What do you do when you pet dies?

@Empress4 (223)
United States
January 3, 2007 6:06pm CST
Last week our 5 1/2 yr old Lab died of a twisted stomach/intestine. She died at home. So this raised the discussion on whether we should spend money and have her creamated or bury her in our back yard. This was my first pet that I had since she was a puppy and the first that I had a choice on what was done with her. So what would you choose to do with your pets body? We talked it over and our last Lab was cremated.. hubby's first dog was buried.. and my (deceased) fil's dog was cremated.. so we ended up burying her in the back yard. It was a hard decision.. but I think in the end I am going to memoralize all of our pets in a plaque/picture.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
When my 1st dog passed away I would have loved to been able to cremate him or bury him outback but he was a medium sized dog and there are restrictions about that sorta thing. Sadly, he did pass away at home and my parents called whoever and they came and took him away. My dad told me Bandit was burried over looking a river with flowers all around him and that works for me. My aunt had her doberman cremated and she's kept in a box in the house.
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@msqtech (15075)
• United States
4 Jan 07
It is good to remember the good but not the bad
@Empress4 (223)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yea.. the one dog that was cremated is on the bookshelf. I told hubby he should spread her ashes where they hunt.. but he isn't ready yet.
@rebelann (73288)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Jan
The hardest thing to do is to worry about what to do with their bodies. I keep pictures of all my furbabies from over the years.
@msqtech (15075)
• United States
4 Jan 07
last one went to vet to make sure no caontagion but dont know what to do about the next one
@Piratesware (2890)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
hmm...u'r story ver affectionated