Sunday, May 3, 2009

Paris Dog Cemetery, Asnières, Chapter 5 . . .

Several posts down you will find Chapters 2, 3, 4, and the original post Dog Day Afternoon, all showing photos taken in the Paris Dog (and Cat, Horse, Bird, etc) Cemetery, which is along the Seine River, in Asnières, just outside Paris. As you may recall, this day trip got started thanks to a post on Laurie's blog Creating Pictures In My Mind.
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One of the tombstones had the same name as the dog we had when I was growing up in Pennsylvania, who was a small mixed breed mostly black mutt named Blacky. If you set the dates on this stone back about ten years, they would just about work for our dog. As you can well imagine, this brought back all sorts of memories. . . The entire place is full of touching monuments, nothing is more clear than how much people love their four legged friends. Just don't read Stephen King's "Pet Cemetery" before going there. . .
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There is a small population of cats that live in and around the cemetery, and are cared for by the staff. I saw a number of them stretched out on stones. . . this black cat sleeping on Jaguar's tomb was poetic.
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5 comments:

Steve said...

The pussy gravestone looks like some kind of weird feminist commentary...!

Laurie said...

These latest shots of the pet cemetery are very good - I particularly like the black cat on Jaguar's grave. Thanks for letting me know they were being published.
Laurie

cieldequimper said...

Good grief II.

Walter said...

Blacky was a great dog. Not the most intelligent, but full of love and lots of fun to grow up with.

Elizabeth Victoria Knowles said...

These make me sad, but it's nice that the pets were so loved.

Speaking of Blackys, I had a rabbit named Blacky, also a cat named Blacko. No fancy tombstones for them though.