compare and contrast: a family

compare and contrast:
a family friend recently died. He was cremated. His wife and brother recently collected the ashes – in a plastic bag inside a tupperware type container. They then went and scattered them in a local church, at the beach, and, upon finding some leftover in the bag (“a whole handful” according to his widow), under the rose bushes.
a family friend’s pet dog died recently. He was cremated. The ashes were recently delivered to our friend’s home – in a smart wooden casket complete with brass nameplate. He will find a resting place in the garden he played in for most of his life.