Posted by steve, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on May 9, 2012 at 11:50 am
Hmmmmm ... we can do without your troll spewing liberal guilt ribbon comments. The great thing about being an American is that you can spent your money however you want to, although the good king socialist Obama desires otherwise. A few hungry children? Why don't you become a do gooder missionary in the Fillapines or something,.
Posted by Been there, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm
When our daughter pet hamster Suzette died, we had a full blown burial ceremony, ad we had here remains put into a beautiful mausoleum. It was followed by a party for100 of our closest friends, where we talked and remembered Suzette and here happy days spinning the wheel in her cage.
Posted by Kathy, a member of the Harvest Park Middle School community, on May 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm
I got a cute little duck for Easter one year. He outgrew the box, so we kept him in the garage and would let him out (in the summer, not the winter because it's cooooold in Chicago in the winter). One day a dog jumped the fence and picked up Ducky and ran off with him. We found Ducky's head later that day but not the body. We buried the head and a few feathers and put a cross over his grave.
Well, to make a long story short, we called our city councilman to complain about our neighbor's dog being off the leash. As it turns out, the dog owner was a Teamster boss who had bought off the entire city council. I learned a lesson then and there about unions and Chicago politics.
Posted by Pet Lover in Pleasanton, a resident of the Golden Eagle neighborhood, on May 12, 2012 at 6:56 am
I think it was a lovely story and very heartwarming. I don't understand why anyone would make a negative comment on a story about families loving their pet/family member. It is/was the beauty of America that we can spend our hard earned money as we see fit. I would not be a bit surprised if these folks were heavy contributors to many charities, too. Pet lovers tend to be generous and kind. I feel sad for those of you that do not understand this story.