Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Pets We Want Them To Live Forever

The trouble with pets is ....

They don't last forever.

Don't worry Jack and Rollie are fine.

It will happened one day I know and though my son will be a little older , it will be hard , some might say it's just a pet.

Wrong.

A pet is so much it is your friend , your brother or sister your confidant.

And when you are an only child it is such a comfort you wouldn't believe ( I had a cat growing up called Boots ; "Puss in Boots" how twee is that?!( and yes I was an in,y child as well)



Having only had madcap hamsters before who died it doesn't really prepare your child for the eventuality of what will come . It is an issue time old which we dodge , and when the go conservation comes it is hard to know what to say.

I know he's a teen , he's still a child and and as such the concept of how long lives can be elusive to the young .

So how did you broach this subject according to your child's age?

3 comments:

  1. I reckon kids surprise you with how they deal with things like that. It's a sad but important lesson I guess x Hard to imagine life without our furry friends though ;( x

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  2. My mum's cat recently died under the table and my eldest (age 6) accepted that death is a part of life. My 4 year old however refused to go under tables as he thought that's why she had died. We don't have any pets as I think I'd get far too upset when they died.

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  3. My boys were into their teens (just) when they first experienced the death of a family pet. It's the worst thing about having a pet - the fact that it hurts so much when they die But like people - it's better to have the love and lose it than to never experience it at all.
    My heart went in my mouth when I read the title...
    I'm so glad they're Ok. x

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