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post #31 of 49
We've buried all of our cats on our property as well.
post #32 of 49
I buried tom in our backyard and planted a light blue orchidea.
Tom had a green and a blue eye, the leafs of the plant represent his green eye and the flower represented his other eye.
post #33 of 49
All my cats and 3 of the dogs are buried on my folks' property, except for Sandie, whom I rescued, and she is here on our place. It is very comforting for me to have their final resting places nearby. Unfortunately, my horses and my "very, very bestest" dog, Tasha, had to be taken to the county landfill. the horses, for some reason doesn't bother me as much as Tasha does, because she was so very close to me, the family, the cats (she was foster mom to some of them) and the only reason that I couldn't place her at home was because I'd hurt my neck in a car accident, and couldn't dig the spot and couldn't find anyone willing to do it for me (Tasha was a 100+ lb. White German Shepard/Husky who could put her front paws on my shoulder and look me in the eye and I'm almost 5'2"! )
By the way, condolences on your loss of Phil.
post #34 of 49
Our 21 year old cat, Ralphy died at home, resting peacefully on his blanket. We buried him at home in the yard because that's where he's always lived and that's where he belonged. He loved the yard so much and now he is there forever. Our dog that passed about 2 years ago was put to sleep after having a stroke. Her 16th birthday had just passed and it was almost Christmas, but we knew it was only right to let her go, so that's what we did and we had her cremated at the vet's office.
post #35 of 49
I had Pandora, my first cat to pass, cremated because I lived in an apartment at the time.

Since then, I decided to do the same with my cat Macumba and my dog Greta.

We don't plan to remain in this house long-term, and the soil in our yard is not deep enough to bury an animal properly. Plus I've decided I like having them in the house with me.

I put each pet's ashes (they come in a bag inside the box or urn from the crematory) into a decorative wooden box, along with some mementos from each pet - a photo, a collar, a poem, etc.

I prefer the look of the boxes in the living room rather than urns, and it's nice to be able to open the box and hold the mementos sometimes and remember my sweet RB pet.
post #36 of 49
our 1st cat, doc, was very ill. we had to have him put down, I went to work, my husband took doc to the vet. when i got off. I pulled up at our house, Marvin was carving doc's name on a wooden cross he had made. He looked at me and said, "I have lost my own father, but I believe this is the hardiest thing I have ever done!" we both cried, as we set the cross at doc's grave. Marvin said, "Nothing will be able to ever get to him, I took one of my boot boxes, I wrapped doc in a towel, put him in the box, then I duct-taped it one way and then back the other way." We had 3 others after doc, there was rags, righes, buddy, they are all buried at the house we lived in for 10 yrs.
I wouldn't do any thing differently! I will always bury my cats, my son and i were coming home a couple of months ago, and on our rode was a stray, he had been hit and was dead. We went home, got some gloves, and plastic bags and went back, loaded him up and brought him home and buried him!
post #37 of 49
We creamated Tracii Guns.

The clinic that did it for us even sent us flowers.
post #38 of 49
My Lucy passed on and was cremated in January. That is the law here in Spain.
post #39 of 49
I have had so many cats in my lifetime...Most of them are buried in my backyard...But when my 16 year old cat and my best friend since I was justa baby passed on we got her cremated...I guess a part of me didn't want to let go and have her become another good memory..Plus I feared leaving her behind...There were so many conflicting emotions at the time it was hard to even come to a decision. We kept the urn and the ashes and keep her close to us always..Maybe someday, when I find a special spot for her, I will lay the ahes to rest, but right now..I'm still searching for that place and my heart is unable to let go of the only tangible thing I have left of her
post #40 of 49
We just PTS my eldest cat Blondie on April 13th. She was very anxious and sick alot so my Parents decided it was time. She was around 13 years old.

I wanted to have her cremated and to keep her ashes in an urn. My mother said it was sick and bordered on idolatry. She wouldn't hear of it. So, we buried her in my parents backyard (away from the other three cats, Lily, Daisy, and Daphne who are buried behind the fir tree line on the property line). Blondie got her own special spot in the yard. After, I planted a daffadil plant over her grave and placed a special marker there.

I don't live with my parents so I won't be affected if they sell the house and move. I just find it hard to believe that she is gone right now

R.I.P Dear, sweet Blondie 10/93---04/13/06

post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by carwashcats
our 1st cat, doc, was very ill. we had to have him put down, I went to work, my husband took doc to the vet. when i got off. I pulled up at our house, Marvin was carving doc's name on a wooden cross he had made. He looked at me and said, "I have lost my own father, but I believe this is the hardiest thing I have ever done!" we both cried, as we set the cross at doc's grave. Marvin said, "Nothing will be able to ever get to him, I took one of my boot boxes, I wrapped doc in a towel, put him in the box, then I duct-taped it one way and then back the other way." !
I was actually doing really good reading these stories & not crying until I read this story. Very touching!!
post #42 of 49
We put Sassy in a small box and buried her in my grandparent's backyard next to their old dog that passed away a long time ago. We even planted flowers in front of her grave.

R.I.P Sassy.
post #43 of 49
i had our bradley cremated, i wanted him to be here with us and safe. i have read horrible things about what happens to pet after they are gone and i didnt want my little man to go through that. it wasnt cheap but worth every penny. i think i would have rather have been able to bury him in a special place, but apartment living doesnt give you that option. all in all i am very happy with my choice and feel that he was treated with the most respect possible. and i get to say hi to him everyday.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by Rang_27
I was actually doing really good reading these stories & not crying until I read this story. Very touching!!
I know! I cry after reading them too! Thanks for your response, sorry it made you cry! I am crying as I type this too! carwashcats Monique
post #45 of 49
Tucson is sitting right beside me in his urn. I still don't know what to do with his ashes. Maybe when I find the right place to scatter him, I will do that. My other animals have all been buried in the backyard. We have a very old lilac and it serves as the marker for my animals' graves.
post #46 of 49
When my cat Sally passed away, my family and I buried her on our property.
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post #47 of 49
I have all my past kitties and doggies burried in my yard. My first cat, Sassy, still has her cross up. She died in 98. And my chow, Cujo, that I had for 14 yrs lays in a grave lined in rocks and a cross(he died in 02). The hardest thing was looking at a dog you grew up with, and having to throw dirt over him. I'll never have a pet to fill that void.

You're in no way weird for doing that though...bringing them home to lay them to rest that is.
post #48 of 49
Most of our dogs and cats are buried in the back yard of our previous house (we just moved). When we buried the first cat there (Little Mom), we planted catnip over her and that plant has thrived and spread over the years. The other cats are mostly buried near by. We are going back to dig up some of that catnip and bring it to our new house. I figure that the cats have put life into that plant and by bringing it with us we are bringing some of their life with us.

We have had 3 cats cremated and put in urns over the years: the first love of my life (as an adult) Hippocrates. The first love of my husband and my married life Max, and my best buddy Bogart (my avatar). These were closer to me than most and I couldn't bury them somewhere when I knew someday I'd move from them. Their urns are in my china cabinet next to the family heirlooms.

My husband and I learned the hard way when we buried our 85 pound dog Jethro that you need to wrap them in a towel, blanket or place them in a box. It is simply impossible to place dirt over their bodies directly. He and I have never cried so hard and hysterically in our lives than the moment we tried to cover his body. I recall kneeling on the ground near his grave and blinding shoving dirt on top of him because we were crying so hard we couldn't see what we were doing. When we lost Tyler a few years later, it was easier after we wrapped him in his blanket.
post #49 of 49
My little abyssinian Tommy was wrapped in deer hide, and my husband added sage for protection. Tommy was given a indian cerimony by a friend of ours. I planted a huge garden that year, and asked Tommy to watch over it. Our garden was huge that year! It was such a success, everything turned out, and grew huge!! I had giant pumpkins, squash, and tons of corn!! Tommy's magic was in that garden that year! I planted Lavender over his grave.

Bubba my sweet boy was cremated. He was my best friend. I know he is in a good place, his ashes are all I have left of him, and I can't let him go right now.
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