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post #31 of 50
While on the subject, you can find urns on the internet to keep the ashes of your loved one in. They are even made in different breeds of cat. Persi may well outlive me but I would get one of the Himalayan Seal Point urns to put his ashes in.
post #32 of 50
I usually will bury, and will always plant something on top of them. The ferals always get catnip on top, and the house cats will either get catnip or a tree. I always plant a tree over the dogs. It's funny, but the catnip planted over the cats always holds a stronger interest to my resident cats than the catnip that isn't over a cat.

I have cremated 3 cats that were very special to me. Hippocrates and Max have normal urns, and Bogart has a very cool urn decorated with cats (they didn't have those when the others died). The urns are on my bookcase.

For the cats that live with me now, I suspect that Stumpy, Scarlett, Muddy and Koko will be cremated. All 4 of them were bottle fed by me for some period of time and I just have a stronger motherly bond with them. It's not that I don't love all of my kids, its just that I love some of them in a different way.
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Cremated, then when i die it's in my will that Rosie, Sophie and Jacks ashes are mixed in with mine, then were going to be scattered in a pet cemetery surrounded by other animals
I love that idea!!!!
post #34 of 50
I made a mistake. After voting, I read the replies and it was a question about your animals and not you.
Well, I buried all of mine and it's comforting to visit their graves once in a while. So burial for the animals and cremation for me.
post #35 of 50
Oh, i thought this was about us, not our cats.

We've never had any of our cats cremated. I suppose for some it's easier to be able to take the ashes with you and such, i would feel too sad having to look at them everyday. The big downside is that we have left behind 4 at one house, and then Jazzy at our other one. I wasn't too attached to the houses but the thought of leaving our babies behind was horrible I think also spending the money on having a whole cremation/ceremony thing is too much. Plus i don't personally think it's a proper goodbye sending your dead baby off to be incinerated with a bunch of strangers, and having the ashes of other animals possibly being in that urn too. I don't trust it or like it. But that's just how i feel, i'm not judging others.

Even though they're physically gone, the thought of them being alone freaks me out. I never thought we'd move house. The one where 4 of our kitties are buried we lived in for 19 years, the next one only less than 2 and i never, ever thought Jazzy would die at such a young age. Had i foreseen these things, maybe i would have done something different.

We didn't have any tomb stones or anything, just markers, of course whoever moved into our other house a year ago probably doesn't realise what a circle of stones with flowers on it is in a garden I just hope the garden's been looked after so my baby can rest in peace. I did buy a little cat statue and had it on her grave up until we moved, i brought it with me and it's been sitting in a special corner of the garden near my bedroom since.

When the inevitable happens with Charlie (mind you he is healthy and only turning 10 next month, so many years to go i hope) i think i want to plant a tree for him and do something special. Though i've put no thought into it because i can't imagine how i'll be when it happens. He's the only one who i've ever picked and named to be my baby, all the others (though i loved them) were mums or dads. I'm so attached to him

I know it's a personal choice, but the thought of having my baby becoming a shell and stuffed to sit in the house, i could never, ever deal with that. *shudders*
post #36 of 50
My mom had our cats Mag & Battery cremated. They are in two little decorative boxes next to her bed with their collars over them. My dad had my German Shepherd cremated, she sits in a gold canister above his computer.

We got Tigger cremated when she passed, and is in a decorative faux marble cat urn. We also had Monte cremated and is in a type of metal cat-shaped urn. (And the mini-urn my grandpa is in sits between them. We had split him up between family members).

I like having the little urns around to be able to look at. It feels sort of like they are still here with me.
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by MonaxLisa View Post
I selected the havent decided option before I read your post and realized it was about cats and not people
I dont think I'd like to have my pets cremated. Burial would be my preference.

Me too! I thought it was about people. In Illinois pets can now be buried/cremated with their "person". Kind of a nice idea.
post #38 of 50

My cat died 10/12/12,less than 2 days ago[as of this post date]

I had to chose burial or cremation ,i cold have gone either way. Felt good and bad,bad and good with either decision

 

I went with cremation as i did not have a good burial place for her in my yard, ,i dont like my neighborhood,she didnt

either---she spent 99.99999 of 12 years inside.

 

I got a question: i paid my vet for the cremation,which i believe will be done elsewhere.  How do i know i wont get

scammed? Get another cat's ashes or ashes not even a cat?  If they mixed up cat ashes and my cat went to

someone else. Although i would not mind cherishing someone's else cat,as i know someone else would cherish mind


Edited by empirefalls - 10/13/12 at 4:47pm
post #39 of 50

When I lived in a house with a yard, I buried my pets.  Living in an apartment that is not possible.  My cats have been creamated. I have chosen to not keep their ashes.  However, one of my cats that accidentally died, tragically, is buried at a friend's farm under a lovely tree.

 

For me?   Creamation followed by burial in my Mother's grave plot.

 

My arrangements are already made and paid for. I did that while I was in my 20's, so I wouldn't end up being a burden on my family when the time comes.  Even the "wake" (an after service tea), is paid for.
 

post #40 of 50

All my cats are buried in my garden, but we are running out of places to bury them, as our garden is not so big.

So we may have to cremate next time.

But it feels good to have them rest in their favourite spots in the garden.

post #41 of 50

My last 3 pets I went with the group cremation. I think that It is not such a bad thing to be burried with all the other loved pets. 

post #42 of 50

We went with private cremation for Deli and got one of these with her picture, dates and a caption. We'll do this for all our kitties.

 

http://www.mainelyurns.com/black-granite-cube-pet-cremation-urn-with-engraved-photo.html

 

When the time comes, those who've passed already will be buried with us.

post #43 of 50
Cremation will be my choice. I already have whiskers, fur and a few toenails to save with the ashes. Then he can be mixed with me when my time comes. I kept the whiskers, etc because of concerns about getting Taboo's true ashes....
post #44 of 50
I have buried nine cats in my backyard, seven of them were dead on the side of the road and two were recently pts due to FELV (they showed up at a colony a friend of mine has. Both were badly injured in fights, so we had them tested. They were so sick, it was more humane to put them to sleep.). After I buried the found ones, I always posted flyers, hoping to find their owners. Never got responses.

For my own cats, it is definitely cremation.
post #45 of 50

I agree about cremation. We had 3 cats cremated that we had from 1986 and they passed away in 2000, 2005, 2006. That way they are always with you. They meant the world to us and still do. We now have 5 kitties (indoor only). It is so hard to lose a pet and it never gets easier. I might add that Mommie and Boots that died in 2005 and 2006 were 20 and 21 years old so we had them a long time.

post #46 of 50

Is it too weird if my cat dies before I do, to have my cats ashes buried with me n my casket ? Bella is like a daughter,always there loving,sweet etc... My grandson says I'm too crazy for my cats and calls me the cat lady. Yeah right, they have had alot more cats at one time then I  ever had.  agree.gif

post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by Subvet642 View Post

We went with private cremation for Deli and got one of these with her picture, dates and a caption. We'll do this for all our kitties.

 

http://www.mainelyurns.com/black-granite-cube-pet-cremation-urn-with-engraved-photo.html

 

When the time comes, those who've passed already will be buried with us.

159.00 is a good price for this urn.

post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post

While on the subject, you can find urns on the internet to keep the ashes of your loved one in. They are even made in different breeds of cat. Persi may well outlive me but I would get one of the Himalayan Seal Point urns to put his ashes in.

I like your profile pic.

post #49 of 50

Group cremation.  I can not stand to bring home a cat to bury(recently had to bring one home as the group cremation was outragious compared to my local vet) I also would not know what to do with over a dozen private urns. If I had 1 cat at a time I would do the private cremation I have buried kittens in past and it bothers me to much.  I move the found ones that are passed from being hit to grass and call animal control-they will pick them up and have the info in case someone comes looking for the cat/kitten.
 

post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by dejolane View Post

Is it too weird if my cat dies before I do, to have my cats ashes buried with me n my casket ? Bella is like a daughter,always there loving,sweet etc... Thunder is my husband's cat .My grandson says I'm too crazy for my cats and calls me the cat lady. Yeah right, they have had alot more cats at one time then I  ever had.  agree.gif

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