If you’re having a hard time deciding whether or not to bury or cremate your pet, then read this and let it sink in. Remember, this is a painful time for you. Take time to breathe and comfort yourself with some words from someone who understands:
“…For if the dog be well remembered, if sometimes she leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, laughing, begging, it matters not where that dog sleeps. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream she knew in puppyhood, or somehwhere in the flatness of a pastureland where most exhilarating cattle graze. It is one to a dog, and all one to you, and nothing is gained and nothing lost–if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a dog.
“If you bury her in this spot, she will come to you when you call–come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path and to your side again. And though you may call a dozen living dogs to heel, they shall not growl at her nor resent her coming, for she belongs there.
“People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by her footfall, who hear no whimper, people who have never really had a dog. Smile at them, for you shall know something that is hidden from them.
“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of her master.”
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