Pet Funerals: a Sign of Confused Times
May 19, 2008 Leave a comment
Most everyone has had a pet at some point in their lives, thus most everyone has had to deal with the death of a pet.
Growing up we had cats, and we lost a couple of them. We did what most people out in the sticks do: you dig a hole, put the carcass in a shoebox, say a few words and bury it.
Apparently things have progressed way beyond that, at least according to this,
Pet-Only Funeral Home Opens In Fla.
Not surprising given the confusion of many a pet owner (some would never call themselves ‘owners’) regarding the fact that pets are not people.
I know an owner who has said that she cares more about her dogs than others care about their children, her reasoning? She spends more money on her dogs than people do on her children.
Yes, because money is ultimately what determines value.
Back to the story, this quote needs no further commentary,
“We started the business because I don’t have two-legged children,” Pet Angel Memorial owner Colleen Ellis said. “All I have is four-legged children and I wanted her treated in the same way as the human funeral business, which is the business I come from.”