Bandit was his name friendliness was his game. He lived a long 15 years now my eyes are filled with tears. Our son was only five when this sweet kitty did arrive now at almost twenty saying good-bye hurt plenty. He watched as they gave the shot that made Bandit's heart stop. He brought him home with him to bury him in a special place away from life's busy pace. His tribute to a friend that's always been there right to his very end.
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Lost Dreamer: I understand where you're coming from. My daughters (four & five years old) had to say goodby to their first pet... Scooter the hamster about a month ago. I cried just as much as they did... tore my heart out to see them learn such a harsh lesson at so early an age.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Excellent, Dreamer. Pets teach children so much about life....Robert Fulghum once wrote a story about how much pets (in his story, a hamster) teach children about life...from the birth through adolescence onto adulthood and, ultimately, to the end. It's a valuable learning experience but never an easy one at the end.