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Sunday, March 25, 2007

i missed one

After talking about Gates of Heaven a couple of days ago, imagine my surprise to learn that San Francisco's Presidio cemetery complex has its own pet cemetery! This particularly tickles me because my best friend is the current director of the Federal cemetery there.

Military families have pets too: "The majority of animals buried at the Presidio pet cemetery are dogs and cats, but there are also parakeets, canaries, pigeons, macaws, rabbits, hamsters, rats, lizards, goldfish, and mice." No one is exactly clear who authorized it, so probably someone just found a plot and stuck Kitty in. And Mr. Iguana, and Willie the hamster, and Raspberry. . .

But the little cemetery has been closed a while now, and bridge construction threatens its fate. Visit it here.

6 comments:

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hey curator, I'm planning to (try to) give your blog a plug on The Cat Blogosphere, unless you ask me not to.

We all like your blog, and think a lot more people should see it.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Will they reopen the cemetary when the construction is done, or is it closed forever?

BTW nice to meet you. I know how it is to not get many comments. Happy Blogging.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi! I saw you over at the Cat Blogosphere news page. Nice to meet you. This is a fun website. We'll definately be back! We love reading about what is going on with pets (all types not just cats) around the world.
Take care and stop by to visit my bloggy sometime.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Hi! Enjoyed visiting your blog today after seeing it on The Cat Blogosphere just now. You have some very interesting posts and we'll be back later!

China Cat & Willow

Furry Logic said...

That is kind of sad. I have always hated leaving our little pet cemetaries behind when we moved when I was a kid. Hopefully, the bridge designers can relocate it or go around it.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hi Curator, here from the cat blogosphere. I like your site, I'll be back again when I have more time to read the old posts.