HELP! Our dog died and my children are beside themselves! :*(
HELP ME! Our dog, of 14 years, died on Saturday. One of my girls (she is 6) is so distraught over this. She is crying a lot. Whenever she walks outside to where he is buried she cries, whenever she sees a picture of him she cries, whenever she thinks about him she cries. I know that this is what she is supposed to do, as far as grieving, but what else can I tell her to help her to not be consumed with him? I have told her that he is in Heaven, running and chasing after bunnies, that he is up there with their grandparents, that he is all better now, and not sick anymore (he was suffering from canine cognitive disorder, aka dementia, old age, couldn't hear anymore). We've told her that he is happy now, and feels like a puppy all over again. That he is watching her from up there, and is thinking about her just as much as she is thinking about him. We all miss him, and life is certainly a whole lot different than it was just 3 days ago. I keep going to the door, to look to see what he is doing, and he's not there.....:*(
Any ideas on how to help her cope with this? He was an inside dog, who laid on the couch with us, slept in bed with us, got to eat birthday cake (his own birthday cake) with us, rode in the cars with us...he did everything with us.
I have 3 children...the one, I guess is not as effected by it (she is 12), then the twin to the one I talk about above is bothered, but not nearly as much as this one. She will say something, and then move on.......