Hartsdale Pet Cemetery (part 5: More Than Human)

Some of the gravestones at the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery use the rhetoric of surrogacy, identifying the non-human animal as, essentially, as good as a human relative—and in some cases, perhaps superior.

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Next to Larry, the “grandson,” lays Luke, the “son.”

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“Our Little Man.”

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In case there was any doubt, yes, I did love my cats more than I loved you.

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Unabashedly claiming interspecies family.

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This one is fascinating: Mickey is not a dog; he is merely a boy in dog-face. I hope someone runs across my blog and is inspired to write a whole article about this.

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