Friday, February 12, 2016

Cemeteries: Oak Rest

It has been a long time since I posted about a cemetery.  Keira has continued to ask about going to one, but I just haven't found the time.  On Tuesday, when we all took Keira to her riding lesson, I decided to stop at a cemetery I had seen on a map.  It is Oak Rest, a pet cemetery.  Now the only time I have ever heard of a pet cemetery is the horror movie, which I never actually saw.  The idea seems strange to me.  The whole time we were wandering around the cemetery, I couldn't stop thinking about how much money these people put into their pets!  I have a hard time verbalizing my thoughts on this, but I think there is something wrong when a society values pets more highly than people.  This cemetery got me thinking more about that.  Nonetheless, the cemetery was interesting and quiet.  We enjoyed a nice stroll around it before heading back home.

A section of the cemetery is dedicated to Heros.  It looked to be mostly police dogs.  I found this section very interesting.  These dogs are amazing!

Buster died in the line of duty!

This looks like any other cemetery, though the head stones are close together, but if you look closely, you can see pictures of pets on the stones.

Keira found the Horseshoe Gardens the saddest section.  We only saw the grave stones for two horses.

I was surprised by the many different kinds of graves stones.  They ranged from small plastic looking markers to small granite markers to stone like markers to full head stones.  It was very interesting!

The upright head stone stated that these names were for the cats of one person.  I think we counted 33!

Oak Rest was a nice small cemetery.  We enjoyed our stroll through the grave stones, but it all felt so surreal.  It was an interesting experience.

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