• jesus,  pets and animals,  Uncategorized

    explaining death to my three year old

    Today we discovered that our cat G.K. Chesterton, “Chester” had died in the night, curled up in his kitty bed. ¬†While I have been sad since we found out about his terminal cancer I was more worried about how Reuben (not to mention our other crazy cat, Conan) would respond. How do you explain death to a three year old? Dave and I buried Chester in our backyard this morning after we had dropped Reuben off at childcare. We put a white stone on top of the grave to mark it. Later, when Reuben came home we explained that Chester had died and that he was never going to come…