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Kerry Bogard
12-06-2016, 06:31 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-Chevrolet-HHR-Hearse-/262744311200

Looks like 13 bidders want it....

John ED Renstrom
12-06-2016, 08:24 PM
will it really doesn't look any worse then some of the offerings but the big boys out there. leave it to a guy in his garage to build something like this. i wounder if the rear door glass will still go down?

Richard Vyse
12-07-2016, 07:00 AM
Sorry guys that is just wrong. I don't mind a mini child's hearse knowing they used them in the past but a child's casket on display... come on.

Bill Marcy
12-07-2016, 07:38 AM
I have had an idea to make a service car out of a black HHR Panel, or cargo, whatever you call it. I like oddball stuff, so it has some appeal. However, I agree with Richard on the casket.

Patrick J. Martin
12-07-2016, 10:37 AM
Its not completely far fetched. A pet cemetery near me has a Chrysler PT cruiser with landau bars on it that is used for deceased pets.

John ED Renstrom
12-07-2016, 11:50 AM
Funny how people can be tolerant of others excess only to a point. Me I see no reason to ply the morbit thing to start with. Guess it's all part of Been there done that for real don't need to visit again. Thing. But I know there have been pt cruisers turned into Hearses so one based on the hhr is easy enough to do.

Kurt Arends
12-07-2016, 06:30 PM
There's a whole lot of crazy in this world!!

I cannot comprehend why anyone would need to haul a dead dog or cat in a hearse of any kind, much less buy a grave plot to bury one in!

Patrick J. Martin
12-07-2016, 07:11 PM
Based on your various posts, there seems to be an awful lot you can't comprehend, including how someone can possibly be interested in a car that you don't like, isn't interested in a car that you do, or how someone can choose to spend more money on a restoration than the finished product will be worth. Now you can't comprehend how some pets become genuine family members, and get treated as such even in their passing.

I've got two cats at eternal rest in my backyard. Both are in a pet casket, both have little grave markers, and both rode home from the vet, where they were being kept frozen until I could acquire their casket, in the back of one of my hearses. Silly? Maybe. But it felt right at the time, and giving them a proper burial unquestionably helped me in the grieving process.

One of my current cats is on medication for the rest of her life, with the result that cat medicine is among my monthly bills. I'm sure you think I'm stupid for doing so, for "just a cat". Well she's not just a cat to me, she's my little partner in life, and frankly I'd rather spend my time with her than I would with the majority of people I come across.

I say thank God that some people have bigger hearts than brains, and that not everyone lives their life according to dollars and cents. Otherwise there'd be no charities and no charitable giving. The world is cold and heartless enough as it is.

Kurt Arends
12-07-2016, 11:27 PM
Patrick,
I have also personally buried more than my share of pets in my life. I grew up on a farm that had hundreds of animals, including pets, at any given time. We always had cats and dogs. We currently have 6 horses(in addition to all of our other bad habits!). I consider myself to be an animal lover, but I have a very realistic view of life and death when it comes to pets/animals. I personally feel that prolonging an animals life artificially beyond its normal life expectency is only a selfish act on our part and is not acting in the best interest of the animal. Prolonging the life of a pet that is trying to die of natural causes is not "having a big heart", as you put it.

We(as do you) buried our dead pets on OUR property. I cannot understand wanting to bury a pet anywhere else!

Also...... don't give me that B.S. about how "I cannot comprehend how someone can choose to spend more money on a restoration than the finished product will be worth". That is almost always the case in any well-done restoration. I currently own a '59 Imperial Crown Southampton that is currently undergoing restoration and I have already "invested" twice as much money in its restoration than it will ever be worth!

James Fischer
12-08-2016, 12:11 AM
We(as do you) buried our dead pets on OUR property. I cannot understand wanting to bury a pet anywhere else!

Kurt,not everyone has the ability/luxury to bury their pets on the their own property as some ordinances do not allow it or the owners simply do not own their own property in which to bury them....:my2cents:

Richard Vyse
12-08-2016, 06:44 AM
Wow, and here I thought this was about this PT Hearse. I assumed the PCS ppl had gotten past personal insults but I suppose some things never change. Too bad!!

Peter Grave
12-08-2016, 10:34 AM
The yard is 13 acres and we live here also. I have a large evergreen (Pine Tree) buffer required by the township. Its peaceful shade and pleasant the pet burial ground is there there are currently 20 plus of our friends buried there. I hope in the spring to do some grading and planting to make it a spot to rest and meditate with a couple of benches. I can understand the Pet Cematary folks its better than putting your friend out in the trash or letting the Vet dispose of the remains. We were caring for a friend of Jans German Shepherd as the friend had passed suddenly and Jan had arranged to take the dog. Anyway the girl passed at 13 and the friend had asked the dog be cremated and the ashes buried next to her. We used the Masterpiece to transport her to the vets for cremation. The vets said it was a first also complimented us on the "Beautiful Hearse". One of our dog owning friends and a client of Jans has constructed a Garden of Memory on their property complete with a fountain benches beautiful plantings and stoned walks.We rescue German Shepherds over 12 so far this year. Currently three permanent friends and two Shepherds and one Shih Tzu (ankle biter) for adoption anyone need a dog? Our dogs are part of our household and family members so when they pass the same respect as human passing is accorded. Some think we are nuts but the dog folks all agree as they do it too.

Bill Marcy
12-08-2016, 10:55 AM
The yard is 13 acres and we live here also. I have a large evergreen (Pine Tree) buffer required by the township. Its peaceful shade and pleasant the pet burial ground is there there are currently 20 plus of our friends buried there. I hope in the spring to do some grading and planting to make it a spot to rest and meditate with a couple of benches. I can understand the Pet Cematary folks its better than putting your friend out in the trash or letting the Vet dispose of the remains. We were caring for a friend of Jans German Shepherd as the friend had passed suddenly and Jan had arranged to take the dog. Anyway the girl passed at 13 and the friend had asked the dog be cremated and the ashes buried next to her. We used the Masterpiece to transport her to the vets for cremation. The vets said it was a first also complimented us on the "Beautiful Hearse". One of our dog owning friends and a client of Jans has constructed a Garden of Memory on their property complete with a fountain benches beautiful plantings and stoned walks.We rescue German Shepherds over 12 so far this year. Currently three permanent friends and two Shepherds and one Shih Tzu (ankle biter) for adoption anyone need a dog? Our dogs are part of our household and family members so when they pass the same respect as human passing is accorded. Some think we are nuts but the dog folks all agree as they do it too.

Well said Pete, thank you. As I have previously stated, we love our cats and dogs, they are family.

John ED Renstrom
12-08-2016, 11:16 AM
A can of worms. People need to do as they feel is right for them. We can get into the assisted end of life relate (,people or pets) if we want but it still will not result it. One deeds to do what they feel is right for them. I know a man the made a pair of driving gloves out of the hide of his favorite hunting dog. He needed the gloves and the dog was dead. He said he felt closer to the dog that way. To each his own.

Undoubtedly the driving around with a box and a facsimile in it is some people's way of mocking the inevitable. Fine not my whole cup of tea but I can see were some get there enjoyment of life out of doing so.

The to each his own comes into things. But then there is the don't rub my nose it it also.

Kent Dorsey
12-08-2016, 11:29 AM
Patrick,
Prolonging the life of a pet that is trying to die of natural causes is not "having a big heart", as you put it.

We(as do you) buried our dead pets on OUR property. I cannot understand wanting to bury a pet anywhere else!"
My response:

Our 17 year old cat died last year, after being on chemo pills for the last year and half. Her pet health insurance made all treatments and medication and easy answer, "Do it..."... She rebounded well after after starting the pills and gained weight, in the end, an aggressive tumor that massed at her vaccination point got her. My wife I don't have children, we don't bother other people or tell them how to live their lives. We sought the counsel of the veterinarians and specialist, any arm chair quarterback standing around criticizing medication of our cat, or Patrick's, or anyone else's, is not sought nor needed, akin to discussing politics on this board.

The neat thing about your not understanding "wanting to bury a pet anywhere else" is that you don't have to. No one is here is asking that understanding, nor does it appear is very interested in that opinion to start with.

Noah Dorsey
12-08-2016, 01:41 PM
I'd personally be interested in the vehicle if it had rear fold up seats. I want a hearse with more seating w/o having to alter it.

Personally, I don't think displaying a child's casket is any more or less offensive than a full-size casket. And actually, the caskets don't both me. The skeletons and fake body parts I find in poor taste. But like others have said, to each their own.

Kerry Bogard
12-08-2016, 10:10 PM
Well said Pete, thank you. As I have previously stated, we love our cats and dogs, they are family.

Frankly, I'm proud to belong to any Club that obviously likes animals (with a passion) as much as you guys, LOL. We have 7 cats (2 at the Museum and 5 at home) and spent $4400 trying to save 'Harley', a Manx's life. All it did was make him miserable for 2 more weeks so, I share a piece of several opinions here. He's buried with a headstone here in our courtyard. We've lost a few 'old-timers' in the last 27 years and we actually had them cremated, each now in a beautiful jewelry casket. Vet bills this month are $1500 so, like humans- they need constant medical attention as well.
On this car; this is not the first one I've seen in Fl. done like this and I think Patrick had a great idea of FD's offering a mini-coach, like this, for Pet Funeral's.
We've met many folks here in Central FL.who are attached to their pets, some more then their grown kids :). For myself, the casket SANS, I think, the baby Ghoul, would make the car more saleable. Though, last time I looked he had 18 bids so, somebody's going to take it home. Not too many 'wives' would warm-up to that purchase proposal, LOL.

We're getting really busy here so, while I have the chance, let me take this opportunity to say
"Merry Christmas/ Happy Holiday to you ALL !! " You're a Great Bunch!

Kurt Arends
12-08-2016, 10:47 PM
The yard is 13 acres and we live here also. I have a large evergreen (Pine Tree) buffer required by the township. Its peaceful shade and pleasant the pet burial ground is there there are currently 20 plus of our friends buried there. I hope in the spring to do some grading and planting to make it a spot to rest and meditate with a couple of benches. I can understand the Pet Cematary folks its better than putting your friend out in the trash or letting the Vet dispose of the remains. We were caring for a friend of Jans German Shepherd as the friend had passed suddenly and Jan had arranged to take the dog. Anyway the girl passed at 13 and the friend had asked the dog be cremated and the ashes buried next to her. We used the Masterpiece to transport her to the vets for cremation. The vets said it was a first also complimented us on the "Beautiful Hearse". One of our dog owning friends and a client of Jans has constructed a Garden of Memory on their property complete with a fountain benches beautiful plantings and stoned walks.We rescue German Shepherds over 12 so far this year. Currently three permanent friends and two Shepherds and one Shih Tzu (ankle biter) for adoption anyone need a dog? Our dogs are part of our household and family members so when they pass the same respect as human passing is accorded. Some think we are nuts but the dog folks all agree as they do it too.


Pete,
I grew up with German Shepherds. Incredibly smart, devoted, and loving dogs! Someday, I hope to once again own an acreage where I can get another. My parents have since sold off the building site part of the farm where the German Shepherds lived out there lives, but I could still walk you to the spots where, either Dad or I, buried each of them.

Wayne Krakowski
12-09-2016, 05:51 AM
At my friends farm where I help out they have a section of a paddock fenced off for pet burials,horses,dogs,cats they are family, all buried with their favorite toy and in the case of the horses their winter blanket,easier to spot when we meet again...........