Recently, while traveling, I saw the tourist attractions to visit in Red Bay, Alabama. On the Internet I read about a cemetery for dogs, which was a kind of attraction of these places. Key memorial cemetery kun is the dog underwood in Northwest Alabama is worth a visit if you’re passing through. I’ve never been in cemetery dogs before nor have I ever owned this breed of dog. However, I had dogs that were very dear to me. What they say about a dog is man’s best friend-so true. For many, losing a dog is like losing a family member. It’s moving to see this cemetery and a tribute to a beloved and loyal hunting dogs. The first dog was buried in this cemetery established by key underwood is his special friend and raccoon troops, on September 4, 1937, after more than fifteen years of combined hunting. The Coon dog cemetery is the only one of its kind in the world, and only raccoon dogs (raccoon is any dog trained to hunt raccoons) you can bury is.
The place that the dog was buried, was once a hunting camp that raccoon hunters from across the region gathered. Underwood, on the grave with a stone that he hand chiseled out a team name, and date, using only a hammer and screwdriver.
Other hunters began to bury their Coon dogs in the same cemetery where the unit was buried. There are more than 185 dogs from throughout the United States buried in the cemetery. What can I say, the last raccoon, who is buried in the cemetery was in 2015.
As I began to walk to the cemetery, initially, my first impression was reminiscent of “traditional cemetery” engraved tombstones. But the more I watched this special cemetery, I found a serious non-traditional markers such as wooden slats for filename hollowed or burned into the wood, some gravestones were stones that had names engraved on the stone with hand chisel, the other was a self-made concrete blocks, where the fingers in the still wet concrete wrote an inscription to your beloved dog.
Some of the graves in the cemetery, at the memorial dogs at burial sites, for example, one stainless steel dog dish, there is still a collar, and more than one had a collar with draped on a tombstone. I looked at all the graves as I walked around and noted the names that were inscribed on stone, including easy flower itself “Bommer”, bean, old Roy, buck shot, squeak, and ol Lou. Tombstones are etched with a heartfelt message, such as “ash 3, Good Coon Hounds, friend, and if it gets it in your mailbox, you’d better open it and see, because he has them.”
In addition to grave markers and gifts, flowers adorning the graves were everywhere as far as I could see. Knowing how many Coon dogs for their owners was really touching, and it was evident in the attitudes crashed into tombstones. If you are in the area, stop by and visit this special cemetery, and don’t forget to sign the guestbook. I did!