People Are Paying Tribute To A Dog That Died One Century Ago By Leaving Sticks At The Grave Site

Most of us get overly attached to our pets. It is always hard when they die. They become a part of the family because they are loyal companions.

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The feelings of the people who built a monument at the Brooklyn Green-Wood Cemetry for their dog Rex a century ago are therefore understandable. The cemetery is the final resting place for many celebrities like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles Ebbets, and Leonard Bernstein.

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People are paying tribute at the dog’s grave by leaving sticks. Many people have been exploring the cemetery lately. The site covers 478 acres of land.

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Stacy Locke, who is a Communications Manager at Green-Wood Cemetery, explained to My Modern Met that people believe that there is a dog buried at that spot. According to her, that is a chance there was.

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There is a tree near that spot, and so people drop sticks on the paws of the dog’s image. Someone once left a photo of a dog. It could have passed away, and they wanted Rex to take care of the pet.

The grave has been getting unusual attention lately. People in the hundreds have taken pictures and shared them on social media of the century-old grave with the pile of sticks. People are responding with heartfelt comments.