,they cremated her but I didn't get the ashes. First of all,I couldn't afford it. Second,how can I be sure it's my dog inside and not some burned paper? To me it's same as believing in God-outside doesn't really matter as long as you have it in your heart. If I got the fancy little urn I'd probably put it on the shelf where it'd collect dust until someone threw it out by mistake.
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
i will bury it. i dont like throwing something thats so dear to you.
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
Yes, I bury my pets near our house because they are really special to me. All of my pets are buried in one place to minimize my time visiting them. =)
@zaizab (24)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 08
I had buried five of my cats at a spot in my garden. Animals deserve to be treated well as they are God's creation too. Now I'm left with one. Throwing them away is very cruel and in-human. They give us love when they were around.
@coffeegurl (1471)
• United States
23 Dec 08
"I don't wanna be buried...in a pet cem-et-ary."