2nd guy in pic
definately seems to have found something decent. look at his eyes! i think he has certainly found a nice bag of brown.
they obviously arent too bright. the old marching powder has a pretty distinct smell to it
Florida cops have cuffed a burglary gang who broke into a house and stole the ashes of the owner's father, believing they were illicit narcotics. The victim returned to her Silver Springs residence to discover she was short of a few items, including electronics and jewellery. Rather more disturbing was the absence of the ashes …
Its far more likely the photo has just caught the guy blinking or just as likely, he could simply be one of those people who try to show a nonchalant arrogance towards others. Burglars almost by definition have a Narcissistic self interest and therefore contempt for others.
Read more closely. They point out that most of the stories going around are legend but then point out that it's based on an actual event and then point out another case where it actually happened and then doubt that it ever happens.
I'm a bit lost trying to figure out what their point is.
...who don't want to risk poisoning the water table. Or don't want to risk some poor unsuspecting future homeowner unearthing the remains, (it sucks - believe me).
Or maybe they just want to take Mr. Barky with them when they move.
I had my cat cremated when he died. He's in a little box that sits on his favourite windowsill.
Would have called in the taxidermist and had the danes (and possibly the dad) stuffed so they could carry on cluttering up the allegedly tiny apartment which had no garden in which to bury them.
Of course these three little Einsteins would probably then have molested the stuffed and mounted remains in a different way but nevermind.....
What? Have you never seen the stuffed dog Rowdy in Scrubs? He is an essential member of the cast, well after his first death...
Of course if more people did this instead of burial or cremation then we could amass private armies of dead pets http://images.wikia.com/scrubs/images/4/44/4x4kyle.jpg but that might be a little freaky, unless we made them into robot armies.
I've buried pets (my own, after they died I should point out). No headstone. But cremation seems a lot of trouble and must be pretty expensive. Keeping the ashes is getting a bit creepy for me. If I didn't have anywhere to bury a dead pet I would be inclined to call my local vet to dispose of it.
Wow, insulted by the moderatrix! Was it the flame icon? That was just because of the cremation.
It was just an odd thing to say. But yeah I took the flame as like, a flame.
You can blame the bastards over in that other thread that has made me despair of humanity all over again as usual.
I'm cremating my dog when he goes. It's not that expensive, £100 or something (including the little box and plaque, apparently). I've got a big enough garden to bury him but I don't really like the thought of it. I dunno.
"I'm cremating my dog when he goes. It's not that expensive, £100 or something (including the little box and plaque, apparently)."
We had our cat cremated after he died of heart failure. Cost £40, and we then scattered his ashes up on Hampstead Heath. Unfortunately the wind changed direction just as Mrs Enorme did the deed, and I suspect I've still got bits of the poor little bugger in the fabric of my favourite coat.
What else do you do with a dead animal? Leave it in a ditch somewhere? Not exactly hygenic, and it's not something any pet owner is likely to go for. Sure you can bury them, but it's a non-starter for anyone with a small garden, with a lot of pets, who's owned multiple pets over a number of years, or who has pets that are large (Great Danes, horses, etc.).
To be honest I am not sure what happens to animals which get put down by the vet if the owner can't or doesn't want to take the body. Probably they do get burned, same as would happen if you asked a vet to dispose of a pet. Hopefully the glue/animal feed/stock cube industries are already served by regular abatoirs (but hell you never know these days).
I wasn't saying anything against burning as a practical way of disposing of dead animals, but cremation implies some kind of ceremony and keeping the ashes afterwards which I find, at the least, a bit creepy.
From Lewis & Short, courtesy of the Perseus project at Tufts:
mātrix , īcis, f. id.,
I. a mother in respect to propagation (in lit. signif. not used of women).
I. Lit., a breeding-animal: of breeding-cows, Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 12; of breeding-ewes, Col. 7, 3, 12; of laying-hens, id. 8, 2, 6; 8, 5, 11.—
1. Of plants, the parent-stem, Suet. Aug. 94.—
2. The womb, matrix (late Lat.): “matricis dolor,” Veg. Vet. 2, 17, 5; Sen. Contr. 2, 13, 6.—
3. A public register, list, roll: “in matricibus beneficiariorum,” Tert. Fug. in Persec. 12.
Man in big truck from a particular company turns up to empty the freezer unit at your local Vet clinic. Pets are then taken to an appropriate incinerator facility and disposed of as per clinical waste - hence the fee from the Vet. To pay for the man to take & incinerate the former pets (environmental whatsit licence - you pollute you pay sort of thing).
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