For a companion piece to our Halloween slide show on some of the great old graves at Evergreen Cemetery, we went to the oft-passed-yet-seldom-visited Pet Rest Memorial Park on Highway 115 just past the entrance to the May Museum to visit the graves of some of the thousands of beloved pets interred there. The incredible variety of names and memorials say as much about the owners as they do about the pets that have been buried there for more than 40 years.

To visit or contact Pet Rest:

55 Rock Creek Canyon Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
719-576-0496

(Music in the slide show is “In My Life” as performed by Johnny Cash)

 

4 Responses to Pets at Rest: A Visit to the Pet Cemetery

  1. January says:

    You KILLED me with this! What an awesome tribute to our four legged family members.

  2. Johanna Pettit says:

    Booooohooooo, I love them. The best friends EVER! You just want to squeeze there furry little selves.

  3. boomer49 says:

    Ah man….you guys are mean, makin’ a 61 yr old man tear up like this.

  4. Sarah says:

    Awwwwwww…. to Johnny Cash as well…. sniffle… and it’s not even Friday!! Lovely slide show!

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