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Posted: 12/16/2010 7:51:38 PM EDT
what do yall do with pets that die? big pets like a dog or a cat; something you can't flush down a toilet.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:53:00 PM EDT
[#1]
Why?  Did that funny looking cat in your avatar kick the bucket?

Cremation is an option, or burrial in the yard (dig deep though)
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:53:19 PM EDT
[#2]
I buried my dog in the backyard, under the window in my office.  A couple of people suggested cremation, but I just didn't like the idea of strangers handling him, I'd rather do it myself.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:53:51 PM EDT
[#3]
Taxidermy.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:53:53 PM EDT
[#4]
Bury them.

My mom had a chihuahua creamated.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:54:00 PM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
what do yall do with pets that die? big pets like a dog or a cat; something you can't flush down a toilet.[/quote]

Don't know until you try


Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:54:02 PM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:54:49 PM EDT
[#7]
just curious.  i've had a few dogs in my youth, but never had one in my adulthood (im 24 right now with a 7 year old dog).  some ran away, another was stolen (i think), a couple were given away, one rottweiler bitch was hit by a van and my grandma scoooped it up and put it in the trash can (happened when i was in kindergarten or so)
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:57:38 PM EDT
[#8]
Pooky and Sophie  (both felines) were cremated.  We have their ashes at home.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:57:42 PM EDT
[#9]
I had my dog cremated.  I have I guess what amounts to a little shrine to her here in my house.  



Down the road, when I finally kick-off, I've left instructions that she's to be placed in the casket with me.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:57:50 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
Taxidermy.




Roy Rogers had Trigger stuffed.

Brought 266,500 at a Christie's auction.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:58:45 PM EDT
[#11]
funeral pyre
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:59:02 PM EDT
[#12]
I have a farm fence that is dotted with the graves of pets.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:00:46 PM EDT
[#13]
creamated and let loose to the open
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:05:51 PM EDT
[#14]
Dinner pic
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:06:56 PM EDT
[#15]
Wife's family have a ranch nearby.  Big pets make a last road trip and end up buried under a nice oak where it's pretty.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:11:41 PM EDT
[#16]
I've always buried them. What else would you do with them?
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:12:30 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
Taxidermy.


There's a Bar called Bills Place in Little Orleans, MD that I've been to. When the owners favorite rabbit dog died, he had it mounted and displayed it in the bar.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:14:14 PM EDT
[#18]
Taxidermist...
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:14:21 PM EDT
[#19]
A week ago, I buried my 18 y/o cat next to the spot outside where he liked to sit in the screen porch.



It had to be the saddest fucking thing I've ever done.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:18:30 PM EDT
[#20]
We've got 16 acres with 4 pets buried in various places so front yard, back yard and in the woods.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:18:34 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
A week ago, I buried my 18 y/o cat next to the spot outside where he liked to sit in the screen porch.

It had to be the saddest fucking thing I've ever done.


Very sorry for your loss.  It sucks.  I know.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:19:25 PM EDT
[#22]
Cremation. It's not very expensive.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:26:01 PM EDT
[#23]
Creamated when I had to put my boxer down.

Buried my wife's dog since she was little.  We have a dog cematary at the ranch that has all the family pets complete with welded grave markers.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:28:09 PM EDT
[#24]
I was stuck taking care of a friend's two Himalayan cats for a few months and one died a few days before he and his wife came home. I told his wife I'd handle all the "arrangements." Into a shoe box and a quick trip to the dumpster and that was that.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:28:49 PM EDT
[#25]
bury/yard
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:30:17 PM EDT
[#26]
Your local vet will take care of that for you.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:31:12 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Creamated when I had to put my boxer down.
Buried my wife's dog since she was little.  We have a dog cematary at the ranch that has all the family pets complete with welded grave markers.
Quoted:
I was stuck taking care of a friend's two Himalayan cats for a few months and one died a few days before he and his wife came home. I told his wife I'd handle all the "arrangements." Into a shoe box and a quick trip to the dumpster and that was that.

two posters from tx with such different responses!  i'm a houston suburb dweller with no ranch so perhaps i'd be more inclinded to take geegee's cold blooded route


Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:37:35 PM EDT
[#28]
We have a small amount of acreage.   So I just find a nice spot near where the pet used to like to lay at and try to bury them there.  Seems like a nice thing to do for a loyal pet.

Then I put a big log or rock on top to keep the opossums from digging it up.  Fucking nasty to see a hole in the ground and a full possum come out of your dead dogs grave.  
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:40:36 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Creamated when I had to put my boxer down.
Buried my wife's dog since she was little.  We have a dog cematary at the ranch that has all the family pets complete with welded grave markers.
Quoted:
I was stuck taking care of a friend's two Himalayan cats for a few months and one died a few days before he and his wife came home. I told his wife I'd handle all the "arrangements." Into a shoe box and a quick trip to the dumpster and that was that.

two posters from tx with such different responses!  i'm a houston suburb dweller with no ranch so perhaps i'd be more inclinded to take geegee's cold blooded route



I was living in Houston when I did it.  

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:43:15 PM EDT
[#30]
damn us city slickers have no shame
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:43:52 PM EDT
[#31]



Quoted:


just curious.  i've had a few dogs in my youth, but never had one in my adulthood (im 24 right now with a 7 year old dog).  some ran away, another was stolen (i think), a couple were given away, one rottweiler bitch was hit by a van and my grandma scoooped it up and put it in the trash can (happened when i was in kindergarten or so)


Jesus, man.  Look after your pets!  



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:48:04 PM EDT
[#32]
How timely...I just got inside from burying the family cat.

Not sure what to tell my boys in the morning...my 4 year old made the cat something for Christmas at school.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:55:19 PM EDT
[#33]
Luckily we have a backhoe so we put them down 3 or 4 feet so things don't try and dig them up. My dad has buried maybe 10 dairy cows for the one neighbor in a field. He stopped doing it because sometimes they were so rotten he would almost throw up even in the cab of the tractor.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:55:55 PM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:

Quoted:
just curious.  i've had a few dogs in my youth, but never had one in my adulthood (im 24 right now with a 7 year old dog).  some ran away, another was stolen (i think), a couple were given away, one rottweiler bitch was hit by a van and my grandma scoooped it up and put it in the trash can (happened when i was in kindergarten or so)

Jesus, man.  Look after your pets!  
 


my dog is a better being than i am. my jindo bitch princess.  

damn leaky. sorry to hear about the pet :(  sounds tough that ur kid made your pet a present
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:57:12 PM EDT
[#35]
Quoted:
How timely...I just got inside from burying the family cat.

Not sure what to tell my boys in the morning...my 4 year old made the cat something for Christmas at school.


Very sorry.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:58:40 PM EDT
[#36]
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:58:42 PM EDT
[#37]
Quoted:
Quoted:
How timely...I just got inside from burying the family cat.

Not sure what to tell my boys in the morning...my 4 year old made the cat something for Christmas at school.


Very sorry.

Same. That's pretty sad.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:09:53 PM EDT
[#38]
my first puppy was put under when dying painfully of cancer. She was cremated.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:11:39 PM EDT
[#39]
I have a thing for rescuing elder German Shepherds from bad homes or from adoption places. This started when my ex wife stole my two GSDs I raised from pups during our divorce.

My first rescue GSD, Sarah, was about 13 years old when I got her (12 hour drive just to get her). She had dual hip replacements but still had significant problems with her hind legs. She also have had a stroke a couple years earlier and walked sideways and held her head crooked. She was absolutely the best dog I have ever owned. I loved her to pieces and just having her for a short time made a huge impact on my life. Sadly, three weeks after I got her something ruptured inside her and she started bleeding very badly. I had to have her put down. Probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Bawled like a baby throughout the entire process, the 30 minute drive home and the hour to dig her grave in my backyard. And pretty much anytime I thought about her for the next month. She has a well marked grave on my half acre lot which I still go and visit every now and then.

The second GSD I adopted was 8 or 9 named Sadie. Even at such a young age she had very bad hips and got progressively worse over the ~7 months I had her. When I felt she was in too much pain to enjoy life, and after trying just about every kind of pain medication and steroid shots the vet had to offer, I grilled her a large filet migon before the final drive to the vet. She was a great dog that I loved, but nothing like Sarah. I would have buried Sadie right next to Sarah except Sadie absolutely hated other animals, so I buried her in the front yard in the opposite second of my lot.

So my answer is both.


My current rescue GSD is named Kesi and is 7. She is very sprightly and in good health. She should be here for a long time.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:17:01 PM EDT
[#40]



Quoted:


I bury them on the farm.  I make a "tomb" by digging a nice hole, putting the carcass in, then covering with two 60# bags of Sakrete.  I smooth it, add water, then put a number of quarters on top, all with the current year's date, heads up.  That will give people something to talk about in a thousand years when they excavate the site.  


Great. Now in a 1,000 years they're going to dig up your dog and think we were all a bunch of backward dog worshiping morons. Congratulations, you've single handedly erased all of our achievements in the eyes of our progeny.



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:28:19 PM EDT
[#41]
Bury them out in the woods.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:41:41 PM EDT
[#42]
Either bury in back yard or cremate.  We generally bury the little/cheap pets, but dogs and cats (long-lived and loved ones) we cremate.

Hate on it, but they're family, too.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:43:42 PM EDT
[#43]
Do you have a garden or somewhere you'd like to place a garden in the future?  Bury the animal there.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:43:51 PM EDT
[#44]
My last three dogs I've taken to the vet to be cremated. They all were over 60 pounds and I didn't want to dig that big of a hole. When my westie goes, I'll probably dig his hole. The frog, guinea pig and bird my son had were buried in appropriate places.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:44:38 PM EDT
[#45]
Quoted:
I bury them on the farm.  I make a "tomb" by digging a nice hole, putting the carcass in, then covering with two 60# bags of Sakrete.  I smooth it, add water, then put a number of quarters on top, all with the current year's date, heads up.  That will give people something to talk about in a thousand years when they excavate the site.  


They're going to wonder what occult religion you were attempting to worship.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:46:30 PM EDT
[#46]
I'm thinking of getting my current dog freeze dried when he passes
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:50:22 PM EDT
[#47]
Our last two are sitting on the bookcase in the living room
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:52:42 PM EDT
[#48]
we kept the ashes of our puppy, the vet had a cremation done and sent the ashes in a fairly decent looking urn so we kept them since we move a lot.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 10:07:21 PM EDT
[#49]
cremation.  





whichever of us dies first will take the ashes with us to the grave.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 10:13:59 PM EDT
[#50]
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