, Spike b. 1952 d. 1962 Canine Actor. Rescued by animal trainer Frank Weatherwax from a North Hollywood Animal Shelter, he was trained to perform and do tricks. He auditioned for and won the role of 'Old Yeller' in the 1957 Walt Disney movie "Old Yeller"; which may be his most memorable role. Other credits include the role of 'King' in "The She-Creature" (1956), 'Patrasche' in "A Dog of Flanders" (1959) and 'Pete' in "The Silent Call" (1961). He guest starred in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Weatherwax Residence, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Unders shade tree in the back yard.
, Strongheart b. October 1, 1917 d. June 24, 1929 Canine Actor. Born Eztel von Oeringen and trained to be a police/war dog, he was brought to America by the filmmaking team of Laurence Trimble and Jane Murfin. The duo changed his name and trained him to act. He became one of the earliest canine silent film stars of his time, earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Movie credits include "The Silent Call" (1921), "Brawn of the North" (1922), "The Love Master" (1924), "North Star" (1925), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to owner.
Adios b. January 3, 1940 d. June 22, 1965 Champion Harness Pacer. Although he was a multiple world champion during his racing career, he is best remembered for his tremendous success in siring future race champions. In his 19 years as a stud, he sired a total of 589 offspring. Eight of his children, including Adios Harry, Noble Adios, Shadow Wave, Adios Butler, Bullet Hanover, Henry T. Adios, Bret Hanover and Romeo Hanover each won the Little Brown Jug title. Two of his sons, Adios Butler and Bret Hanover both became winners of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Meadow Lands Farm, Meadow Lands, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Under his favorite apple tree
Affirmed b. February 21, 1975 d. January 12, 2001 Race Horse. In 1978 he became the 11th horse to win horseracing's Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes races). A three-year old ridden by jockey Steve Cauthen that year, whose three races and other encounters that year in essence a rivalry with another top horse of the day, Alydar. Affirm captured the Derby by a length and a half, the Preakness by a neck and the Belmont by a head. Although...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Jonabell Farm Equine Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Alydar b. March 23, 1975 d. November 15, 1990 Prize Winning Race Horse. As a 2-year-old, Alydar won 4 of his 8 stakes races and finished second in the remainder. He was matched 5 times against soon-to-be arch rival and divisional champion Affirmed, winning 2 while losing 3, including a photo finish loss in the Laurel Futurity. In 1978, Alydar began his career in Florida while Affirmed raced in California. Next came some of the greatest racing in North American turf history. Alydar finished second to Affirmed by 1 1/2 lengths in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Terry C) Calumet Farm Equine Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Ap Iorwerth, Gelert Gelert the dog is said to have belonged to Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd, whose full name is Llywelyn Ap Iorwerth. Gelert's grave can be found in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Llywelyn the Great was born in 1173 and was in power over most of Wales from 1195 until his death in 1240. We can only estimate that his dog would have lived at some time during his rule. Historians do not all agree that the story of Gelert is true or that this grave contains his actual remains. Some...[Read More] (Bio by: Jen Drake) Non-Cemetery Burial, The site of Gelert's Grave in Beddgelert
Arabella the Spider d. 1973 Space Spider. Arabella, a common spider, was NASA's first eight-legged astronaut! However their were two eight legged astronauts, Anita and Arabella got their mission because a high-school student named Judy Miles wondered if spiders could spin webs in a weightless environment. She suggested sending spiders into space to find out. NASA space scientists liked her proposal and went to work designing special cages, lights, and cameras. On August 5, 1973, Arabella and Anita blasted off into space...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) United States Space And Rocket Center, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Arkle b. April 19, 1957 d. May 31, 1970 Champion Racehorse. Best remembered for winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup three consecutive years (1964, 1965, 1966). Considered one of the best racers of his time, he won 27 of the 35 races in which he competed. His major wins include the Cheltenham Gold Cup, King George VI Chase, Irish Grand National, Hennessy Gold Cup, Leopardstown Chase, Whitbread Gold Cup, Gallagher Gold Cup, Punchestown Gold Cup, and the Powers Gold Cup. He was posthumously inducted into the British Steeplechasing Hall of...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Non-Cemetery Burial, Skeleton on display at The Horse Museum in Ireland.
Assault b. March 26, 1943 d. August 2, 1971 7th Triple Crown Winner. The 1946 Triple Crown winner had jockey Warren Mehrtens in the saddle. Mehrtens at 25 had never ridden in a Derby and would never do so again. Assault won the Derby by eight lengths matching the Derby record. In the Preakness, he was favored for the first time and hung on to win by a neck. He was not favored to win the Belmont. Mehrtens with a bad start nearly falling off his mount still managed to win by three lengths. Assault was handicapped when as a colt...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) King Ranch, Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas, USA
Balto the Wonder Dog b. 1919 d. March 14, 1933 Wonder Dog. Balto was the new rookie lead dog for a sled team operated by Alaskan dog sled master, Gunnar Kaasen. Gunnar Kaasen was in the second to last leg of a dog team relay that had to deliver some diphtheria epidemic lifesaving intitoxin serum from Anchorage Alaska to Nome. Gunnar could not find the next person in the relay in a blinding blizzard and had to continue on all the way to Nome. With Balto leading, Gunnar carried on and managed to survive to deliver the antitoxin. Balto and his...[Read More] Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Bamse, Sea Dog b. 1937 d. July 22, 1944 Royal Norwegian Navy Sea Dog and War Hero. A Saint Bernard, Bamse (pronounced "Bum-sa"), Norwegian for "Teddy Bear," was adopted by the Free Norwegian Navy during World War II as its mascot, and became an icon for allied morale. Owned by Norwegian Harbor Master and Royal Naval Reserve Lieutenant Erling Hafto, Bamse was born in the small town of Nedre Eiker, where Hafto purchased the puppy while visiting Oslo on business. Bringing the puppy home to Honningsvag, on Mageroya Island, on the north...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Non-Cemetery Burial, Burial next to the entrance to Montrose Harbor, Scotland
Barbaro b. April 29, 2003 d. January 29, 2007 Race Horse. He finished first at the 2006 Kentucky Derby race. His dramatic finish in that race led to widespread public speculation that he might be the next Triple Crown winner of horse racing (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes; in the 125 year history of horse racing, only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown; the last horse was Affirmed in 1978). Severely injured during the 2006 Preakness Stakes, he struggled through a number of operations before being...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Churchill Downs Derby Museum Garden, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Barry The Legendary b. 1800 d. 1814 Barry was a legend during his life. The story, probably invented by P. Scheitlin, was often narrated and was cited in many books and journals. The stories were of great importance to the rising fame of the Saint Bernard dogs. Barry, the most famous Saint, lived in the Monastery from 1800 to 1812. With his help, over 40 people were saved. A monk escorted the aging Barry to Berne, where Barry died two years later. In 1815, Barry's body was put on...[Read More] (Bio by: HunterRetriever) Cremated, Other, Stuffed and on display at the Berne Natural Museum
Bart the Bear b. January, 1977 d. May, 2000 Animal Actor. Doug and Lynne Seus adopted Bart when he was 5 weeks old, a tiny Kodiak brown bear that was born in a zoo to a captive bear. Bart grew to over nine feet tall and weighed over 1,500 pounds in his prime. Because of his impressive size and good-natured demeanor, Bart was in huge demand in the film industry. He starred in two dozen feature films and television episodes, including "The Bear", "The Great Outdoors", "White Fang", and "Legends of the Fall". In 1990, Bart became a global...[Read More] Wasatch Mountains at the Seus Ranch, Summit County, Utah, USA
Bear 'Hero Golden Retriever' b. 1990 d. September 23, 2002 The Guinness Book of World Records named Bear, the golden retriever, the most celebrated dog in the world. The rescue dog became a celebrity after being denied health benefits due to the ultimately fatal ailments he incurred during his rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Benji I b. 1957 d. 1975 Animal Actor. Benji I who's real name was 'Higgins' was owned and trained by famed animal trainer and breeder Frank Inn. Inn adopted 'Higgins' in 1960 from the Burbank Animal Shelter in Burbank, California. Inn trained him and he went onto appear in the television series, "Petticoat Junction" (1963-1970), and his first feature film, "Benji" (1974). (Bio by: K) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Urn located in the casket of Trainer Frank Inn
Best Mate b. January 28, 1995 d. November 1, 2005 Champion Racehorse. Best remembered for winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup three consecutive years (2002, 2003, 2004). Considered one of the best racers of his time, he won 14 of the 22 races in which he competed and placed second in six of them. His major wins included Mersey Novices' Hurdle, November Novices' Chase, Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, Haldon Gold Cup, Peterborough Chase, King George VI Chase and Ericsson Chase. In his final race, he was competing in the William Hill Haldon Gold Cup at...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England Plot: Ashes buried beside winning post