Friday, February 17, 2012

Le Cimetière des chiens d'Asnières-sur-Seine II - Tipsy's Secret

Tipsy


Yesterday was the first of many photos from le Cimetière de chiens.  Terry, one of my thoughtful readers,  left a comment with this link from *le Figaro .   Apparently dear sweet Tipsy was buried with a diamond encrusted collar worth 9,000 euros and his/her neck and the grave was robbed recently!   The name Tipsy ran a bell and as luck would have it......I had taken a photograph when we visited in January.  I share it with you today. 

*For an English version of the crime click here

Mary, Marie and Richard decided that the directions to the cemetery posted on the internet were not the quickest, so I give you Mary's directions here. It's a delightful, short walk through this charming little town. I highly recommend!

"Take the line 13 (direction Asniéres-Gennevillers) to the Gabriel Péri stop.  Take rue des Bas east toward the river - turn right on rue Renan to left on bvd Voltaire...follow to the entrance to the cemetery."

15 comments:

ALAIN said...

Assez drôle cette histoire de tombe "profanée", comme dit le Figaro. Enfin, une enquête de police vraiment utile.

Malyss said...

Surement une nouvelle légende urbaine..

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I wondered how you would remember that you saw Tipsy's final resting place but now that I see the stone marker I understand. It is... memorable. I can believe that the owners were American.

Great story!

M said...

Poor Tipsy! So glad you had this photo in your files to complete the story.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Now all I need is to be there ..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mimi's grave is a little 'quieter' than Tipsy's, I can see why you remembered snapping it Virginia. The broken heart is just too sad, but that truly is how you feel when you lose a treasured pet.

Starman said...

People who do things like bury their 'pet' with expensive jewelry are not quite right in the head.

JM said...

If the neckless was sold to help people in need, hats off to the thieves! I think no one loves animals more than I do, but I totally agree with Starman.

Alexa said...

I'll have to give a nod to Starman's assessment too. But I hope they catch the thieves who had the audacity to leave Tipsy strewn about like that. For shame altogether!

Harriet said...

What a story! We can always depend on you to keep us informed of the latest happenings in and around Paris.

♥ E.T. Suzy ♥ said...

My sister-in-law works at a pet cemetery in Vegas. I'll have to remember to pay a visit.

Shell Sherree said...

Somehow I doubt Robin Hood was the culprit, much as it's nice to hope the proceeds went to a noble cause. ;) I'm sad that poor little Tipsy wasn't left to rest in peace but it's a good warning to those who like to make lavish gestures with their departed loved ones ~ discretion is the better part of valor. Have a gorgeous weekend, dear V.

VP said...

Funny pcture... Please forgive me, may I find this a bit absurd?

Carla said...

Hi Virginia, didn't you love this place. So cute. Carla xx

Carla said...

Hi Virginia, didn't you love this place. So cute. Carla xx