The men who run a pet cemetery, and the men and women who bury their pets, become the subject of this documentary. We first meet Floyd McClure, a paraplegic with a dream to create a pet cemetery. One inspiration is the death of his collie years before; and the other is the local rendering plant, which turns animals into glue. He realizes his dream, only to see it fail. Then we visit a successful pet cemetery, run by a father and his two sons. One is a frustrated musician, nursing a broken heart. The other is joining the family business after selling insurance in Salt Lake City. Throughout, we also meet the people who have buried their pets.
Did You Know?
As of 2020, Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park is still in operation. According to its website, the pet cemetery is the largest and most exotic in the United States. It is still owned and operated by the Harberts family, with Dan and his son David running things at the memorial park. Founders, Cal Harberts and his wife, Catherine "Scottie" Harberts, have both since passed away. Cal passed away in 2001 and Scottie departed this Earth in 2017. See more
When I turn my back I don't know you, not truly, but I can turn my back on my little dog and I know that he's not going to jump on me or bite me. But human begings can't be that way.