The day arrived that I dreaded a couple weeks ago, our beloved Fluffy Bun went on to be with all the guinea pigs in the grassy meadows. Fluffy was 6 yrs old and the kids really loved her. The above picture was taken a while back but I woke up to find that Lauren placed her stuffed animals around to visit Fluffy. It was one of my favorite mom surprises to find. Fluffy was a good pet and never bit anyone she was nothing but sweet. The kids handled her death really well. I think what really helped them is that we don't talk about death in a bad way, and I explained to them a few months back that Fluffy may not live much longer. So when she did pass the kids immediately said that she was with God now eating all the vegetables she wanted. God love Rob he put her in a shoe box, I just hated seeing her not alive it was not the same. We buried her and Jaden pulled up christian songs from his Ipod to play, lol. Now the kids see her cross next to the garage and ask all the time if she is bones yet and worry about her when it rains outside. The minds of children is nothing but brilliant. Pets are very good for kids and when a pet passes it prepares them for how death works. That's not why to get a pet but I do think it does teach them loss in a much easier way to understand. We will miss you Fluffy!!
Fluffy in her Abe Lincoln hat made by Jaden out of Lego's.