Son having hard time adjusting to cat's death
We had to put our 18 year old best friend, Bobcat, "to sleep" on Tuesday. It's hard on all of us, but hardest on my 6 y.o. DS who just started kindergarten. He cried and cried Tuesday evening, woke up crying Wednesday, cried at school yesterday, cried last night and again this morning. I wrote a note to the teacher yesterday so she would know why he is so upset. He also wanted to take a picture of Bobcat to school, so we looked through the photo albums and found a good one of DS holding Bobcat. He was upset that the teacher didn't use it as "show and tell" yesterday.
Other than getting another cat, does anyone have ideas on making this easier for DS? I end up crying with him, bcause Bobcat was my best friend for 17 years (I got him when he was 1). Other than telling him that Bobcat is now longer sick and suffering, does anyone have ideas? TIA!