I remember when I lost my black angus.
Daddy had got each of us our Social Security number and opened us each a bank account. He had given us each a calf, just like you did your grand daughter, to start out. One night someone shot and killed my cow. By then she was full grown. The people were hunting at night, we supposed, which is unlawful. Needless to say, my account was almost non-existent.
My sister told me, not to long ago, that when Daddy got hurt that time and was unable to work for a year or more, times got tough. He had to sell some livestock, including her pony. She said she was devastated, even though she knew it was to help the family. I told her I didn't realize that.
I am sorry for the loss of your g-daughters cow, however, it will make her understand the circles of life. She will be stronger for it, but I know right now she's hurting. Give her a hug & kiss from one whose been there.-Toogie
We brought our kids and the grands to understand that it is "better to happen at the barn" than to have it happen to a family member. Death is a part of life and no sense trying to hide from it......it has a way of finding you.
sorry for your granddaughter.
Thank you everyone for the words of comfort. She is actually handling it pretty well for a 7 yr old. She shared stories and pictures at school with her classmates.....she is dealing with her grief in her way! yeah
Oh, so sorry to hear this......it is such a sad lesson for young ones to have to learn.........I still have a lot to learn when it comes to grieving our animals.......
I'm sorry for the loss of a favorite furry friend. It is hard for adults to loose a pet so it can only be harder for young ones. Makes it hard on all the adults who want to "make it better" and can't. She is lucky to have you to lean on. Sending prayers.
So sorry bout the loss of the cow. IT is so hard to lose a pet they become family. Harder to watch your granddaughter go through all this sadness at her age. Prayers are with you!
So sorry about Gotcha and glad that you got a chance to speak to your grand-daughter about her. Thinking of you all, love Chris
Aww she must be heartbroken. We have tried to make sure our kids have a soft toy that looks similar to their pet for when this happens. It helps ease the pain and gives them a pet toy(same name as the pet) to cuddle for comfort when needed. It is never quite the same but it really has helped. We lost 3 pets (aged 20yrs, 10yrs and 2yrs) in a very short time and the cuddlies were a big comfort at bedtime.
OH, my, what a big, hard lesson for her. I know everyone will try to ease her through this big loss. (Did you collect The End Font G, from Betty's this week? Could make her a cow pillow for when she's feeling sad.)
There are some things we just can't make better and those hurt us the most.
I am so sad for her. It is a tough lesson for a 7 year old.
How heartbreaking...I think we all know how hard it is to lose a loved animal of any kind...
My heart breaks for her. Hard as it is, death is a part of life. Talk to her about the fun memories of Gotcha, the awards, the folks she met thanks to Gotcha. It is so hard to experience this, but she is loved and Gotcha is going to be a very fond memory throughout her life.
I agree but this is how they learn about life. It's hard on their little hearts but better Gotcha than a family member./Lillian
Yes, it is hard to see the little ones suffer but you were there for her, sharing the sorrow and comforting her. You were emotionally there, that is what matters.