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.

image

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

image

“Our Little Man.”

image

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

image

Unabashedly claiming interspecies family.

image

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.