Gift for a 12 year old that's about to grieve her dog.
September 12, 2006 10:28 PM Subscribe
Good ideas for a genuine token of sympathy for a 12(ish) year old girl who is about to lose her dog?
posted by Ufez Jones to Pets & Animals (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Bare facts: One of my clients just found out that their less than two year old Lab has cancer. The absolute best case scenario is that the cancer is isolated in one leg and it will have to be amputated. The more likely case is that it has spread to vital parts of the body and she'll have to be put down.
The dog is, technically, the dog of their entering 7th grade daughter. She's a hell of a great kid and I know this is not going to be easy on her. Any tips on what I can do to hopefully put her heart a little bit at ease or at least make her smile when the (I fear) inevitable happens? I'm completely out of touch with middle school aged kids and have spent precious little time around children that age since I was, well, that age. Also, my experience of losing pets has been either as a toddler or as a college student.
If it matters, they do have another dog (~3 year old lab).