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Forum topic by Betsy posted 01-04-2008 05:07 AM 1059 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2008 05:07 AM

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My best friend’s cat is about to go to kitty heaven. After 15-16 years she is understandably distraught. I thought it would be nice to make a nice box for her since she is planning to have the cat buried at a pet cemetery. I checked with the cemetery and there are no guidelines like there are with human burials. Space is the only consideration. You basically buy as much space as you want for the pet.

I don’t have much time to do the box, but want to make it nice all the same. I’m thinking of just a standard rectangular box with overhanding hinged lid. Will probably trim it out with some nice molding.

Was curious if any of you have done this for anyone and have ideas thoughts on the project.

I also have a cat that is going on 21 so I think I may make two boxes at the same time.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 06:53 AM

I’ve never done a pet casket. Made a box for the cremains of one of the original Dungeons and Dragons illustrators, though. Probably best to set down over coffee with the pet’s owner and get a feel for what she requires or what her visions are. There needs to be a bit more communication about funereal pieces since the emotional part of it outweighs all the other considerations (especially since there are no health code factors for the pet cemetery).

LJ Phil Brown has done a lot of casket work for folks, and I think has done a turn at pet caskets, if my increasingly feeble memory serves me.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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