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    when any of my animal pals pass, (inc fishies) i bury them in the garden and plant a tree on top and so i can watch the tree grow and take care of it i think about the pet that is helping sustain the tree and its nice =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    when any of my animal pals pass, (inc fishies) i bury them in the garden and plant a tree on top and so i can watch the tree grow and take care of it i think about the pet that is helping sustain the tree and its nice =)
    Yes, I have done that when a pet has died, too. For me it means their final resting place is close by, and it helps ensure the memories never fade.
    For example, our late cat is buried in front of a wall covered in creeping roses, and there is always a profusion of petals scattered over her grave. My son built her a cross, and my other son wrote the words on it. It was their first encounter with death, and I think the grave and cross helped them to accept it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    when any of my animal pals pass, (inc fishies) i bury them in the garden and plant a tree on top and so i can watch the tree grow and take care of it i think about the pet that is helping sustain the tree and its nice =)
    I have chosen cremation for the pets I have lost/will lose. Rex's ashes are in an urn on my buffet...and all the other pets who pass will be cremated and placed on the buffet too. I don't like the idea of burying them, because then I can't take them with me if I move.

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    OH and I have decided when its Tyson's turn to say goodbye we will get him cremated.... and brad would like his ashes to be buried with him when its time for them to met again.

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    I think the idea of a "Rainbow Bridge" is comforting but nutty. Then again how could we possibly know one way or the other - yes I'm a "fence sitter".

    So when someone we care deeply for dies, we go a bit nutty for a while, it's normal, it's called grieving, and if talking about a "Rainbow Bridge" helps, then why not.

    I'm a bit reluctant to volunteer comfort in terms of "rainbow bridge" unless maybe the person who is grieving started it, because if someone said that to me - I'd think they were nutty. I'd understand they meant well but it strikes me as bizarre.

    There's a whole bunch of life after death concepts I really like the idea of, but I like the idea of "mental telepathy" too and it's not working for me. So liking the idea and believing it true are two different things for me and I'm happy with both.

    So I'm all for what ever works for you and if the rainbow bridge works for you, then by all means, use it. I don't have a problem with that. I don't have a problem with being thought weird or strange either.

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    I don't believe in God. But I like to think there is a heaven minus the hell. As for Rainbow Bridge, when I do loose an important animal (more that chooks and ducks), I think I'll send them to Rainbow Bridge. Its better than thinking they'll be in the ground.
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    The Rainbow Bridge is a lovely story. If can bring a lot of comfort to some people when they are mourning a special friend. Afterall it just might be real. Who knows?

    If there is life after death recycling souls would be the best option. Reincarnation would prevent heaven from becoming over crowded.

    This is a whole new topic but have you ever had a pet who seemed to take on the personality of a dog you lost years before?

    I envy those who believe absolutely in an afterlife for themselves and their pets. For the rest of us it's simply a matter of wait and see. There will either be nothing which won't bother us as we will no longer exist or there will be an interesting surprise.

    Sometimes I feel as if departed pets have come back for a visit. A nose pressed into the hand or a presence on the couch beside you when the living dogs are outside. At the time it is very real. Afterwards I have my doubts.

    Good topic. Sorry for drifting away a bit.

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    No, not drifting DH.

    My brother is a buddhist (among other things) and he believes most certainly in soul reincarnation and rebirth.

    I don't believe there is a heaven or hell, I belive we just...die, yet in all honesty my entire family moved out of our house once in NZ because we were all seeing a ghost. Now that was interesting, but another story. So, do I belive in ghosts, yes. but then, how can i if I believe we all just die.

    There are days when i don't know what I believe any more.

    I know my father once believed his beloved Heidi had come back in the body of my Kelsey. A lot of Shepherds had passed by him, but only one did he feel that way about.

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    I don't believe in any organised religon, but do believe there's somthing out there.
    A good comparison would be when a worm can understand a man then man will understand the universe.

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