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How to tell the DC our cat has died?

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NoMoreMadCatLady Tue 20-Aug-13 14:29:21

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cozietoesie Tue 20-Aug-13 16:11:30

Oh I'm so sorry, OP. It's very hard with a much loved boy.

I would just tell them that she died - once they ask. There's a very good book called 'Goodbye Mog' which you might want to get hold of to let them read - the two older ones anyway. (I'd read it yourself first so that you know what they'll be getting if you give it to them.)

Catmint Tue 20-Aug-13 18:03:38

So sorry OP. xx

NoMoreMadCatLady Tue 20-Aug-13 20:21:47

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Sparklingbrook Tue 20-Aug-13 20:26:23

Sorry to hear this NoMore. Exactly the same happened to us a few years ago. My Dad and the vet had to make the decision while we were on holiday.
The boys were older and knew what was happening but horrible still.

They asked if we could have a memorial to her in the garden so we got this who sits in Midnight's spot to this day. I find it comforting, even though we now have another cat.

cozietoesie Tue 20-Aug-13 20:34:08

Maybe Mr Ugly has no home, NoMore ? I think that if you read Goodbye Mog, you'll feel more kindly towards him.

timtam23 Tue 20-Aug-13 22:00:24

So sorry NoMore

Catmint Tue 20-Aug-13 22:14:12

I agree with reading Goodbye Mog. It is a lovely book, although quite difficult not to get emotional whilst reading it.

NoMoreMadCatLady Tue 20-Aug-13 22:23:09

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cozietoesie Tue 20-Aug-13 22:27:57

So very difficult - but it shows why it's best not to talk about going to sleep etc. When you have a little one who is a deep thinker, you don't want them worried about going to bed.

Ehhn Tue 20-Aug-13 22:35:08

Goodbye Mog is a beautiful book. Just be prepared to cry. A lot. I still do if I reread it.

So sorry to hear about your cat. One of our dogs was put down whilst I was away and while I know it was the right decision it can be hard when you haven't had a proper goodbye. Maybe have a little memory ceremony for him if the kids are really upset? We planted a shrub for our dog (a weigilia shrub because he wagged his tail so much).

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