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What have you done with your pets that have passed?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Rabbi, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    I am not facing this, just curious.

    I know what it is like to have a powerful bond with an Animal and to know the love and joys of a good buddy. One of the worst parts of it all is they dont live very long.

    What are some of the things you have done with the remains or to commemorate a pet that has passed?
     

  2. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    handle it privately
     
  3. WFBont7

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    My pets have a burial spot in my yard. My work dogs are creamated and have a spot in my office.
     
  4. Caver 60

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    Probably not what you want to hear, but when I lived in the city, I just dug a hole in the back yard, put them in, and covered it up. Never gave it a second thought.

    Now that I live in the country on many acres, I put them on the tractor carry all, take them back to a back corner of the woods and dump them. The crows/buzzards/coyotes make quick work of them.

    Then I go down to the pound and get a replacement.
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    dude seriously , WTF !!
     
  6. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    Our first cat we had cremated a number of years ago; I think I was still in Jr.H.S. at the time. That was very hard. Her urn is still sitting on a shelf outside my father's office at my parent's house, with a picture of her. She was very old (about 18), and I didn't have it in me to go to her euthenization.

    Our second cat, one of two (siblings), Basky, was put to sleep, and we let the Vet cremate her as they pleased. Also very hard. I don't know if I can go to the vet when it's time to put down her sibling, Cleo (she's pushing 16-17 years). It will be very hard.
     
  7. yellolab

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    Ouch that's tough
     
  8. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    Cats get buried and something planted. Dogs get cremated and the ashes buried, again with a shrub, small tree etc nearby. Not maudlin about it but don't discard them like trash either.

    On the other hand our house is very old, pre 1900, post 1865 not really sure. At one time a very old gentleman owned the house and lived here alone. When his dog died he tried to buy a casket from the local funeral home, across the street. The owner declined thinking it was not something he wanted to get involved in. So the old gent just went to the next town over, bought his casket and buried his dog in the side yard. He, or she I never heard which, is buried about 20 feet from where I am sitting, just outside the living room window.
     
  9. rockabillyrider

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    They are all buried in the back yard. Everytime I cut the grass I say hi and tell them how much I miss them. Maybe that's the reason why my lawn looks so nice.
     
  10. Radam3

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    Just had my cat put down earlier this month. Took her body home (actually to my parents house) and buried her under a tree I had planted when I was in elementary school. Made a nice little rock cross to mark the spot.

    All of our other animals have been buried in our own little "pet cemetery." A small garden next to my parents garage. (Which was now to the point where its "full" and I didn't want to risk digging up an old pet to bury this one. Hence why she got a new location)
     
  11. ColdSteelNail

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    We have had a few cats pass away over the years. Our vet has a cremation service. Their ashes are scattered in the woods behind our house where they used to run around and do whatever it is cats do.
     
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    Cremation. The last two dogs we lost both died in February. Digging holes in the ground in Iowa in February is a no-go.
     
  13. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I bury them in the back yard.
     
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    Have a LONG pet cemetery along the back fence.
     
  16. Gregoire G

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    Cremation. I have his ashes in a cedar box with his name on it. He was a cat. Cold comfort but I still have him with me in a way.
     
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    Private cremation; remains returned to me and kept with other pets who have gone before.
     
  18. G-34

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    seriously dude, no disrespect but that is really being a cold hearted hardass
     
  19. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Our oldest Irish Setter (Max) was donated to the University of Maryland for forensic tests.

    Our second Irish Setter (Clancy) was cremated.

    We are having more medical issues with our English Springer Spaniel (Russell).
    We may have to put him down.
    I don't want to think about what we'll have to do.

    This ESS has brought so much joy to this home.