Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
In a lot of states back yard burial is illegal, although I have known plenty of people who have done that anyway.
I've had my pets cremated and kept their ashes. I've told Bub that when I die he can throw all the ashes in with me and burn us all again together then toss me somewhere.
The first pet I had euthanized was so horrible and I had no idea what to do. I decided that yes, I wanted to have him cremated and yes I wanted to keep the ashes. I wanted to sprinkle them in the lake behind Bub's father's house (where we used to live and William loved to fish) but both sides of the family made so much fun of me that I ended up carrying to ashes in the trunk of my car for over a year.
I don't know specifics about FL, but in KY there is a pet cemetary and they sale coffins and have services, etc. One lady had her dog euthanized at our clinic and the man came out and put it in the coffin for her, then we had to wait until she got back with her camera to take some pictures of it. I was kinda grossed out, but I felt sorry for her and understand on some level.
They're your family - you gotta do what you think is right for them and what your conscience will let you deal with. Other options in KY were (our spiel) mass burial with other animals (the city dump) or mass cremations with mass disposal (same thing).
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