When our pets die, it can be comforting to go and visit their grave so they have a place where to pay respects. There is a dog’s unique burial spot and that has become the favourite spot of animal lovers in the area.
Pets mostly get buried with a simple grave and their name marked there.
But a dog named Rex was buried at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery over 100 years ago, and has a plot that catches the eye:
He has a bronze statue of his own.
This is a true honor and it’s clear that he meant much to his owners, people believe that his owner was a fruit merchant named John E. Stow, who passed away in 1884.
Even though Rex and all people who knew him are now long gone his unique grave site still gets a lot of visitors.
“When it comes to Rex, he obviously stands out,” Stacy Locke, the communications manager for Green-Wood Cemetery, stated for The Dodo.
“People see him from the road — it’s sort of a prominent spot, right off of the intersection of two roads here.”
A heartwarming tradition has taken place now around Rex’s grave: visitors leave sticks in front of his statue.
Locals see Rex as a place to remember their pets who have also passed away.
“People will drop a stick across his little paws,” Stacy said. “Someone also left a picture of a dog there once, maybe their little pet who passed away, as to say, ‘Rex, look after my little one.’
What a beautiful and sad story, Rex was a lucky boy being so loved by his family.