Well all our animals that pass...or are sick and they are about to pass (typically we make them a vet appointement to be put down) and i think the vet gives them a shot that makes them go to sleep and they never wake up again ;( Then we have them creamated and we keep their ashes. This way we feel like that they are always there in spirit and will still be in our home. This is making me cry. Well so far we have had 4 cats cremated and 3 dogs. Its just the what we decide for the vet to do . What have you done when your pet has died besides cry alot for weeks (me)?
Seriously you guys, you're gonna make me cry. I have Chopper sitting on my lap as I type and Mollie at my feet and Eli laying on the floor and I don't want to think about them dying ever. When my dog, Hank was sick and drinking water and eating food and puking it right back up and hiding under the stairs, we took him to the vet and he had a tumor on his pancreas, so he had to put him to sleep. That was when I was 11 and we took him home and buried him in the backyard by the garage. When Buddy died we buried him right next to Hank. I think, now that I'm older and have pets of my very own, I'll have them all cremated. The last thing I want is for another dog to come and dig out my late dog's body. Icky!!
I plan on getting Oscar cremated. He is just way too big to bury. Could you just imagine the size of that hole. But I like the cremated thing and he could always sit on my mantle. I hate to even think of the day Oscar leaves us.
i burry all of my little buddies who pass, one time one of my cockateils called jake died in my hands when i was 14, i was sreaming my head of, i took him to the vet that moring, they have him dropes for his eyes, they were watery, i think he died of a bad cold or something, this might sound stupid, but i was talking to him when i sad with him for a few hours, i new he was goin to die, well anyway, i told him TELL me when yoiu are goin to die, you all probably think im crazy, anyway a few second before he died he opened outhis lovely wings 2 times, to me that was him telling me he loved me and that he was telling me he was going to die. im crying now : (
he is buried out in my back garden, oh and my baby Cheeky died a week before my birthday, he was hit by a car and ided instintly, i really miss him. i have had lots and lots of pets and i miss them all, but thse guys were my favourites, i have to admite.
With our dog Chloe, she had a congential defct in her throat that made it nearly impossible for her to eat or drink. After 2 surgeries and about $5000, we had to make a decision. She was four months old and we took her to the vet and had her put to sleep. I had a long talk with her before we went and I took pictures of the two of us the day before. She was a Border Collie/Chow mix. I stayed by her side the entire time, my vet was wonderful. My fiancee' and I decided to let the vets take care of her body. Mostly because of my two little girls, they know what happened to her but I couldn't let them see her body afterwards. After I started working at the shelter, I learned that my shelter picks up the bodies and cremates them. I do not have anything physical of her except her collar and her memory. Chuka, was Chloes sister and we adopted them at the same time. After Chloe was put down, we decided to focus our attention solely on her. We then ended up watching my BIL2B's Doxie and then we also had a foster dog, Diego. And soon, Chuka became restless. We eventually had the doxie go back and we found a home for the foster dog, one week before he was due to be gone, Chuka got out and took off and ran right into the road and was hit by a car. I was home alone with the girls and I ran over to her and cars were just driving around her, she was still alive and howling, she couldn't move her back legs. I went and grabbed her and no one stopped to help me, there was probably 10-12 cars on the road. I took her back and called my fiancee' and the vet. The two vets closest to me would do nothing without payment first so we tried to take her to our regular vet an hour away. We were in the van and I was in back talking to her. I told her alot. I apologized over and over for letting that happen to her. She never made it to the vets office. We went anyway. The vet didn't charge us because he knew us very well and it had only been 5 months since Chloe had been put to sleep. I let the vet take care of her body as well. I miss my girls so very much. I would give anything to have them back. I will put them on Dogster so you can all see them.
*RIP* I love you and I miss you but we will be together again.
Growing up, my parents always buried our pets in the back yard...we no longer live in that house..I wonder if they're still there. Now that I am an adult and have a family of my own, I do the same thing, bury them in the backyard. I have never had to bury a dog of my own, but there is a small animal zoo back there...birds, fish, guinea pigs, hamsters. I used to put stones on top of their graves, but due to weather, animals and kids...they'd never stay where you put it.
We used to have this HUGE goldfish..man he lived for at least 6 years, which is unheard of..anyway he was gigantic and I came home from work one day, the tank was empty, I asked DH about "Molly" and he said "oh yeah, I was going to tell you..I found her belly up, so I took her out of the tank" I said "well, where did you bury her" he pointed towards the bathroom and said "I flushed her" I was SOOO angry about that, actually I was amazed Molly fit down the toilet to begin with, but DH never lives that down! Men!!!
KatzPomDogz, that was so sad. Two of your babies in a 6 month period.
I am taking my Golden to the vet to have him checked out. I think he has cancer of the bones. He can barely get up and has several lumps . He is 14 years old. My sweet Rusty. I know it won't be long for him.
I believe in creamation. For me and for my little friends.
I'm crying thinking about Tako, but he was buried in a favorite spot by his favorite tree (he was a guinea pig) I visit him all the time. Graves are like sancuaries for the souls...thats what I think. I miss him dearly. Shadow was my first dog, Smokey, my first cat, and my other cat, Lcuky, was stolen. I have had a lizard and fish, but nothing wa sharder then coping with Tako dying.
When my Rotty was dying of cancer and we knew it was time, we called up an emergency hospital located in Irvine Ca. that has an animal ambulance that makes house calls for euthanization. They were two of the sweetest guys I have ever met and made a horrible day a little more peaceful. They brought along a veterinarian with them and my doggie was put down on his own bed in his living room where he always had been. He was very peaceful and comfortable right until the very end. It's a very expensive service($850) but sooooo worth it. He was worth every penny. They loaded his body onto a guerney and took him to another hospital there in Irvine that does the cremations. He now sits on my piano in a quiet room. I haven't decided what to do with him next. My molly's ashes are right beside his. Either I will request that they be buried with me, their ashes spread along with mine, or I'll set them free whenever I settle into a permanent home. One with a big grassy yard and trees.