Pet cemeteries exist
Categories: AnimalsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/pet-cemeteries-exist
Dmitry Trunov says: “I would never have thought that, having visited the shores of Lake Onega for the first time in a long time, I would take and write a post on such a topic. As they say, we propose, but God disposes. The pet cemetery is a topic as a topic, why not discuss it with all the consequences.
Just imagine a picture: you go to yourself, without touching anyone, in a good company of a pretty girl, from a beautiful lake along a pine forest to a house and stumble upon an artificial flower. Then another, another, a bowl, a granite slab and a whole bunch of cruciform things that serve as tombstones. Mother honest, yes, this is a real cemetery for pets. Not the same as shown in the horror film of the same name, but more Russian, or something - with marble plaques, photographs and artificial flowers. And you walk like this around the graves, not wanting it yourself, and you want to run away, but the interest turns out to be stronger.
Let me quickly show you what it looks like."
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1. Bank of Onega. A wonderful place a few kilometers from the capital of the Republic of Karelia - Petrozavodsk. You can walk there for hours, especially if you have been living in a big city for the first time or for a long time and are tired of this very urban. Air, views, nature - everything that is called "a complete feast for the eyes."
2. And now you wander back, not thinking about sad things, and paint future beautiful views in your head, but quite by accident you stumble upon a beautiful white flower. The flower is stuck in the moss, and it is immediately clear that it is clearly inanimate. He pulled it - and indeed, it is, apparently, it fell off the wreath, and later it was carefully stuck into suitable soil. I took a closer look and realized that the place is filled with some kind of afterlife meaning in Russian: we will cover everything with artificial flowers and we will preserve eternal memory. It doesn't matter who.
3. A quick study of the area made it clear that someone was buried here. I have seen children's graves and I know what they are. In practice, the burial of children is when they put small crosses on tiny graves. Did he end up in some kind of children's cemetery? God forbid!
4. Of course, I could not resist, and curiosity won. I went to look. The very first sign (not in the photo) made it clear that the favorites of local people were buried here - cats, dogs, rats and other parrots.
5. Moreover, most owners do not skimp on tombstones. It is clear that carving a pet's name on granite is not a problem, but, honestly, guys, why do you need this? Although we will return to the question “why” at the end and even try to answer it.
6. Of course, tombstones and crosses are not the main sign of attention. Someone carries pet toys, someone bowls, and this is quite normal. It is normal to bury a pet and leave what he loved in place. Loved the pet, sorry for the tautology. Agree that you are unlikely to use toys or bowls, and there is no point in storing them. The option “it will fit on the farm” rarely works, although such cases are known to me.
7. The very tradition of burying animals does not cause me rejection or any negative emotions. I understand perfectly well that people get used to their pets and love them with all their hearts, but, damn it, why, why this excessive collectivization?
8. Here is a dog, dear dog, probably died of old age. They buried, put a stone, writing a name on it, and even a photo is right there. I have one question: why do this in a crowded place and where there are many children and tourists like me?
9. Well, the apogee. The tradition of all cemeteries is a place where old and unnecessary monuments are thrown off. I didn’t climb into the pit itself (there was no purpose to write at all, it just happened), but believe me, there, in addition to what is in the photo, there are enough remains of dogs and cats. And for what? Why bury them so that other gravediggers will throw them out? They threw it in the pit, Carl!
10. So I wandered back, arguing on the topic of whether we need these cemeteries. Local residents (and I specified) are definitely not needed, and they even collected signatures (although they didn’t figure out what to do with them)! Are we coming?! It seems that the answer is obvious - it is better to admire the flowers.
I do not take the side of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is strongly against such burials, but I say no. Bury your animals closer to you, to your dachas, resting places and so on. Animals are not people - they don't need cemeteries. Strictly IMHO.
Now a question for everyone who has read it: how do you feel about such burials near public places and recreation? Do you like it, do you care or do you mind?
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