How to Cope When the Family Pet Dies

We got him at 8 weeks old. He was the cutest thing on four legs.

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The kids adored him, and at the time, we had two girls. He was my third child.

He was super protective of the kids. When they went up the street to play at the neighbors house, he would sit on the neighbor’s front step until the kids were ready to come home. No matter what treat I offered him, he refused to…