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Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by AliceK, Aug 9, 2018.


  1. AliceK

    AliceK PetForums Newbie

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    Hi I’m new to this forum and was hoping for some inspiration.! I lost my beautiful 19 year old cat three weeks ago. Since then I have been fretting about her ashes and what to do with them! I decided I wanted to bury them and mark the spot . Originally I decided to bury them directly into the soil and if I moved I could dig up soil from that spot. Now I’m wondering if that is not good enough and I should put the ashes into a box of some kind but then that throws up other issues like do I put ashes in a box loose, do I seal it, do I dig it up if I move etc etc I feel I’m worrying too much about this and want to get it decided once and for all. So has anyone any advice about burying ashes and whether to put in a box or not? Thank you xx
     
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    jules4 PetForums Newbie

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    Sorry for your loss, a wonderful age for your cat, you must've looked after her very well...
    We have put our beloved dog's ashes in a beautiful pot with a plant in (bees on the pot, she was obsessed by watching them, the plant was chosen for happy memories too), because we felt that we could then take her with us if we moved. We'd originally thought of scattering them on a favourite walk, but wanted her near us, so the pot seemed the ideal solution. We put the ashes straight in with the compost. Thinking of you...
     
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    So sorry for your loss. I can understand your concerns about burying your beloved cat's ashes.

    When my old Harrycat went to Rainbow Bridge in early 2017 I buried his ashes (they came in a little cardboard box) in our garden in his favourite spot and planted a Rosemary shrub over the top (Rosemary for remembrance) and also marked the spot with a little sleeping cat statue.

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  4. AliceK

    AliceK PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you. Did you bury the ashes in the box they came in?
     
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    yes, I did - as we have foxes regularly visit out garden I got my gardener to dig a very deep hole before putting the box in with the shrub planted immediately above it.
     
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    tanita PetForums Newbie

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    so sorry for your loss darling! i am not even thinking about the ashes. My cat has not got long to live, but what I am thinking is just to dig a hole in the garden. Cat's are nly small, so mb i can berry her without cremating. I think it would b a better option... I am not sure tho. But all I know I'd want it for myself, I do not like the idea of cremation. It is all a bit bothering question isn't it. The least thing u wanna do when u r grieving. But i do know where u r going from. technicalities r important too, cause what is there to do, when it happens? I am dreading it. do I need to start digging a hole or not?
     
  7. AliceK

    AliceK PetForums Newbie

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    Hi , thank you for your replies. Just to update..I chose a spot in the garden where my cat would often sit. I can see this spot from my kitchen window so I buried the ashes there in a hole about 10” deep. I left them in the biodegradable box they came in from the pet crematorium. I got a beautiful sleeping cat stone to lay on top with special words that mean a lot to me. At first I felt sad that she’d gone from the house and I was worried about her being out there in the dark (mad I know!!) . But now I’m 100% happy with what I’ve done with them, and every time I look out the window I can see the sleeping cat and see my girl sleeping there.
     

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