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(Boston Globe)   Pet cemetery says people have to dig their pets back up. Ghost of Mr. Wigglekins to haunt them for all eternity   (forbes.com) divider line 58
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2006-06-18 03:18:51 AM  
Are they sure it's the... owners digging them up?

www.phillyburbs.com
 
2006-06-18 05:14:55 AM  
Weird.

they were buried on leased property, and the landowner, a local real estate firm, wants to use it for human graves.

So how much money do you make leasing your land to a cemetary? And what happens when you die and your heirs want to, oh, I don't know, build a house?
 
2006-06-18 05:17:58 AM  
img341.imageshack.us

"We're still missing a few pieces from this one..."
 
2006-06-18 05:29:13 AM  
The ground is sour
 
2006-06-18 05:33:14 AM  
Man up you nancy pet owners... your dog pissed and shat on humans and their lawns and even graves, so now its the humans turn for revenge!
 
2006-06-18 05:38:49 AM  
Can't we all just get along?

/oops
//can't we just all get a dog
///ok I'll stop now
////ooh slashies
 
2006-06-18 05:49:23 AM  
Nila Negri grieved her two dogs and a cat years ago,

Don't we say "grieved for" anymore? Or is this perfectly normal in American English? E.g., British English: "graduate from university"; American English: "graduate university".

/just curious

Her husband and parents are also buried in the city, which became a magnet for cemeteries after a San Francisco law passed in 1900 prohibited the burial of human remains within city limits.

Do they actually tell us which city they are talking about, or do we have to guess?
 
2006-06-18 05:51:48 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2006-06-18 05:51:57 AM  
InflatableJesus: Your armless zombie dog is disturbing the young'uns.
 
2006-06-18 05:53:39 AM  
Go on. LAY DOWN. PLAY DEAD. BE DEAD!



/one of the most chilling lines in any horror film.
 
2006-06-18 05:54:24 AM  
yeah..no catchy~...let's spend the rest of our lives guessing.

that should keep us busy with this pathetic story.
 
2006-06-18 05:55:41 AM  
I don't want to be buried in a pet cemetary.
 
2006-06-18 06:01:16 AM  
Sometimes...dead is better.
 
2006-06-18 06:12:57 AM  
Pet's Rest owner Phillip C'de Baca sent letters in May to the pet owners buried at the graveyard's eastern end...

the pet owners who are buried in the pet cemetery?
 
2006-06-18 06:16:23 AM  
Imagine being haunted by a yap dog.
 
2006-06-18 06:17:00 AM  
No Catchy Nickname: "Her husband and parents are also buried in the city, which became a magnet for cemeteries after a San Francisco law passed in 1900 prohibited the burial of human remains within city limits."

Do they actually tell us which city they are talking about, or do we have to guess?


Uh...I'm going to go out on a limb here and say: San Francisco?
 
2006-06-18 06:19:13 AM  
I'd just grind them up and use them as fertilizer.
 
2006-06-18 06:23:18 AM  
wow 16 pots now and no one has pointed out its 'cemetery.'

You guys are slackin' off.
 
2006-06-18 06:25:44 AM  
foxyg:

wow 16 pots now and no one has pointed out its 'cemetery.'

ha ha
 
2006-06-18 06:25:53 AM  
www.dafloppmeistah.com

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2006-06-18 06:26:39 AM  
For Negri and the other owners, the prospect of seeing the animals exhumed stirred up grief they thought had been put to rest.

No Fair! No Fair, No Fair!

/just bought the Pet Sematary DVD the other day
//$5.50 in the Wal-Mart bargain bin
///Putting it in DVD player right now...
 
2006-06-18 06:36:18 AM  
Hey Boston, just so you know. We do have divisions all over the country.

img.photobucket.com
 
2006-06-18 07:10:37 AM  
Pets are nice and all... but crazy old pet people who buy them little sweaters and cute little coffins and talk about them like they're children need to get a life! Take up shuffleboard or slow painful dying or something!

/irritated by many old people
//scared of being old
///discloses too much in slashies
 
2006-06-18 07:24:06 AM  
InflatableJesus
Uh...I'm going to go out on a limb here and say: San Francisco?

Well now, you see that's what I first thought. Then they mention this: Her husband and parents are also buried in the city, which became a magnet for cemeteries after a San Francisco law passed in 1900 prohibited the burial of human remains within city limits.
This suggests that burials aren't allowed in San Francisco anymore, right? Also that the dead off San Fran were taken to this place to be buried.
Also there's this, in the first paragraph: among 17 human graveyards in this town known as the "City of Souls..

So I'm going out on a limb and saying it's not San Francisco, but a town nearby.
 
2006-06-18 07:30:38 AM  
One of the worse things I have done for money was to dig up a dog that was nine months in the ground. No casket, just in the ground.
He was a big Newfoundlander and there was alot of him left.
The woman I did it for was leaving her husband and taking everything with her , including the dog .

Just a tip if you are digging up a body in the future , after you slip the tarp under them and go to yank them out of the hole, hold your breath. Nothing else will make you hurl like that stench.

\\Has nothing to do with the article I just wanted to share
 
2006-06-18 07:37:13 AM  
halfloony: \\Has nothing to do with the article I just wanted to share

Sharing is not caring.
 
2006-06-18 07:54:15 AM  
halfloony: That reminds me, has anyone else seen The Omen yet?

/Wondering what the smell would be like in 5 years...
 
2006-06-18 07:58:39 AM  
saftycap
sharing is not caring.

Ok Ok I was not sharing, I was unloading .
\\my bad
\\\sorry
\\\\just it never really comes up in conversation. Until I see a Fark article about digging up dead pets . So I thought. Hey....
 
2006-06-18 08:06:26 AM  
The soil of a man's heart is stonier...louis
 
2006-06-18 08:14:05 AM  
Tactful: ...Take up shuffleboard or slow painful dying or something!

You owe me a new shirt.
 
2006-06-18 08:19:32 AM  
There is only one acceptable way to dispose of any dead pet:: Flush 'em.
 
2006-06-18 08:20:20 AM  
Dude--this is just wrong.
 
2006-06-18 08:20:42 AM  
Do they actually tell us which city they are talking about, or do we have to guess?

It appears that the "city" to which they are referring is Colma, California:

Colma became the location of a large number of cemeteries when San Francisco, the town's powerful neighbor to the north, passed an ordinance in 1900 outlawing the construction of any more cemeteries in the city (mainly because of increased property values making the cost of using land for cemeteries prohibitive), and then passed another ordinance in 1912 evicting all existing cemeteries from city limits.

The site San Francisco Cemeteries states that there are over 1.5 million people buried in the town of Colma, giving it the distinction of having more dead than buried residents.

/is kooky about odd facts
// has cemetery obsession
/// will be quiet now
 
2006-06-18 08:29:02 AM  
thanks for the info witchofthedogs as it was bothering me also.
 
2006-06-18 08:34:06 AM  
Im wondering why it is legal to lease land as a graveyard. Thats a bit odd. Article says leaser is going to let the land be a human burial ground. So what happens when that lease is up?

/wonders how much a per funeral costs including pup-casket?
/assuming its more than $20 and thus to much to spend on a dead pet.
/in the backyard you go Pepper.
 
2006-06-18 08:36:23 AM  


"Sometimes dead is better."
 
2006-06-18 08:50:59 AM  
thanks for the info witchofthedogs as it was bothering me also.

The problem is now my interest is piqued and I want to go see this City of the Dead. Creepifying and yet quite cool at the same time.

I have a sickness.
 
2006-06-18 09:00:22 AM  
meridian:

foxyg:

wow 16 pots now and no one has pointed out its 'cemetery.'

ha ha


ha ha
 
2006-06-18 09:01:31 AM  
Yeah, there's only one way to misspell "cemetery." That's "sematary," and it's legit only in this context of "pet cemetery/sematary."

/here lies Trixie our pet Rabit [sic]
//read the book -- never saw the movie
 
2006-06-18 09:06:08 AM  
halfloony: to dig up a dog that was nine months in the ground. No casket, just in the ground.

Exactly how much money would it take you to do that. That's just sick. Leave the puppy where he was. He doesn't know mommy left.
 
2006-06-18 09:23:14 AM  
movies.infinitecoolness.com
 
2006-06-18 09:29:35 AM  
Why don't people label these stories as follow-ups? This was up last month when the people first received the notices, before they started digging.
 
2006-06-18 09:49:04 AM  
I have a sickness.

not sure about you but i like old(er) cemeteries. a window on an earlier time in so many ways.

don't like the forest lawn field of grass with marker types.
 
2006-06-18 09:55:45 AM  
Curious

not sure about you but i like old(er) cemeteries. a window on an earlier time in so many ways.

don't like the forest lawn field of grass with marker types.


For a time, I lived and worked in Oak Ridge Tennessee. The government displaced a few small towns to make room for the Manhattan Project and atomic bomb production. During an off day, I went on a walk through the woods and found the graveyard of one of the original towns. It was very sad and yet peaceful there.
 
2006-06-18 10:04:18 AM  
I just realized that these pets had to be dug up. In southern Louisiana, most of our corpses are burried in a wall. The ones that aren't are burried in a concrete lined hole in the ground. The reason? Six feet down you hit water and if it rains to hard, like during hurricanes for example, that water rises. Wood and bodies float, ground gets soft. You do the math.

When Z-day happens Southern LA will be one of the most Zombie free areas since most of our bodies are trapped in concrete.
 
2006-06-18 10:22:00 AM  
StrikitRich

Why don't people label these stories as follow-ups? This was up last month when the people first received the notices, before they started digging.

Are you serious? Something tells me that you have the days of the week on your underwear.
 
2006-06-18 10:22:16 AM  
sfaulk you made me smile good work. Pet Cemtary was the ramones only single to make into the top 40- barely. Such an underapricated band in their time say but a few loyal folowers, until ramones started droping like flies.


/met marky ramone, closest to a religious experince i have ever had.
 
2006-06-18 10:45:46 AM  
petsematary666.tripod.com

Pascow is very angry
 
2006-06-18 10:59:06 AM  
lostcat - No, I just have a good memory and remember these stories. It's amazing how some news sources either are late to report after the story has broke, or recycle old stories to make new copy. Of course they never label the stories as follow-ups or date it as current news, so it gets re-reported and ends up back here again.
 
2006-06-18 11:47:30 AM  
NoCatchyNickname - Looked it up, it's in Colma, and a quick look at a map tells me the place, literally just south of SF and Daly City, is surrounded by cemeteries, San Bruno Mountain SP....and a small golf course. Which leads to the obvious quesiton: who the hell would want to go golfing in a cemetery???
 
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