Kōrero: Pets

Guinea pig’s ashes

Guinea pig’s ashes

After Softy the guinea pig was put down, she was cremated and her ashes were returned to her owner in this rimu casket. The death of a loved pet can now be formally recognised by a newspaper death or obituary notice, a pet funeral, or burial in a pet garden of remembrance.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Emily Tutaki

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - The modern New Zealand pet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19771/guinea-pigs-ashes (accessed 26 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008