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Kirt12255
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:24 AM
My sister has just got herself a new house and was looking at putting a pool in her back yard.

Only problem is that behind the bushes down the back she has found a small pet cemetery. There are 2 crosses with the pets names "Mockie, Fino and Defer"..all with R.I.P on them, and also a plaque mounted on a stone for "Charlie" which reads "we will miss you forever".

Now if it isn't freaky enough having a small cemetery in your'e back yard, it would have to be escavated to fit the new pool in.

Being a pet lover she doesn't know what to do...she wants to leave them, her hubby says pull it all up.

What do you all think? :confused:

Do animals deserve the right to lie in their burrial place? I wouldn't touch them personally LOL

I suggested they get a smaller pool, however the pool they are looking at it extremely cheap for it's size.

:confused:

irma
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:28 AM
maybe try to track down the former owners of the pets and house and ask them what they want (at least I assume they are still living)

just a suggestion. I am not even sure I would do that myself;)(I am not so brave)

Gowza
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:44 AM
i'd leave them and let the animals lie their in peace. that's a pet lover speaking.

Kirt12255
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:44 AM
maybe try to track down the former owners of the pets and house and ask them what they want (at least I assume they are still living)

just a suggestion. I am not even sure I would do that myself;)(I am not so brave)

:wavey: good point will pass that on ty :wavey:

per4ever
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:15 AM
I would try what Irma said..try to track the former owners.

If you can't find them: just remove the graves and dig your pool..you'll probably won't find much more then a few bones.

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:17 AM
pull them out.

Kirt12255
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:29 AM
:wavey: I prolly should have made this a poll LOL....if it was me I would leave them there....mind you I have seen the Horror-Flick Pet Cemetery....I'd sell the house and move elsewhere LOL (joking) :eek:

Cariaoke
Jul 28th, 2003, 01:01 PM
if they move dead PEOPLE to build subdivisions, why hesitate to do the same with pets? Do what irma said, if she's really an animal lover and if there's no contact, build your pool. It's still her property, correct? Contact animal control, also.

Kirt12255
Jul 28th, 2003, 01:27 PM
if they move dead PEOPLE to build subdivisions, why hesitate to do the same with pets? Do what irma said, if she's really an animal lover and if there's no contact, build your pool. It's still her property, correct? Contact animal control, also.

I don't know....both mine and Andrea's views have been about childrens first pets...we don't know of course....that in itself must throw caution to the wind? :confused:

Ting
Jul 28th, 2003, 01:32 PM
can they move those to another place?

gentenaire
Jul 28th, 2003, 01:53 PM
I'd build the pool. The owners of the pets had to do something with them, couldn't very well give them with the trash. We used to bury our pets in our garden, but my parents would never tell us where. If these people really cared about visiting the 'graves', they should have buried them in a pet graveyard. You can't just bury your pets somewhere and expect them to remain there forever.
Besides, how will the previous owners ever know?

Dahveed
Jul 28th, 2003, 04:33 PM
Oh better have a pool than a pet cemetery, i mean it's a bit more entertaining :D

Rocketta
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:36 PM
if they move dead PEOPLE to build subdivisions, why hesitate to do the same with pets? Do what irma said, if she's really an animal lover and if there's no contact, build your pool. It's still her property, correct? Contact animal control, also.


Ah sometimes they don't move the people cemetaries!! Didn't you watch Poltergeist?? :tape: :tape:

Colin B
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:05 PM
I have buried several hamsters and a much loved cat in our back garden (before some clown accuses me of cruelty; yes, they were dead!) , so this thread got me thinking about how we will feel about the grave (only the cat's is marked), when we eventually move house.

My conclusion: When you move, everything you leave behind becomes the property of the new owners, to do with as they please. As DeuceDiva says, if the previous owners had wished to, they could have had the remains re-interred.

So your sister should not be deterred from disinterring! But a word of caution: I once dug up a goat, well advanced in the process of decomposition and..............'ewww' doesn't come close!

decemberlove
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:49 PM
i know here, its actually illegal to bury your pets in yur backyard. they are supposed to go to a pet cemetry, but those places are entirely shady and all about the moola. so fuck them.

is there somewhere else to bury them in the yard? if not, try to get in contact withthe previous owners, if you cant, oh well. pull them out. we have my beloved doggie, my parents previous dog, a cat, some fish, and a baby bird we had tried to nurse back to health but failed in our backyard. we havea huge backyard thou, and all of them are buried towards the edge of our property, all marked, so they will never interfere with future plans. if we moved, wed definitely take the dogs with us. thou they are prolly all bones by now.

Bacardi
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:04 PM
Well it's their land now, and you can do with it as you wish. The realestate or former owners should have informed the new buyers of just what was on the land.

My uncle and aunt moved a few months ago... On their old place they had lost their dog about a year before they moved. They bought him a dog casket, and tombstone. When they moved, they dug him up and brought it all with them. I guess I would do the same with my dog if something ever were to happen to her. But my relatives are screwy, they plan on having a dog cloned to be like their old one, if that option ever becomes possible. :o

controlfreak
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:16 PM
I would try to exhume the pets - they may not have been buried there that long and might still make a nice stuffed ornament for your new home.

Bacardi
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:26 PM
I would try to exhume the pets - they may not have been buried there that long and might still make a nice stuffed ornament for your new home.

:haha:

This is a little too Norman Bateish for me :yawn:

Kirt12255
Jul 29th, 2003, 02:34 AM
I would try to exhume the pets - they may not have been buried there that long and might still make a nice stuffed ornament for your new home.

LMAO :lol:

CondiLicious
Jul 29th, 2003, 05:05 AM
I wouldn't move them. But if I absolutely had to move them... I'd rebury them even if there is barely anything left.

I just moved house and it was the hardest thing knowing I was leaving my buried pets behind. I even had sick and twisted thoughts of digging my dog up :eek: I had her for years and years and I promised never to leave her for any longer than a few hours a day and she was such a nice ickle doggy and... God if anyone digs her up to build a pool I hope she haunts them and bites their hands off the evil... GRRR...

disposablehero
Jul 29th, 2003, 05:39 AM
I wouldn't rebury them. Go with Irma's idea. If the old owners want to reclaim their pets, give them a chance. Otherwise, your sisters life goes on.

ys
Jul 29th, 2003, 05:47 AM
Very few human graves survive even a century. We all are destined to become grass, rivers, flowers. Apparently, those how left it , didn't bother much. I have quite a few of my pets gone, and I don't even remember where I did bury them. Their pictures are the memories, and beyond my life it won't matter anyway. So, if you really bother, make a symbolic reburial. Move crosses with, maybe, a bit of land from under those crosses, to some other place. Or just forget about it.

disposablehero
Jul 29th, 2003, 05:53 AM
The other thought is just dig through them to make the pool and DON'T contact the old owners. When you think about it, they aren't likely to come with a shovel and reclaim their pets to bury elsewhere. So your sister might just end up accomplishing nothing but making the pet owners feel sad about the excavation.