TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: I love funny tombstones – these are for animals

Some Funny Tombstones for Animals

Epitaph on wooden cross over grave of a cow in North Carolina

“Here lies Bossy, a cow who gave milk for many a year.

She made only one mistake in her lifetime.

She tried to kick her master When he was holding an axe in his hands.”

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past


Epitaph to dog in pet cemetery near Philadephia:

“Here lies “RAGS,” my companion for many a year- he was kind to his

enemies and only bit his friends.”

Vinegar of the Four Thieves was a recipe that was known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal properties for years. It was even used to cure the Bubonic Plague. See Thomas Jefferson’s recipe in VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Dale Wright Green

    For some reason this does not strike me as funny.

  2. Frog Price

    Bossy didn’t think so either!

  3. I found it funny – having had to deal with many like Bossy! Thanks for sharing these epitaphs!

  4. Alabama saying, “Never try to teach a pig how to sing. All you will do is irritate the pig and yourself”.

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