Dealing with Death

Yesterday we had a death in the family.

In the afternoon we discovered our beloved pet rabbit Jacque had died.  We are not sure what happened, but we think he may have overheated and died.

Of course, this news was even more devastating to my daughter – he was her rabbit.  We had lots of tears and lots of questions.  It’s always difficult to see a child grieve for something they loved so much.  So today we have to work out what to do with Jacque.  She wants to bury him, but we are in a rental property, and I am not sure we should do that.  We could bury him in a potplant, but we don’t have one big enough (he was a big rabbit).  At the moment he is unceremoniously wrapped in a green plastic bag, in a cardboard box.

Do you have any ideas of a ceremony we could do for Jacque?  The best choice would be to dispose of him in the bin, but I’d like to remember him nicely in a way that is appropriate for a 5 year old.

Bounce Freely dear Jacque.

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