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.