Most of us don’t like to think about our pets dying. The ideal place for our pets is right next to us, frolicking and playing, and occasionally looking up at you while you try to eat with big, pitiful eyes that say, “You’re going to share that chicken leg with me, right?”
But everything does come to an end. Animals and people pass away eventually. When that happens, you have to decide how best to take care of the remains. Some people bury pets in the backyard where they lived and played, to keep them close. Others will buy a plot in a pet cemetery, just like any other member of the family. The Victorians started the practice of having beloved pets stuffed and posed so that they could be kept on mantlepieces, and some people continue that even today.