The Los Angeles Pet Memorial

I was briefly in L.A. over the weekend, so I took the time to visit the L.A. Pet Memorial, my curiosity about it having been piqued after posting recently about how Blinky the Friendly Hen was buried there. It's up in northwest L.A., in Calabasas. If you're ever in the area, and want to do some sightseeing that's more off the beaten track, it's worth checking out. Some of the highlights below:

The coffin showroom, featuring pet-sized coffins

Inside the mausoleum

The grounds spread out over 8 acres. So the park is pretty big.

Yours truly by the grave of "Room 8" — the cat that lived at the Elysian Heights Elementary School. He was once known as the most famous cat in America.

Satan — We'll Miss You

Sir Pretzel Stick — I'll Remember You

Vicious — Our Precious Baby

I finally found the marker for Blinky the Friendly Hen. The front office didn't have a guide to the graves, so you have to find them on your own. Blinky turned out to be in the area directly across from the front office, about 8 rows back.

There's a number of other famous animals buried at the park, including Tawny the MGM lion, Hopalong Cassidy's horse, and one of the dogs from the Little Rascals. Plus, the pets of many celebrities are there — Charlie Chaplin's cat, Humphrey Bogart's dog, etc.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 11, 2017
     Category: Animals | Death

Who's Charlie Chapman? Did he play the Little Trump?
Posted by Aloysius Bibulous on 04/11/17 at 08:12 AM
>>Who's Charlie Chapman?

Oops. Still early. Not enough coffee. Meant Charlie Chaplin, of course.
Posted by Alex on 04/11/17 at 08:32 AM
Dad would bury all the pets we had in the yard when they passed. At least the ones that didn't run off, the ungrateful bastards.
Posted by KDP on 04/11/17 at 09:50 AM
I know someone who recently had a horse buried there. I assume you need to buy a larger plot for a horse. Then they had all of their past pets moved from another pet cemetery to new plots adjacent to the horse.
Posted by Keith Elliott on 04/11/17 at 10:26 AM
The very idea of a pet cemetery (the non-Stephen King type, that is) puts a lump in my throat. Even more do since we had to have our dog put to sleep last week. Appreciate the post nonetheless.
Posted by Brian on 04/11/17 at 10:20 PM
Oh, you must must must see Errol Morris's early film "Gates of Heaven", a documentary about an L.A. Pet cemetery. Because Morris was able to complete the film, his mentor Werner Herzog followed through on a bet and cooked and ate his shoe, which he did on a public stage at a filmed event that was turned into the film "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" by Les Blank. And of course Charlie Chaplin famously eats his shoe in "The Gold Rush". And the circle is complete.
Posted by Jenny on 05/29/17 at 03:02 AM
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