Where do you bury your best animal friend?

United States
November 28, 2009 11:49am CST
My Shih Tzu had to be put to sleep when he began have horrible seizures and suffered severe congestive heart failure. I buried him in our flower garden with a tiny tombstone encircled by his collar and pretty flowers on either side of it. Some people use my method, but pet cemetaries are becoming more popular, especially among those who have money to burn. Would you use a pet cemetary or your own back yard to bury your pet? Or, would you leave it to the vet's descretion, which is usually to cremate the remains for a fee. When I brought Little Guy home, his buddy Mr. Scotty, sniffed him from head to toe, wondering what happened to his friend. Then he sat quietly while we dug the grave and buried Little Guy. Every day he goes to visit the gravesite for a few minutes before continuing on his daily rounds. If Little Guy were buried in a cemetary, I think his friend would have been at a loss because he wouldn't have known what happened. What do you think? Cemetary, cremation or your flower garden?
3 responses
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
28 Nov 09
if we lose a pet it get burried in the garden and we get a plant to cover them, in memory. we've got a good collection, over the yrs. we've lost 2 foals now and both are burried next to each other, their mother will go stand over near them from time to time. like in memory.
• United States
28 Nov 09
I keep hearing that animals have short memories. I tend to think they don't or our Scotty would have forgotten Little Guy by now.
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
29 Nov 09
i don't think animals forget as easily as we think, even thou our mare was in the paddock when we burried the foal, she'd only been born 5/6 hrs earlier at a guess. must be the the mother in her to know.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
28 Nov 09
My best animal friend was my horse Major. I had a vet put him down July 10th of this year. He had a heart murmur,lameness issues and he was 31 years old! The day he was put down his health was going down hill fast! The vet thought it could of been a number of things. Looking back I think Major's heart was giving out. Most of the time when horses and other livestock die they are picked up by the local dog/cat food factory to made into food! I didn't want to do that and Major didn't deserved that either! Major was buried in the back pasture of the stable! Major had been in my life just short of 27 yrs! He lived at the stable like 18 yrs! Anyway Major's grave in unmarked. If it was marked the horses in that pasture would of knocked it over and probaly destroy! Instead a plaque was put up in the barn with a tribute to Major on it! This way it can't be damaged or broken and everyone can see it! I couldn't ask for anything more!
• China
29 Nov 09
hello,sorry to you animal friend.i have a dog named black.Beacuse she has black hair .i think if one day she leave me ,i will bury she on a place with water and flower.she made by nature andshe belongs to yhe nature.