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I have now seen every pet cemetery that I know of in the state of Oregon. Four of them, plus six statues or monuments to animals, in a Google Map I created last fall have all been moved to the “Been To” layer. I’ve got three in Washington and three in Idaho on my list, and when I go to Dallas in November, I’ll have to find the time to see the six I’ve found in the metro area. I have loved photographing these places.

Green Acres in Medford has always felt so far away, so I was really excited to see this one on our trip to southern Oregon. I feel like I always claim each pet cemetery I see is my favorite, but this one was really special. The haze made for perfect light for photographing, and there were so many unique gravestones. I think my favorite gravestone photo so far was made this day: “Cat. We’ll miss you. 1971-1972.” Also, isn’t the gravestone for “Useless” great?