For those of you who have lost a dog/cat and had another dog/cat still at home:
How did you help them process that the other pet wasn’t coming home?
- Did you remove from sight all of the other pet’s things right away?
- Did you show them/let them smell the other pet’s collar?
- Did you show them/let them smell the other pet’s ashes?
- Did you cry in front of them? Someone pointed out to me that it may be more confusing to Noodle if we are acting like everything is okay in front of him and crying elsewhere.
Any help from those experienced in this area would be appreciated.