Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pet Cremation - Annie in the flower bed

With the increasing number of pets, the new business related pet services has been prosperous in Japan. And pet cremation place is one of them. Luckily there is one place near my house, which used to be a karaoke shop (funny). When Annie died two days ago, I called the center to come to get the body. A few hours later, Annie turned into ashes with other lovely dogs and cats which died on the same day.

Today I went to the place to meet Annie. In the small hall, the great number of pet pictures, dog food, sweets to offer and ash jars. I believe Annie be happy in the flower bed together with a lot of new friends. I can walk to the place whenever I want to see her. Good for me.

This is the photo I got from the center. The added message is - Thank you for countless precious time, Annie.
I know the word "pet loss syndrome."  I wonder if I can keep a new dog again, I mean can I stand the next pet loss?   Anyway, I'll stay quiet (about the new dog) for the time being .


  1. The pet cemetery sounds very peaceful.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  2. What a sweet remembrance! Take your time, honor Annie in your heart, and you will know whether to get another dog or not. Best wishes,

  3. Hi! Hayashi san. It's been a while since we last met. It's nice to know you have been very active as a tour guide. As for me, however, I tend to be busy with teaching English to some beginners, helping my husband's business and taking care of my mother in-law who is 90, and is deteriorating in some ways. Aging is really serious issue for us all, right? By the way, I feel sorry for the loss of your dog Annie. Since I have two cats, I can relate to your sad feeling very much. It will take time, but I hope you'll be fine soon!

  4. Hi Hayashi san
    こにちわ. I am sorry to hear about annie passing. Hope you are well. I can understand how you feel. My family dog passed away in 2008, we never get another one. He was cremated and his ashes were place in our yard.
    Please take care!

  5. Thank you for all your encouraging messages. I'm all right now. I'm sure time has power to cure me.

  6. Its a sad story about our favorite pet as we all know that they are very lovable animal but when they have died it is so tragic and sad moment for us..