I have a friend who just passed away a few weeks ago. She was a devoted mother to her fur children. She once told me that she was going to be buried in a pet cemetary with all of the remains of her beloved pets who went before her. I didn't actually believe that there was a place that would allow you to do so but in California there is. So that is where she is buried. Now I have been thinking about it for myself.
Wow! You can actually be buried with your pets? I want to be buried there! I know I wouldn't want to be buried where dead people suround me... it grosses me out. I think that that's an awesome idea.
P.S. I'm truly, really sorry about your friend. When I went into elementary school, the first friend I made was actually an adult. We used to do a bunch of stuff together and I would help her take care of her garden, her pets... she was typically my mom until one day when I went to school, everybody told me she had died. She was 50 years old. I know how it feels and I haven't gotten over it yet even though it was a long time ago... sorry.
when i die i know that all the animals i have had in my life will be in the casket with me. i wasn't aware that humans could be buried in pet cemetaries. if that is possible i would have to give that some more thought.
when i call to make dozers arrangements i am going to ask the place i take him and see if that is a possibility . for some reason i think it is illegal here for health/environment reasons but i will find out for sure.
I know thst there is a people cemetery in Key West and I remeber seeing one family's plot had the family's dogs and cats buried near to the owner owner. My own Wlll states that my first dog's ahes are to be buried with me.
I know this is off topic (my sympathy about your friend mauri), but please remember when your beloved companion animals pass away to see to it yourself that they are either buried or cremated. It will be an extra charge, but don't let your vet (etc.) tell you "they'll take care of it." Many vets and animal shelters still contract to companies that sell dead animals to rendering plants where your dear companions end up in livestock and pet food. (Meat meal anyone?) Just a FYI.
No apology necessary anothermauri, but it's kind of you to apologize just the same.
Unfortunately, death of both pets and people can be upsetting and depressing, but it's something that we all have to face in our lives. Often it helps to share the experience as part of the grieving process, and can help our healing, as well.
I know the place that Scout is talking about it is absolutley beautiful and very well taken care of. I have 2 horses buried there. I do not believe Jersey allows humans to be buried with pets but I have often commented I wanted to be buried there. As for the dogs and cats they are buried in my yard, I have built a Japanese garden complete with a water falls and all for them. My wife finds it the most relaxing place to sit in the yard with the sound of the water falls. Who would have figured the pets that have given us so much pleasure when they were alive would continue giving us pleasure in their death.