Jenni - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
My husband and I gave my daughter a kitten (8 wks old) for her 5th birthday. Gabby is now 10 yrs, and her cat Jackson is now 5 yrs. She feeds him everyday and takes very good care of him! They're very close. Jackson is very very sick. According to the vet, there is no cure, and the best thing for us to do is put him to sleep. Gabby knows Jackson has been sick, but doesn't know how bad it has gotten. What is the best way to tell her we have to put Jackson down? I cannot lie to her, but I really don't know how to break it to her. Gabby just lost her grandpa almost a year ago, so she totally understands death. Losing her Jackson is going to crush her. She's literally had him for half her life. Please any advise??