When Izzy died, I had him cremated, but didnt want a casket, as that seemed a bit morbid. Like Angela, I don't particularly want his ashes, but don't want to part either, so , at the moment, he is still in my car's glove compartment (he liked the car). I'd like to save up all my dogs and take them with me, but then there's the guilt that some were left at the vets (when cremation wasn't as popular/affordable) and some may outlive me, so all won't be treated alike.
I had wondered about what to do when Izzy's time came (and he was pts at the vets), as the large local crematorium is actually used by all local vets and the lady told me that the process, except for return of ashes and individual attention, is the same (full respect and scattering -no use by industry, as some have suggested). So should I invest in a personal service, when the money could benefit another animal ?
Izzy died at home,and at a weekend, so I used a small local, which is a lot cheaper, too, and probably will now, as long as the man (older than me) keeps his operation going. The problem is that they give individual attention, because they are limited, by new laws, on how many cremations they can do, but if the law clamps down even more, they may have to close.
Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.