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The Sweet Strange History of Cat Funerals — Mimi Matthews

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 28, 2016 01:11 AM
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by Nancy Mitchell last modified Apr 27, 2016

Via Mimi Matthews: Elizabeth Platonovna Yaroshenko (with her cat), by Nikolai Yaroshenko, 1880. Pin it Funerals, of course, are not a happy occasion, but they serve an important purpose: they give the bereaved a chance to celebrate the dead person's life, to mourn together, and hopefully, to begin the healing process. When a pet dies things are a bit murkier. For a human death there's an accepted script to follow: for a dog or cat, no so much. But anyone looking for a fitting way to mourn Fido or Fluffy might be heartened to hear that cat (and dog!) funerals actually have quite a lengthy history. READ MORE »






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