Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday September 19, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Miscellaneous > Off-Topic

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
Thunder Lungs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 33677
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Oak Hill, WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX Sedan
Sonic Yellow COBB Stage 2

Default Minimum grave depth?

So my wife just took our dog to be put down.

He's a 14 year old Chihuahua and he's starting to suffer now, so we thought it best to go ahead and get it over with.

I get to dig the grave, however I don't have much experience in grave digging.

How deep should the hole be to keep other dogs and such from digging the hole back up? Anyone have a clue?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Thunder Lungs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
Helmut
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 85060
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: s.l.c. ut.
Vehicle:
0409 STI/ Fozzy XT
WRB/Dark Grey Metallic

Default

Enough so that the dog does not stick out of the ground. So 1 foot?
Helmut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:29 PM   #3
crsDisease
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 120315
Join Date: Jul 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder Lungs
So my wife just took our dog to be put down.

He's a 14 year old Chihuahua and he's starting to suffer now, so we thought it best to go ahead and get it over with.

I get to dig the grave, however I don't have much experience in grave digging.

How deep should the hole be to keep other dogs and such from digging the hole back up? Anyone have a clue?
trust me on this,

dig it as deep as possible at least 4-5 ft

i made the mistake of digging the whole only 1.5 ft deep for my small dog. and i had the pleasure of finding him months later after my new dog digged him up and brought him in the house.
crsDisease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
Thunder Lungs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 33677
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Oak Hill, WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX Sedan
Sonic Yellow COBB Stage 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helmut
Enough so that the dog does not stick out of the ground. So 1 foot?
Really? A foot deep is all?

I do NOT want to wake up in the morning and see my dog laying out in the yard.
Thunder Lungs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
env
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 96705
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Believe me, growing up in Cali
Vehicle:
Aint Eazy

Default

6 ft deep..
env is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #6
Jump Off
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 77073
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: DELCO, PA
Default

My dad burried both of our dogs behind his shop in a wooded area that he owned, even then he burried them 2 feet down and put a big (like huge) rock over them. And then sandblasted their names in the rock .
Jump Off is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:31 PM   #7
Helmut
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 85060
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: s.l.c. ut.
Vehicle:
0409 STI/ Fozzy XT
WRB/Dark Grey Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crsDisease
trust me on this,

dig it as deep as possible at least 4-5 ft

i made the mistake of digging the whole only 1.5 ft deep for my small dog. and i had the pleasure of finding him months later after my new dog digged him up and brought him in the house.
OMGROFL!
Helmut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:31 PM   #8
Thunder Lungs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 33677
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Oak Hill, WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX Sedan
Sonic Yellow COBB Stage 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crsDisease
trust me on this,

dig it as deep as possible at least 4-5 ft

i made the mistake of digging the whole only 1.5 ft deep for my small dog. and i had the pleasure of finding him months later after my new dog digged him up and brought him in the house.
Ok, that's sounds more reasonable... so just keep digging till I run outta steam?
Thunder Lungs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:33 PM   #9
crsDisease
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 120315
Join Date: Jul 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder Lungs
Ok, that's sounds more reasonable... so just keep digging till I run outta steam?
honestly i'd just lie to the kids and tell them he's burried here, place rock, and just get rid of him by other means.
crsDisease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:39 PM   #10
spanner
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18791
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon
Silver!

Default

4-5 feet deep, in a plastic bag, and a big-a$$ rock on top.

Good luck.
spanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:40 PM   #11
nos
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 53129
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Minnesota
Vehicle:
02 WRX cobbstage2
The very rare WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crsDisease
trust me on this,

dig it as deep as possible at least 4-5 ft

i made the mistake of digging the whole only 1.5 ft deep for my small dog. and i had the pleasure of finding him months later after my new dog digged him up and brought him in the house.

Sorry man, but.............
nos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:40 PM   #12
dmross
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2818
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2000 2.5RS

Default

Grind up for a Chalupa FTW
dmross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:42 PM   #13
Unabomber
Big Ron
Moderator
 
Member#: 18062
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: I can save you a ton of cash
Vehicle:
on car parts so PM
me b4 j00 buy

Default

+1 for deep. A buddy of mine went into his back yard to bury his cat and uncovered....the previous owners' dead cat!
Unabomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:52 PM   #14
teiva-boy
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 22825
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
Default

AFAIK, there is a reason for the reference to being buried 6 feet under. That is the minimum depth in which no worms and such go down.

I'd say 3' minimum, and deeper would be better. Then thrown a nice rock on top.
teiva-boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:55 PM   #15
incorporeal
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1820
Join Date: Jul 2000
Default

make sure you watch out for underground utilities when you dig. I hit a line once and it wasnt fun

FTW
incorporeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:55 PM   #16
fireball_jones
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 67536
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Side of the road, Somerville
Vehicle:
00 AW GM6
And a bunch of parts

Default

Just find a big rock, bury him a foot or two, throw in a little dirt, then the big rock. It's only gotta last a week or two.
fireball_jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:56 PM   #17
Thunder Lungs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 33677
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Oak Hill, WV
Vehicle:
2003 WRX Sedan
Sonic Yellow COBB Stage 2

Default

Ok, it's done.

It's about 5 feet deep, almost up to my shoulders when I stand in it. I have a big stone paver I'm going to lay over it afterward.

Thanks all.
Thunder Lungs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:56 PM   #18
wonkothesane26
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 33362
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Now with 100% more mods!
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Sedan
Pockmarked/dented silver.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spanner
4-5 feet deep, in a plastic bag, and a big-a$$ rock on top.

Good luck.

Why plastic bag? Don't you want the worms and whatnot to eat fido? something something circle of life something
wonkothesane26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:57 PM   #19
JJL330
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 38672
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: VA
Vehicle:
2009 WRX 5dr
Black

Default

My dog is pretty much suffering at this point too I think, so I'm curious to know as well.
JJL330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 01:58 PM   #20
Mike Wevrick
RIP 1/19/64 - 7/23/11
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 24654
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: saraseager.com
Vehicle:
1957 Taggart Comet
atlasshruggedpart1.com

Default

Sorry about your dog. Why bury at all, though? We just had our dog cremated. (We want the same for ourselves when we die.)
Mike Wevrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 02:01 PM   #21
beachbum
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 457
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
8 doobies to
da face

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Wevrick
We just had our dog cremated.
How much did that cost? Did you (or could you have) keep the ashes?
beachbum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 02:02 PM   #22
runnah
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 77447
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Maine!
Vehicle:
2000 RS
Salty

Default

runnah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #23
incorporeal
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1820
Join Date: Jul 2000
Default

my dad cremates all of his dogs and puts the urns on a mantle, hes got 5 up there now. He is going to need a bigger mantle

FTW
incorporeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #24
sti8aevo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 118485
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: ma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crsDisease
trust me on this,

dig it as deep as possible at least 4-5 ft

i made the mistake of digging the whole only 1.5 ft deep for my small dog. and i had the pleasure of finding him months later after my new dog digged him up and brought him in the house.
omfg sorry man but what are those odds
sti8aevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #25
Scoobie Noobie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 65498
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Black Sheep Squadron
Default

Sorry for your loss.
Scoobie Noobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Georgia Law - Minimum Tire Tread Depth chuglobal South East Region Forum 10 07-26-2006 03:47 PM
minimum tread depth and a small sale... shuman New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC 6 08-22-2002 03:08 PM
118 Dead In a Watery Grave (Russian Sub) KC General Forum Archive 6 08-22-2000 12:26 AM
OT: Yeah!!! No More Grave-Yard!!! ndmorespd Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 0 07-14-2000 07:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.