The next door neighbour’s dog died a while ago now. Leilah keeps asking why we can’t go and see it anymore.
I explained to her, of course, what happened when people/animals get too old and pass away. It didn’t seem to click so I bought a book online called, “I’ll always love you”. It is about a little boy who loses his best friend (a dog named Alfie) to old age. It’s written by the perpective of the little boy. I think it’s a really nice but sad story.
Tonight she requested this book and seemed fine afterwards. But when I took her to bed she started bawling and asking me why the little dog died and how we could see the dog again. I tried explaining that once you die you go to heaven. I said that the person/animal will always be in your heart and if you wanted to talk to them you just need to close your eyes and they will be with you. The poor little mite though was so heartbroken about the little dog dying in the book 😦
She is such a sensitive little soul at times…