A couple in Kanchanaburi Province has spent 1.5 million baht to build an elaborate ‘romanesque’ mausoleum for their pug dog who died of old age. In a rather macabre attempt at preservation, they have arranged two refrigerated coffins to ‘preserve’ their beloved woofer.
Defying Buddhist convention for the deceased, the owners are keeping their dog on ice instead of cremating him.
One of the dog’s owners, Teppitak Somboosap, says he had raised the dog since it was a puppy.
“My mother is Christian and my father is Buddhist so we decided to build this beautiful resting place for him.”
Teppitak has two chilled coffins in his bedroom. When one coffin becomes icy and needs to be cleared out he switches his deceased dog to the other one.
“We can take him out of the coffin and hug him whenever we want.”