The Arts reflect and inspire how we think and feel about the world. Artwork can provide a literal or figurative retelling of events and ideas; art can also reveal ambiguities, contradictions, and hidden aspects of a culture and of our own lives. Works of art shared below reflect the sensibilities of our organization, and may not specifically address burial. Other works may convey an utter disregard for nonhuman animal life and the connections many of us feel towards our companion animals, yet are culturally relevant. Art is subjective.
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The Tree and the Cat by Kievnauchfilm, 1983
The first work posted is a masterpiece of Russian animation - it may not be what you expect. Made at the famed Kievnauchfilm, 1983 – a truly great studio which no longer exists. Soviet animation: The Tree and the Cat
The Mantis Parable by Josh Staub, 2006
The Mantis Parable is a story of life in the face of death; control over our own bodies and stories; compassion, dyspathy and redemption; liberation from captivity; and accepting the risks of sacrifice to help another. It illustrates the potential that we all have to empathize with and help one another. The film has gained international acclaim at film festivals worldwide.
Goodbye Mr. Muffin, directed by Bjarne Sandborg. 2007.
Sweet, moving theatrical representation of the best selling children’s book in Sweden by Ulf Nillson, about a family’s relationship with their beloved guinea pig, Mr. Muffin, who is dying. It ends with a simple burial. For ages 4-10. Book by Ulf Nilsson. Click on link.
updated April 22, 2012