Jerry and Homosexual Bowles cherished their English Cocker Spaniel Maggie for 12 years till she died in January 2021.
The loyal canine lived to be 15 years outdated after being born in a pet mill, and Jerry Bowles mentioned she was merely an exquisite canine. The couple cremated it after her demise, and her urn has rested on Bowles’s desk ever since. However they wished a everlasting resting place for his or her canine that they might go to, they usually reside in a condominium, with no yard to bury her beloved canine.
“Most individuals who reside in condos have the identical downside, the place there is no place to place their pet’s ashes,” Bowles mentioned.
Bowles, a member of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, was not alone. Speaking with different church members, he discovered one other man who had been carrying a number of urns with pets from his previous, and one other member had much more.
Pets maintain a excessive degree of significance at All Angels, as Reverend Dave Marshall began the custom of the annual pet blessing on Saint Francis Day when he grew to become senior provost in 2019. Marshall did some analysis and located the story of individuals buried with pets or remembering their pets for 1000’s of years. He carried on a contemporary model of the custom.