Losing a Pet: Lucy's Last Day and How I Told the Children

I decided I needed to have a conversation with my twins about our dog Lucy's death the day before we had her put down.I honestly didn't know what to say, how to approach it. I decided that the best thing to do was to be completely honest with them. I told them that Lucy is very sick. Riley said we need to take her to the doggie doctor for medicine. I told her that the doctor can't help her this time. Sometimes doggies get so sick that they can't be fixed. ...more
I'm sorry. I know how hard this is. :-(more