I know it may sound silly but I don't know how to tell her her dog died today. He was 14 years old so he's been around her whole life and I know it's just a dog we're talking about but he was a part of our family..
Death is never silly. No matter if it is a human or a pet. Your dog meant something to your family and her; it was family. It is important that you tell her the truth. Let her know that the dog was old, and he was taken to Heaven. (If you believe in Heaven and God; some people don't.) Tell her that he will not be coming back, and make sure that you have some pictures around for her to remember him. I'm not sure if she will understand. My mom passed away last month and my 6 year old understands that she will not be coming back, but she is in a better place. My 4 year old still thinks that she is still in the hospital and he can not see her. Be patient with her as her emotions may come and go, and just remind her how much everyone loved your dog and that no one will take it's place.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 9:14 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by lilmoosesmom at 9:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
So sorry for your loss :(
Answer by MommyH2 at 9:24 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
The ladies above me done a very good job in helping. I'll add this information as well.
Answer by musicmom08 at 9:27 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
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Answer by liss05 at 3:50 AM on Sep. 1, 2010