Monday, October 20, 2008

I went to my FIRST coon dog funeral




Today was another first for me: I attended my FIRST coon dog funeral. The Coon Dog Cemetery is located in Colbert County (in the middle of nowhere). Back in 1937, a man buried a coon dog there, and it just had a ripple effect from there. Now, more than 200 coon dogs are buried there. They say its the only cemetery of its kind in the WORLD.
A couple from Pennsylvania drove all the way down with their dead dog to bury it. His name was The Merchant. He actually died a year ago, but when the owners found out about this special cemetery, they dug him up and brought him down.
It is something that could only happen in ALABAMA! If you come and visit, I will take you there.


3 comments:

The Bright Family said...

that is so Alabama--I'll definitely want to visit that when I come :)

Bowie Bunch said...

All I have to say is ewwwww!!

Marsha Ault said...

Josh--I saw the story about the Little Rock anchor tonight. She was really pretty. What a shame.
I love you. Mama