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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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As most of you know, I lost my Mason over a week ago. I had him cremated but it is taking so long to get his ashes back. I want my boy back!!

I was just wondering how long it took you to get your pet's ashes back. My boss said she got her dog's ashes back the next day (after they picked him up)!

I'm having a paw print and a plaque done so they did tell me it would take a little longer because of that but geez, it will be close to 2 weeks before I get him back.

Also, did you burry the ashes or do you keep them in the house? My hubby wants to burry them but I don't want to. If we ever move I want to be able to bring his ashes with me.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 03:32 PM
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Moving is exactly why we cremated our dogs so they would not wind up buried in someone else's yard.......

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I'd give them a call. We got Cash's ashes back within about 3 or 4 days. We didn't have a plaque made, but over a week still sounds like a long time.


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I got TJ's ashes back a week later.

I still have his box on my dresser. I can't even think of letting him go yet. You will know what to do with him. I never thought in a million years I would have my dog cremated and sitting on my dresser but that is exactly what I did and what felt right for me. And my husband said the same thing but knew that would not help with my grief process so hopefully yours will understand.

I feel for you. You will know what to do when you get them.

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My heart seriously goes out to you. I'm sitting here tearing up right now just thinking out what you are going through. Just know that you will get him back and will have him with your for always!! Even though he is gone, he will forever be in your heart and mind...and you will meet again someday!!

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All of my dogs that have died have been cremated since I became an adult. There are seven wooden urns on a bookcase in my spare bedroom and each one has a photo of the dog in front. Some of the ashes took as along as four or five days to get back. It also took up to a week to get the wooden box urn as well. If I move, all of my "dogs" can and will go with me. I have never buried any of their ashes yet.

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from past experience, can take from a day or 2 to a week to 10 days, all mine have been private cremations, costs more but I dont want someone else s dog or dogs, all mine sit on the mantle with their picture and when its my time we will all be buried together, sounds odd, but I was suprised to find out how many people do the same thing, I was always antsy till i got their ash's back, and knew they were home and safe, there will be closer once you receive the ash`s

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Doerak's ashes were mailed back to me within one week.

I don't know what to do with them. Like you, I don't want to bury them and then move and leave him. So, they are in my kitchen cabinet.
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I got Princess back in a week but she was a cat and i didnt have a paw print done or anything. Her ashes actually now sit in the back of my curio cabinet. She was also put to sleep 11 years ago.


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Thank you all, I did pay for a private cremation and I know he will be on my nightstand, as close to me as possible.

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