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Doggie Funerals and Kids

Just heard your advice regarding a 5-year-old and the death of her German shepherd. The call reminded me of the funeral my parents held for their German shepherd.

Their dog had passed away while my sister was staying at their ranch with her three kids; ages 5, 7, and 10 years at the time. As they buried the dog on the ranch (which is legal) they all went around the circle taking turns saying their good byes.

Much to our surprise, when they came to the youngest -- my nephew with tears in his eyes began singing the song "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window"! Needless to say it took great effort not to chuckle and will always be a great family memory.

Just thought you might find this story both humorous and touching.

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Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Response to a Call
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