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A few weeks ago i had to let euthanized my beloved cat Mini-Miki, 14. She was suffering from lung cancer. She leaves a widower, Bijou, 14 years. I took them from Spain 14 years ago and they were very attached to each other.

I have had huge problems with the decision whether I should bury or cremate her right from the first day of her death and stored here in a fridge freezer. It“s a horrible feeling.

In could bury her in the back yard, it“s my mothers house, but there are eight families and the garden is not really private. Furthermore I will move this year and would leave her in the garden. On the other hand it feels awful to imagine her being destroyed in the heat, her wonderful fur, cute face ... But I could take the remains with me.

Has anybody ever regretted the cremation of his pet? Or can tell me his/her good experience and a kind of relief?

Thank you so much!


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Hi Nina,

I am so sorry you lost your little Mini-Miki.  Lung cancer is a devastating diagnosis and I am sure you gave her all the love in the world to the very end.  My husband and I have alot of cats.  I had 6, and  he had 6 and then we became the Brady Bunch of cats and built our world around loving, and caring for them.   My husband is a mortician so we have both cremated and buried our little ones.  At first we lived in a town home ( I know...all those cats in a hobby is cleaning), and we cremated those that passed away while living there.  Now we are on 35 acres and we now bury them.  At this time, I would recommend cremating her.  Wrap her in something lovely, ask to assist with the placment in her little cardboard casket  and shower her with fresh spring flowers and or catnip.  Try not to focus on the specifics of the cremation itself, think of her core molecules being melded with the universe, something special....really special.  What ever decision you make, I am sure she would support you 😉.  Take Care, Be strong Nina and remember the beauty she brought into your world!


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I choose cremation. Previously I lived in a condo with no place to bury them and chose to cremate. You are not burning your baby, I am not trying to sound cruel, her spirit has left it and the "shell" remains. It may be possible to have them do a pawprint and cut a lock of hair for you. Mini-Miki will still be with you, in your heart forever. My Piper was euthanized Monday so I share your sorrow. She was 14 also and had kidney disease. It is what feels right for me, as if a part of her is with me. I often touch my pets' urns and it gives me comfort. I pray for comfort for you. Please take care and God bless you.

Piper's mom

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Even though we own our house, we decided on cremation because we always wanted to make sure our sweet pup was with us, especially if we would move.
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