Wheaton's Law and the law of kos too. So I'm writing what is a comment, basically, in a separate diary so I don't muck up the diary currently on the reclist and I'm sure it will quickly go down the Recent Diaries list without too many reads or recs. But I have to say something because it's driving me bananas.
There's a reason that dogs are not allowed in cemeteries, whether there are mourners present or not, whether there are funerals present or not. And I don't care whether the dog owner cleans up the poop in a plastic bag or if the dog only pees--dogs shouldn't be peeing on graves. Period. Whether other people are there or not. And even if the dog owner keeps the dog on a leash the whole time and keeps it away from graves, the little old lady just arriving to the cemetery to mourn the recent passing of her husband isn't going to know the virtues of that particular dog owner.
Yes I know, squirrels and birds do their business on graves and I'm sure plenty of other wild animals too. But wild animals don't have etiquette; people do. It's a matter of respecting the dead. In this particular situation it turned out very well, but it could have just as easily gone appallingly wrong.