There was no question for us that we'd have Babe cremated. I found it did make it a little better when I got my precious girl's ashes home. The pet crematory here did such a wonderful job. I could feel the love when I got her back - the love she had for me & the love she was treated with by them. They even saved me a lock of her hair. She is on my dresser, next to my favorite picture of her & the 'angel dog' ornament my husband bought me. He also had a dog tag made for me with a an angel & her name & her years. I wear this next to my heart everyday. Today I am having a bad day and I don't know why. It's been 5 weeks and 2 day and I miss her so much. I know part of the problem is I haven't had time to mourn really. I am the type that needs to be alone to cry and get it out of my system. My husband and friends have yet to let me have that. Hubby even 'made' me keep my hair appointment the day she died. I sat in the chair crying the whole time.
As the other posters have said, you need to decide what is best for you. I wish you and everyone here that is hurting peace and love. ~ V Babe's Mommy
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Mahatma Gandhi