This is a bit morbid but practical nonetheless. Some people bury their cats at a pet cemetery. There is a pet cemetery not that far from where I live. There is at least one in New York, USA. There are probably many more. Well, you may have heard that New York’s Division of Cemeteries has instituted new regulations allowing people to have their cremated remains buried with their pet. It was banned until recently but I fail to understand why.
I don’t know how popular this will be. The first question is how many people have their cat or dog buried at a pet cemetery? I would have thought most people have their cat cremated. Some people, like me, then take the ashes home.
In my case I want my body to be cremated and the ashes mixed with the ashes of my cats, which are in an urn in the living room. But then what happens to the combined ashes? That, I am not sure about at present.
I’ll probably have them scattered over a place or buried in a place that I love. I just want my ashes to be with the ashes of my cats for all eternity.
I am actually surprised that there was a ban on the ashes of a person being buried at the grave of their pet. I can’t see anything wrong with it but I can see a lot that is right about it.
I don’t know what the rules are across the USA or UK on this matter. I just know I want to be with the remains of my cats when I die. That is that for me.
This is an entirely emotional decision. There is no DNA in ashes so there is no direct connection between the person or the cat and the ashes in an urn. Ash is ash wherever it came from. Actually that appears to be inaccurate. There may be slight differences in ash composition depending where it came from. For a person it is made up of calcium phosphates with some minerals.