My daughters school held their annual "career day" this past week. My daughter is 7 years old, she is in 1st grade.
My daughter came home and told me that there was a vet at career day, I said oh was it "m's" mom and she said, no it was Mrs K(a well known vet in our area).
She proceeds to tell me about how the vet was telling them that a mommy dog she was taking care of had to have an emergency c section because she was sick, and that when she delivered the puppies that they didnt make it.
My dd understands death and knows that it is a part of life.
But this is where I'm confused.
DD then told me she went into her big bag, and pulled out a jar, and said "these are the puppies that didnt make it"
I looked at DD and said "they showed you dead puppies"
she said YUP in a jar. both of them were in the same jar.
at this point I'm pissed.
She got slightly upset because I was so mad telling me not to call the school and such, and i have not called...yet.
I know it was career day, and i know the vet was just explaining her job to them.
Being a vet just isnt about making sick animals better, and examining them. There are downsides to it, euthanizing, not being able to save them all and so on.
But is showing a classroom of 1st graders a jar of 2 dead puppies necessary?