The fact that pet cremation isn’t legal in many states is a huge reason why we choose to do it ourselves. While our love for dogs is obvious, our love for the memory of our pets is deeper than that. We are in a much more loving relationship with our pets than we are with ourselves. We know that one of the most important things that we can do for our pet(s) is to create a world-class memorial for them.
When I was first programming a pet cremation, my mentor told me that his pet was going to be “the best person alive today”. I was thrilled, and so was myself. It was just what I needed to create a world-class memorial.
I was working on a pet cremation for my dog, Bonny, and I thought that my dog would be the best person alive today. I was ecstatic, and so was I. I was so wrong.
I’m not sure how much of the grief and anger and frustration and grief and anger that I feel for the death of a pet is due to the fact that we don’t have a world-class memorial for them. But I do think that one of the reasons why we have so much grief and anger and frustration is that the pet’s body has been burned, and now it’s being used as a hot water tank. So it’s no longer a person.
And for that, we don’t get a nice memorial for our beloved pets. Instead, we get funeral homes that claim to be trying to make up for that loss by cremating the bodies of the dead pets, and that’s so sad. And even worse, they get to take them home and dump them in a dumpster.
We were lucky to have the last of our beloved pets be cremated in a pet crematory that actually worked. But what’s sadder is that now we’re stuck with pet crematories that don’t work. I mean, I know there are other things that we can do with pet bodies, but surely we can do better than that.
In regards to our current situation, I don’t know what’s going on with some people.
Well, if you ask me, they are probably looking for a way to take a pet corpse and dump it in a dumpster somewhere. The sad part about that is that there is no one who will take it in the first place. Its only a matter of time before someone does decide to make that happen. Maybe then we can finally, finally get rid of those poor pets.
That’s all a little bit of an overreaction. We can do a lot of things with the pet corpse of a pet that no one (and I mean, no one) would even think to do with a body of a human. We can bury the pet body in a grave and then just leave it there for a while, or we can use it to make paper airplanes that will land on your lawn without making you look like a moron.
With all of this talk of pets, I suppose it’s not really surprising that there are plenty of people out there who want to make a pet crematory. But I just can’t see it.