Saturday, March 1, 2008

Portsmouth Pet Cemetery

Out in the quiet countryside of southeastern Rhode Island, somewhere between Portsmouth and Newport, you'll find a tiny pet cemetery. Located in the front yard of the K-9 Instincts pet hospital are the remains of dogs, cats, birds and various other creatures that have kept local (and some not so local) Rhode Islanders company over the past 70 years or so. In fact this little graveyard was first opened in the late 1930s, and its most famous resident is "Pookie,' longtime companion of Edward and Wallis, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

That's right, Pookie: