Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

Abby Burnett Said, “The Dog Made Me Do It”

09 Oct 2019 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Abby Burnett, frequent cemetery visitor, comes back to Hobbs State Park to present one of her interesting, odd, or surprising programs on cemeteries.  Be prepared to be entertained.  

We Americans love our domesticated animals.  We pet them, scratch them, build elaborate things for them to climb on.  We build fancy houses for them.  We take them on long walks and teach them parlor tricks.  Some of us even dress them in human clothing.  There is however nothing that shows that we love our pets more than when it comes to that last dog bone in the sky, yes, cemeteries.

Perhaps a special pet cemetery becomes the last resting place, but it is just as easy to find humans’ grave markers containing photos, statues or laser images of a beloved dog, cat or other animal, or at least epitaphs referring to them.  The reality of these instances can, to say the least, be enlightening.

According to Burnett, “My presentation will include stories of life-sized sculptures of pets and their owners, tombstones showing circus and rodeo performers with their animals, and tell the tale of Missouri’s psychic ‘Jim the Wonder Dog.’”

Sound like fun?  Don’t be dogmatic.  Bring your friends and neighbors to this one. 

When:    Sunday October 20, 2019

Where:  Hobbs State Park’s visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

Cost: For more information on Hobbs programs, trails, picnicking, or meeting room rental:  Call:  479-789-5000

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