Thursday, January 03, 2008

snowy is buried in our backyard

when boyfriend and i did an outdoor check on the house that is now ours, we ran across a stone that said "snowy" on it. well, boyfriend found it- read it outloud- and then i shit my pants. freaking pet cemetary is in my future backyard. how wonderful for us.

in all honesty though, i totally wrote it off to being a cat.. or a bunny. but mostly i assumed it was a cat. i guess because snowy sounds like a dumb cat name. boy were we wrong.

last night we were at the house for our very first night of ripping things off the walls and taking off the popcorn when one of our new neighbors stopped by. she talked to us about the old owner and then she mentioned the fact that an animal was buried in the backyard, just so we would know. we told her that we knew snowy was buried and i made the mistake of asking what snowy was.

her response?

"a dog. a really wonderful, big dog."

to which i promptly freaked out with "a DOG??? a BIG dog?? like how big? like golden retriever big????"

she said yes. like a large sized dog. A LARGE SIZED DOG. and then she said, "well i would hope it's all decomposed by now..." to which i immediately breathed a sigh of relief at the thought that snowy, the monstrous dog, has been buried for at least 5 years.

BZZZZZZZZ- wrong again. when i stupidly asked how long the dog has been dead, she said since right when the owner was moving. so july. THIS PAST JULY. the fucking dog has only been dead for 5 months!!!!! IN MY BACKYARD!

first of all, who the fuck buries a large dog in their backyard? that's just gross. i mean, cremate the dog and put the ashes somewhere, but don't bury the damn thing in your yard. especially if you're LEAVING THE HOUSE THE NEXT DAY TO NEVER COME BACK!!! what a fucking asshole. who does that shit?!?!?! oh yeah, the same fucker who put wallpaper all over every stupid wall downstairs. i think he freaking killed the dog and then buried it. so now i'm going to have a dog spirit that's mad roaming our backyard for all enternity.

honey, we're calling in the pet whisperer.

20 comments:

Badness Jones said...

That is creepy....soooo creepy. Poor you! Don't read any Stephen King this winter, k?

Karen said...

LOL. I was having a sort of bad day. Thank you for presenting that in such an entertaining manner. You made diet coke come out my nose.

By the way, I thought Snowy was a hamster. I have never heard of burring a dog in the yard. I am pretty sure that might even be illegal.

RWA said...

Wallpaper and an animal graveyard.

This sounds like it's going to be fun.

Alison said...

See, when you told me last week that it was Snowy, I immediately thought of a dog. I don't know why, but....well, didn't Brande have a dog named Snowy? So of course I just assumed it was a dog. Lucky you!!

Am I doing okay? said...

Wow. My mom just buried a big dog, OhNo, in her yard. Apparently it isn't illegal or uncommon, because I took a poll. There are probably thousands of things buried all over the property, isn't oil old dinosaurs? You're just a few million years away from extra income.

norcalgirl28 said...

ummm...Frank rotatilling the back yard??? that offer may be off the table now. just a thought, but it may not be such a good idea anymore.

Meg said...

As soon as I read the name, I knew it had to be a dog. I don't know why, maybe because before we bought this house at least 5-10 dogs were buried in the backyard. It creeped me out at first, but I decided it would be fine as long as we never tried to dig a pool or something!

Jill said...

It can be depending on the city ordinances. It was probably to expensive to do a cremation so he just decided to bury the dog. Most animal services will come pick them up if you call them. Just depends on the area.

You could call a pet crematorium and ask what you can do if anything. They may refer you to animal control and they may come and get the body if you wish. Again depends.

It sucks to do that to someone especially if you KNOW your moving, what a jerk!

Stephanie A. said...

Oh, I feel your pain!

The old owners of our house buried a cat in our front yard next to the lamp post. The lamp post is older and I would love to replace it, but it kind of eeks me out to think about doing it. Or planting flowers around it.

Meghan (The Declaration of MY Independence) said...

My great gramma did something like that with her old dog. It was totally illegal b/c she buried her dog IN A COFFIN, and actual coffin. Apparently in our part of town, its OK to bury a dog, but not in a coffin because of obvious reasons.

Kristin said...

oh my... i am laughing my ass off yet, still pretty squicked out!

Starshine said...

It doesn't really wig me out. I mean, it was a sweet dog, and now he's buried. Circle of life, you know? It'll be okay. :0)

Phoenix said...

I was already to tell you that Snowy is a great name for a cat, since my first one was Snowflake. Then I saw it was a dog. Strange, very strange.

Congrats on the house though.

Mommy off the Record said...

Congrats on the new house. That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

We buried our daughter's hamster in our front yard...I dont think small animals is odd at all. I dont think i would bury a huge dog though.

Elizabeth said...

Bleeuuuggghh! That is gross! But congratulations on the house, what a great New Year's present. I can't wait to see some photos!

mothergoosemouse said...

Yep, that's creepy. And if the dog was really big, I wonder if they dug far enough to cover it adequately. I mean, wouldn't you hate to dig down six inches to plant a tulip bulb and find...remains?

carrie said...

That is so wrong.

I'm sorry.

russ said...

the sunken earth will always remind you of snowy

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