Every dog owner in the world knows what kind of a special bond they form with their dogs. Dogs are our best friends, confidants, companions, and family members. That’s why losing a dog is a blow some of us can’t ever recover from.
And we try to find a way to honor them. And it’s not a “modern thing.” A particular 100-years-old monument to a dog is the best proof. He was undoubtedly loved very much, and his owner wanted to show his gratitude and love.
The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is famous for being the final resting place of many well-known musicians and artists. Some of them are Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. But the most interesting thing about it is a 100-year-old grave of a dog called Rex.
This unique dog-shaped monument is located at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn
People visiting this cemetery have been dropping twigs on this dog’s grave to honor him
For years now, the Green-Wood Cemetery visitors have been leaving branches and sticks on the dog’s grave to pay tribute. In recent months, the pile became larger with every passing day since the Coronavirus pandemic made this 478-acre burial ground a popular place for people to explore.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, his assortment of sticks has grown remarkably
“I think people like to believe that there is a dog interred there and there very well might be. But it’s hard to say,” Stacy Locke, Communications Manager at Green-Wood Cemetery, told the reporters.
“It’s right under a tree and there are lots of sticks around. People will drop a stick across his little paws. Someone also left a picture of a dog there once, maybe their little pet who passed away, as to say, ‘Rex, look after my little one.’”
“I think people like to believe that there is a dog interred there and there very well might be”
The visitors share photos of the statue and the sticks, and this wonderful 100-year-old monument at the Green-Wood Cemetery is gaining a lot of attention online.
Here’s what people say about the headstone and the collection: