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by Abigail Van Buren

Companion Pets Are Some People's Surviving 'Family'

DEAR ABBY: Regarding the reader who thought it was sacrilegious to list the names of the deceased's pets in the obituary -- let's blow his mind. In Las Vegas, there is a pet cemetery where human remains can be buried right next to their pets who have gone on ahead. I know, because I have a friend who took that route. -- MARION PAYNE, LAS VEGAS