Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pets are people, too!

I thought today we'd take a bit of a departure and visit a PET CEMETERY!

Greenbrier Pet Cemetery is located on West Kelly Park Road, between Plymouth-Sorrento Road and Round Lake Road, northwest of downtown Apopka.

I was a bit curious to see if I could discover any real graveyard rabbits buried here, but only found a bunch of dogs and cats.

However, I was surprised to discover quite a few pet owners had chosen their final resting place with their animal companions.

One of them was Betty J. Williams (1925-1998), whose marker declares her "Our Beloved Sister."

I couldn't tell which pet she "belonged to." But, she must have been pretty devoted!


Anonymous said...

How neat. I have not been to a pet cemetery yet. It sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.
I wonder if my yard would count. I have been here for over 30 years and there are numerous pets buried in our yard, but not a rabbit.

Terry Thornton said...


Interesting. A few months ago I went to the Coon Dog Cemetery in the hills of northwest Alabama. It is a most interesting cemetery --- but it discriminates between animals and within the canines, it excludes rabbit hunting dogs, squirrel hunting dogs, bird hunting dogs --- only coon hunting dogs are allowed. [If you are interested in reading about that trip and cemetery, google "hill country + coon dog cemetery" and you'll find the link.]

Pet cemeteries are indeed found scattered across the country --- and I'm sure someone will find a marked grave for a rabbit!

Terry Thornton
Fulton, Mississippi USA

Debra Jane Seltzer said...

Actually, there IS a rabbit gravemarker at Greenbrier in Apopka:

I have lots of pet cemeteries from around the country and there are some other rabbits here and there in the mix: