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KBeezy
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Bury your dog or cremate?


My mix breed lab is 17 years old. He has lived a long time, and to me, seems still pretty damned strong for his age

He has athritis bad, doesn't see or hear as well as he used to, and he doesn't quite eat as heartily.

But the dude still has fun and climbs up on the couch next to me and even in bed at night. He still loves playing outside despite his limp, and even whipped some Great Dane arse last week when the Dane threatened my other dog (2 year old pug.)

He still seems to have plenty of life in him in my eyes, but my girl said I might be too biased to make a good decision on him.

I give him pain meds everyday for the arthritis, just some mild anti inflammatory I think, and on days I don't, it doesn't seem to affect him much differently walking around without the medication.








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KBeezy
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Anyway, I know there will come a time, and I want to have my plan of action when that time comes.

I have two options: bury him or cremate him.

Cremate him and urn the ashes to keep with me always or bury him on the land I hunt.

The land is my best friend's land in north Louisiana. He told me a couple of years ago when it is time I am welcome to bring him there. It is his family's land, and thousands of acres with a lake and a river running through part of the property.


There is no risk of losing the land or anything, as his grandfather, grandmother, and father are actually buried in a private area on that same property (of course my dog will not be anywhere near their plot.)

But, I have heard leaving the body is much harder than the actually putting down of the dog. A friend told me he wishes he hadn't and that he will never take that route again.

An urn would be nice to have with me when I wanted, but I think it would also be nice to put him on such a beautiful piece of property and visit him when I go up there is what would be truly private and personal moments.


So I need some advice, first on how will I know it is time? And what is your opinion on cremation vs burial?

Thanks






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CHEDBALLZ
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Cremate and spread his ashes on the property. Keep a little bit of his ashes in vial and hang it around a nice pic of him. Sorry to hear about your friend.





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kywildcatfanone
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When our last dogs died, we cremated them and buried their ashes under a tree we planted in the yard. I also had small flat stones made with their names on them (not head stones), and placed them on either side of the tree. This was in a corner of our yard.
They were great dogs and deserved it IMO.






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PresidentialPerch
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My wife had our Lab cremated when she died tragically on us, lots of people do it.





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Contender54
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Bury the dog.

Digging the hole does 2 things:
1. It makes you too tired to dwell on the loss; and
2. It gives you closure.







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Chris4x4gill2
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I have always buried mine. My wife gets one of those stepping stone kits from hobby lobby before they die. Puts their paw print and the tag from their collar on it with their name and we have them around the yard / garden.





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FISH N TIGER
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I have always just buried my pets, the thought of burning something i loved just seems strange to me,so i say just bury.

And as for your dog, that's awesome you've had him that long, and you will know when it's time to let him go.






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Pectus
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My wife gets one of those stepping stone kits from hobby lobby before they die. Puts their paw print and the tag from their collar on it with their name and we have them around the yard / garden.


That's a wonderful idea.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Mine end up thrown in the weeds





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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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Yeah I'm gonna be in the same situation soon with my ole girl. She's getting up in age...I can't bear the thought of burying her in Alabama. That's just not home. All of my good dogs (meaning all my dogs)...are buried on Mom and Dad's property in Sulphur. I guess cremation is the only real option for me..then bring her back home (Alabama will NEVER be home)..and put her to rest with the others.


I like the idea of the garden stones. That's a great way to remember a lost pet. I'm gonna look into that as well for all the future ones.






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007mag
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I buried my lab with his bumpers and leash.





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drbaseball
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Bury the dog, cremating a dog has to be the stupidest idea I've ever heard, it's a pet not a human, some people become too emotionally attached to animals. It's good to have a pet but it's just an animal, they have no process of logical thinking I think if you asked your dog what he thinks he'd just look at you and not give a frick. By the way, sorry about your dog, had to bury mine last year, but dot cremate the thing waste of money, time, and fire


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beulahland
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My dog has a place reserved in the plot out back with all his fellow pets. In an unmarked grave.





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PvilleP
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My father's lab died a month after my father passed from cancer. We had the lab cremated, and when the tombstone for my father was set, we put a small ziplock of the dog's ashes down in the hole that holds the urn for flowers. That bag is still there 4 years later.





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I've done both. Cremated the last one, spread his ashes in front of the blind where he made most of his hunts, on the farm that he spent all his time on.

Spread the ashes right between where we set the dekes...dropped a pair of pintails on my first hunt there that season, and picked them up myself in his honor.

I don't regret doing it that way at all.


Buried the other in a large box with his blankets on the family farm, put him in a 6' hole just like a man. As stated earlier, digging that hole does you a lot of good. Don't regret that one either.







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007mag
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Some people get too emotionally attached to their own POV and think everyone else's is stupid. He's lived with his dog for 17 years that longer than a lot of dad's live with their own children. When you get down to the nuts and bolts of the matter humans are just animals too and I think more highly of my dog than I do most humans.





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Geauxtiga
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DownshiftAndFloorIt
Mine end up thrown in the weeds
My last one was tossed in a canal. I've buried most others.

My wife has a boxer that's been around for 7 years already and I know that one will have to have dam near a church service.


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drbaseball
Bury the dog, cremating a dog has to be the stupidest idea I've ever heard
I agree.


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it's a pet not a human, some people become too emotionally attached to animals. It's good to have a pet but it's just an animal
True but seomtimes/some situations, they play a role of as close to human as you can get.

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they have no process of logical thinking
I'm not sure about that. I had a lab that would run around the pond to the shortest distance from the bank to the bumper when it was thrown in the water. He wouldn't just jump in from where we were standing. It was funny as hell to watch.






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chief420
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Bury the ashes.





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tenfoe
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As someone who has done both, I highly recommend just burying the dog. My last lab that died did so during a surgery at the vet. My wife was 11 months pregnant at the time and the vet called to say the dog died and asked what I wanted to do with him. I didn't have time to go pick him up, so I asked that he cremate him and I would pass by a couple weeks later to pay my bill. $75 to cremate my dog and dispose of it. It was convenient, but the next time it happens I will spend an hour digging a hole rather than paying someone $75 to dispose of my own dog. Take a couple nice pictures and frame them above the fireplace. Save the money and put it towards ammo.





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