Moonie and Spud came to us approximately 5 years ago in very unusual circumstances. Moonie passed away earlier this week but we burred him and gave him a proper funeral just a few minutes ago. Spud had passed on nine months ago.
Moonie and Sud were abandoned on a street corner. Tina brought them home as someone knew a big hearted person would pick them up and care for them.
Realtors can tell you stories.
Most Realtors can tell you pet grave stories if they have been in the business for a decade or two. Some pet owners go so far as purchasing grave stones for their pets. Some pretty nice ones, some pretty weird ones, and some of considerable size.
In my experience Sellers that have their own pet burial sites usually leave the tombstone behind wrongly thinking it will remain in place. Most end up in the trash nearly as quickly as the moving van rounds the corner out of site. Some Sellers take the tombstone with them as a reminder of their beloved pet.
I've seen nice tombstones like this one:
and then there is the (unintentionally) grotesque:
If you are a Seller keep in mind, the Buyer is no more enthused to have your pet burred in their new backyard then they are to have your Aunt Genevieve burred in the backyard. I'm not suggesting that you dig up the dead but I strongly suggest that you remove any markers and that you do not mention the graveyard under the old oak tree under any circumstances.