Hello out there,
I recently returned from the beautiful Canadian Rockies with my family and two and a half year old son. After seeing so much wildlife and enjoying the sites, we came home to our 7 year old lab, Aztec. We all missed him horribly…but it was Eli, my son, who missed him the most! When he saw his dog, he ran to him and said, “Oh Azzie!” and gave him a huge bear hug. I hadn’t realized how attached Eli was to Aztec, even at such a young age. I started thinking down the road and of how the death of a pet would affect his young mind and emotions. After some research, I wrote the following article, which I hope some of you can find helpful at this time.