Friday, October 31, 2008

A tear in my eye

Our doggy died on Labor Day. We're not sure if he was bitten by a snake (we'd seen a few copperheads around recently), or if he ate something he shouldn't have (ie poison). Well, we explained to Lucas that Scraps was in Heaven. Of course, we got the string of "Why" questions when we told him this. His daddy buried Scraps & made a cross to mark his grave in the back yard. Occassionally, Lucas will peer out the back window & mention it, but not recently.

Well, the past 2 mornings, my poor son has whined while getting into the car because he wants to know where Scraps is. You see, Lucas dumped out the remaining portion of his McDonald's dinner on Monday evening, and it's still sitting in the yard, where if Scraps were still with us, he'd have gobbled it up as Lucas was dumping it.

It breaks my heart to see my little boy want his doggy back so badly. He was just getting to the age where they played together. Maybe for Christmas Santa will bring him a puppy....

5 comments:

Kat's Credence said...

Aww, that's so sad!

JackieS said...

Aww. Maybe you should go to the shelter and find another doggie that your son can bond with! That would be a great present for puppy and kids.

Jackie said...

Waah!

Jennifer said...

So sorry. =:(

lisainkc said...

It is so very hard to lose a pet - and even harder for a young child to understand where they have gone. Heck, I'm still grieving over the loss of my dog and it was 2 years ago!!! Have you gotten a new dog yet? I hope you have as they bring so much joy into our lives. God Bless you and your family. Lisa