If your beloved pet died would you get it cremated?

@mommaj (22891)
United States
January 15, 2016 2:35pm CST
I have known several people that in the past couple years have lost a beloved family member, their pet. They had them cremated to keep with them. I just couldn't imagine doing that. One of my friends called me after she picked up her beloved pet. She told me they had given her what could have been a shirt box. She had opened it expecting ashes. In it she found a smaller box that was the ashes, a beautiful death certificate and a second box. She opened the second box and to her horror, it was fur. Would you want to keep a pet with you after it passed?
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jan 16
No, only her spirit is with me.
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
23 Jan 16
As it should be.
@Tampa_girl7 (26200)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I wouldn't care to keep the ashes. I might bury them.
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
7 Feb 16
I wouldn't want to keep the ashes. I can understand some people doing that. It's not for me. I wouldn't want a person's ashes either to be honest. I think it would be more difficult to move forward.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
17 Jan 16
It is an option, but not sure one we would choose.
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I personally can't imagine. Maybe people don't look at it and they are fine. I don't know. I just couldn't and if I had found the fur, I would have dropped the box and scattered ashes right where I stood.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
16 Jan 16
No way! As much as we loved all of our pets over the years, we let the vet take care of matters.
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
16 Jan 16
I let the vet take care of most of them. The ones that the vet didn't take care of my brother and dad buried for me. I just can't imagine this.
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@gemmsky (170)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 16
Yes, I have had 3 pets cremated and found it a huge comfort at the time, of course it's not to everyone's preference but the option to have it done was right for me.
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
15 Jan 16
I think everyone has the right to do it. It's just like cremating people. I wouldn't want to do that to a love one. To bring their ashes home and take them around if I move. I couldn't do it. It would be too sad for me so it is good there are people that can and still move past the loss.
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@amadeo (73144)
• United States
15 Jan 16
Both of my first dogs were cremated.The ashes are in our yard with a statue of a dog.We have a resting place for our animas.They are buried with their favorites toys.Now we have Ms.Ruby the only female dog that we had. The first two dogs were cockers
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
15 Jan 16
That's really nice that you have a little resting place for them. That treats them like family members.
• United States
16 Jan 16
I don't have any pets but I do have a friend who had her dog cremated
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@jstory07 (69881)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Feb 16
I buried all of mine in the back yard.
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
9 Feb 16
I did the same with most of mine. They are in my dad's yard. I should say field. We had a little place down a hill under the trees.