CHILDREN DON’T NEED TO KNOW THAT PETS WILL ONE DAY DIE

DEAR ABBY: When I was growing up, I was taught to love animals and I had several. For various reasons I never had to deal with making the decision to put one to sleep. As I grew older, I realized we don’t have the right to “own” living creatures, but we can take care of them. Eventually, my dog became ill and I had to make the choice to put him down. It was heartbreaking, and while I support my local animal shelter, I vowed to never again have another animal I would have to make that decision for. Now my children are asking me to find a dog for them, and I’m at a loss about what to do. …

May 11, 2014 8:01 am

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