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Bury me with my dog

IN CASE anyone had any doubt that we are a nation of pet lovers, a new survey has revealed that Britons’ love of their pets isn’t just for this life… The survey revealed that the most common special request made by the British when planning their funeral is to be cremated with their pet! Or, to be more specific, with the ashes of their pet.

The research was released by Age Concern to promote its funeral insurance plans. In its press release, Age Concern felt the need to clarify the not-too-minor-point about pets being already dead before the funeral. Its note-to-editors reads sternly:

‘Requests to be buried with ones pet's ashes are adhered to if the pet is already deceased. Age Concern Funeral Plans does not organise the cremation of animals nor does it cremate animals following a special request made by the customer.’