Friday, July 19, 2024

Pet Cemetery, Access Denied

After seeing the sign near the property, it is evident that the Kennel Inn and pet cemetery are permanently closed, with strict no trespassing rules in place.

It isn’t going to happen after seeing this sign. The Kennel Inn is now closed, and there is absolutely no trespassing. I thought that the Kennel Inn was always private property, but according to the sign, it is now.

Kennel Inn sign

After conducting extensive personal research on the pet cemetery in Aurora for now there will not be any new pictures added to my gallery.

Looking from Yonge Street

So I have been reading. Yes, a book. With all the blogging and reading online I have done in the past 4 years, I am actually enjoying a good book before going to sleep. Not that reading books puts me to sleep, but the night is the only time I can actually sit still and read. It is a good thing to wind down after a busy day. Two weeks ago, I visited the Aurora Library and picked up the book “Aurora 1945-1965: An Ontario Town at a Time of Great Change” by Elizabeth Hearn Milner. I am really amazed by the author’s detailed information, 300 pages of 20 years of Aurora history.

Interestingly enough, I found more information about Victor Blochin in Milner’s book.

“… Mr. Victor Blochin who was, by accounts a (white) Russian Count. Victory Blochin lived on Ridge Road, the first side road after the overpass, on the west side of Yonge Street at the south end of town. He had kennels, a pet cemetery, raised West Highland Terriers, made and delivered special dog food to special customers and gave lessons in Russian and chess. He wore a monocle and dressed with panache, often in jodhpurs, riding boots, sport jacket and beret. He wasn’t the usual chap you saw on the post office steps in the town.”– Elizabeth Hearn Milner wrote on page 34.

I flipped to page 300 and Milner writes, “I regret that I could not find pictures of Thelma Fielding, Anne Elizabeth (Wilson) Blochin, Louise McDowell and Vivian Wilcox. Perhaps someone will find photographs of these women as a result of this effort.

Perhaps someone will in deed.

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