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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Pet Cemetery Makes National Register Of Historic Places

Photo of  Hartsdale Pet Cemetery courtesy of The Washington Post
 We got all giddy when we read this article in a recent Washington Post that explains how this 116 year old (mostly) pet cemetery came to be included on the National Register of Historic Places: "[it is] the first animal burial ground to win the honor." According to the interim Keeper of the National Register, this designation "is a fitting way to recognize the longstanding and significant role pets have played in our national history and culture."

The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, located in New York state about 20 miles north of Manhattan, is the only pet cemetery among the 2,698 cemeteries on the register, and includes graves for approximately 75,000 animals and 700 pet owners. Check out the mini slide show (with crystal clear photos) of the cemetery included with the article-and read (with tissues in hand) some of the grave marker inscriptions...

But why did Parental Unit and I become "giddy" when we learned of this new National Register of Historic Places designation, you ask? Because we just love to see the bond between humans and other animals officially recognized. I think most of us know that bond exists intuitively, but it gives us extra pleasure to see it shouted from the rooftops, or in this case, from a national register.

How about you? Would you like to be buried beside one or more of your pets? Let us know!


Asta said...

We think it's wondewful that that vewy speshul bond is wecognised I think Mommi would have given up many times if it wewen't fow me and my fuwwiends
smoochie kisses

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