Hartsdale Pet Cemetery (part 4: Almost Human)

Stanley Brandes has written about American pet cemetery gravestones, tracking how they evidence the increasing humanization (my word, not his) of pet animals. As they increasingly were given human names and human religious and ethnic affiliations, their gravestones also reflected the pet’s adoption of their human family’s identity.

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I love this: pets so beloved, they emigrated with their humans.

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