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Rhetorical Query: 19 March 2010
Jill Stanton-Huxton asks:
Certainly Mrs Hammerstein deserved a burial within the again backyard relatively than being thrown out with the garbage (Tim Dowling, 12 March)?
To reply this query it’s necessary to keep in mind that Mrs Hammerstein, regardless of her identify, was a snake – and snakes within the wild haven’t any custom of burying their useless.
It’s true that many snake-owners really feel it applicable to bury their snake upon its demise; and that Dowling’s home has a backyard, as revealed in earlier columns, that means this plan of action would have been potential. Moreover, some councils request that individuals don’t put their deceased pets within the garbage (see for instance Uttlesford council, which states that “pets are appropriate for neither recycling nor landfill, and shouldn’t be disregarded for assortment”).
With regard to Mrs Hammerstein’s particular expectations and the treatement she deserved, nonetheless, we will be comparatively assured that she wouldn’t really feel let down by the Dowling household’s therapy.