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    The hamster has died!!!!
    The questions came this morning asking where she is and I tried to explain to a 4 year old what had happened. Need some help here. I explained how she had gone to sleep and not woken up and that we had buried her in the garden. LO seems to think the hamster is just living outside now. I guess time will teach her but I was wondering if any of you know any good resources, in particular tv episodes like a Peppa Pig or something that deals with a pet dying that I can download? Ordering a book would take too long and the questions will be coming in thick and fast all week. Trued Youtube but not much good tbh.
    Blondes have more fun!

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    all dogs go to heaven is a lovely film that might help?

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    I think there's an episode of Topsy and Tim where a pet dies. I haven't seen it so can't say if its any good.

    When my grandad died we explained to my DD (aged 4 at the time) that his body was too old to keep working (deliberately avoiding linking illness and going to hospital with dying), but his spirit (which we explained as the bit of great-grandad that made him cheeky and have twinkly eyes) went to be a star.

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    Sorry about your hamster.

    I would maybe drop the parents a line, because you don't necessarily know what their beliefs on death/heaven etc are.

    Goodbye Mog - my mindees parents got him that when his cat died. x

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    We lost 2 hamsters - sad times xx

    I have written this blog which might be helpful x Sarah's Blog: Let's talk about death...

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    I certainly would NOT link dying with ' going to sleep and not waking up' as this could scare and maybe lead to sleeping problems. Just be honest and say he was old and his body was worn out and this made his heart stop beating. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Scrubbit View Post
    I certainly would NOT link dying with ' going to sleep and not waking up' as this could scare and maybe lead to sleeping problems. Just be honest and say he was old and his body was worn out and this made his heart stop beating. x
    Good point!

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    Badgers parting gift is what helped my ds understand the death of my granny.

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