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When Your Pets Died.....what Did You Do With the Body?

Updated on July 8, 2018
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Maria Cecilia has a passion for dogs. Peso is her dog whom she loves eternally, and she dedicates all doggie articles to him.

PIssy, my little girl

She's tough..
She's tough..

When our pets died, we all think of their final resting place

When my Pissy suddenly died after less than a week of medication, aside from deep mourning of her lost, I was not totally prepared as to where to bring her body, the easiest and cheapest option was to dig a few meters deep at my garden but the problem at that time was, finding someone to do the job, I thought of bringing the body to a pet cemetery but at those time I know I will have a hard time to find Cobs or taxi that can accommodate a human with dead pet in his vehicle..

Cremation maybe is an expensive option but it is very convenient

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Pissy's Urn, with her Farewell Card for mePissy in a different statePissy's memorabilia, included in her funeral package
Pissy's Urn, with her Farewell Card for me
Pissy's Urn, with her Farewell Card for me | Source
Pissy in a different state
Pissy in a different state
Pissy's memorabilia, included in her funeral package
Pissy's memorabilia, included in her funeral package

Pet Funeral Service by Pet Valley Philippines

Though still grieving I know I can't remain crying the whole day, and I need to decide immediately on where to bring Pissy's body. I chose cremation because after the process Pissy will still go home to me, thou in another form already but at least she is still home... and talking of convenience, I can always bring her remains in case I decided to transfer to a new residence, or still bring it with me in my casket when I died (this will be my last request to my relatives just in case). Coordinating with Pet Valley representative was a lot lighter than I expected. Doc Manny picked up Pissy's body from my home without asking for deposit or promissory note... He said it was not time to discuss payment with someone who was grieving, and they have big respects for pet owners who love their pets until the end.

As a memorabilia of Pissy, included in her funeral package was clay that has her pawprints, a small box that has her fur, and a picture frame where Pissy's photos during happier times will be placed. Aside from that was a farewell card from Pissy which has her last picture. She was actually dead in that photo but they made her appear like she was just sleeping..all of those were placed in one small frame (pictures posted).

I am still sad about Pissy's departure from my life, and although the memorabilia lessen the pain, it still cannot equal the real Pissy... But who am I to go against the will of God? He is just recalling one of his angels that he sent me, at least Pissy is still here with me.

Please share what you did with your pets' remains, I believe this is also our way to promote love for animals and campaign against cruelty to them.

After six years, June of 2016, My dear dog Peso died of old age complications. This dog that bravely survived Perineal Hernia, did not survive old age.

© 2010 Maria Cecilia

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    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Oh Fabelle sorry for answering you only now, that was 2010 and it costs around 7k and that was discounted. that price is normally for small breed. Depending on size the price will be higher

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      fabelle 

      4 years ago

      How much it is? I need your answer now my pet died early morning

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      Maria Cecilia 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi romari thanks for visiting.. if you have a place burying them in a vacant lot is better....

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      Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 

      6 years ago from Heaven

      I have so numerous (almost 30) pets died in our hands including bird, cats, dogs, rabbits, and goat. We have a vacant lot in front of our house and we buried our loving pets there. Although there were some of my pets who just disappeared and nowhere to find.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Masonjoe thanks for visiting, I checked the site you are right they are good...

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      masonjoe29 

      6 years ago

      I think pet ctremation jewelry http://www.jewelrykeepsakes.com/Pet-Cremation-Jewe... is a beautiful way to honor and remember a beloved pet. Brings people a lot of comfort.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Camille thanks for sharing...

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      camille 

      7 years ago

      our pets loves us so much, that in return this simple way of showing them how deeply we appreciate them. me too lost 2 dogs and our vet told us about Doc.Manny, who in return was kind in handling these kind of stuff...

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      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Jan my condolences..in case you want her to be cremated and you are in the Philippines you can see the info here where to contact doc Manny...

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      Jan 

      7 years ago

      Yesterday, Christmas time, my sweet dog pass away. I certainly feel the same way you did and i am having trouble looking for a burial site or where to cremate her.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Cwarden for visiting, that's the most comfortable for me to always remember her, yes it's sad they always have shorter lifespan than us but for me not to feel too bad about it, I guess it's better for them to die ahead of us because we can take care of them till the end...I can't imagine what will happen to my other dogs in case I am gone in their lives forever

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      cwarden 

      7 years ago from USA

      I'm so sorry. I love the memorabilia and I have decided that when that day comes I will do the same. I have 3 dogs and I love them like they are my babies. It's such a shame they are here with us for such a short time. Thank you for sharing this. So sorry Pissy had to leave you.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      09175455945 that is doc Manny's cellphone number, goodluck to you and please feedback what ever in case you were able to reach him

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      May 

      7 years ago

      Can you please give me the contact number of Doc Manny. Thank you so much, I would really appreciate it.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Chrissy hope to see you often here in my hubs.. thanks that I was able to help with regards to your pets cremation and my condolences..

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      chrissy  

      7 years ago

      Doc Manny was kind enough to pick up the remains of our beloved dog Matt. Like you said, they are very cordial, respectful, giving dignity to Matt. Thanks to your site, I was able to find Doc Manny. Now Matt and Pissy can run freely without a leash in heaven. Plenty of food, water and sunshine. I will miss Matt. I know he will miss us too....

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      Maria Cecilia 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Habee, knowing that you'll have a part of your dog with you will help lessen the sadness

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      This is so sad. I def want my dogs still here with me after they die.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      thanks borge for visiting yes there is no getting over. we can only get over when we stop taking care of dogs

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      borge_009 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      It's such a painful moment facing the fact that our pets are gone..........

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