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Old 10-14-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Did you bury your dog in your yard or cremate your best friend.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Did you bury your dog in your yard or cremate your best friend.
Neither.

She was too big for me to bury in our yard and I had no interest in her ashes. Guess that sounds callous to some but to me, ashes are just that---ashes. Before she died, I trimmed off a bunch of her fur and, when I'm ready, I'm going to sprinkle that around our favorite hiking places.

I guess I'm just odd that way. I don't even care what my kids do with my remains.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I have never cremated one. I've buried some in my yard; others, I've let the vet take care of the body. I know those get buried in a mass grave somewhere. Like atina said, some of mine have been too big to drag around.

I once told my SIL I wanted my own self cremated and sprinkled in my garden. I'll never know.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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All of my dogs have been buried at my mom's house. I have five there now. It is my childhood home and seemed like the most permanent place.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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Neither.

She was too big for me to bury in our yard and I had no interest in her ashes. Guess that sounds callous to some but to me, ashes are just that---ashes. Before she died, I trimmed off a bunch of her fur and, when I'm ready, I'm going to sprinkle that around our favorite hiking places.

I guess I'm just odd that way. I don't even care what my kids do with my remains.

So what happened to your dogs remains.

I for one had my dog privately cremated.
Not something I realize everyone would want.
I would have preferred to bury her in the garden but she was too big.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Sorry, my answer was a little unclear. I left her at the vet's office and she was probably cremated in a mass cremation.

I know this might sound odd to some but I don't have any interest in ashes; to me she was a living breathing animal. Her ashes would have meant nothing to me. I loved her (and still do) as she was---alive. Having her ashes around would be too symbolic of her death.

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So what happened to your dogs remains.

I for one had my dog privately cremated.
Not something I realize everyone would want.
I would have preferred to bury her in the garden but she was too big.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Both were cremated.
our dobie passed last Easter Sunday.
We wrapped him in a blanket and took him to a huge pet cemetery/crematorium
That same day.
What a horrible ride home. My hubby could not contain himself.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Vet took him to be cremated.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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When the time comes (and that day is getting ever closer) we will cremate. We have a very nice head stone shaped urn picked out. It will get customized, etc.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay & Diamond Head
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PeeWee cremated in Vegas. PeaNut and Lucky cremated on the same day in SF. Lucky was dad's dog inherited with dad. Beau cremated in Vegas (Dad's second dog). Devil Dog (Dee Dee) cremated in SF. Dad cremated in Vegas. All ashes will be dispersed in the water off Diamond Head this next year.
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