Sharone - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hello all! My husband and I are getting really close to putting our beloved dog down. She is 14, has bad hips cant go up or down stairs, cant get away from our 3 year old and 19 month old quick enough, and unfortunetly, we decided on having her put down, sad. :-( My question is, what and how do you explain that to a 3 year old? I know my 19 month old wont understand whats going on, but both kids will definetly know when our dog is gone. My husband and I have different opinions on this also, I think the kids should say good-bye to the dog before we put her down, my husband thinks it will be too tramautizing if they did before hand and thinks we should just take her to the vet. I'm torn as to how and what to say to my kids. Any suggestionseas/tips would be great.