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Name: asha
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We recently lost our dog, Nipper. He ran away from the backyard about a month ago, and we haven't seen him since. My kids and I put up posters, ads in the paper, and canvassed the whole city looking for him. I guess Nipper is in a better place now, but my kids are still really upset. They continue to look for him, they plan "searches" for him, they even have a group put together to find Nipper. I am worried that they should be moving on by now. I don't want them to forget Nipper, but I want them to be able to let him go. Any suggestions on how to encourage them to grieve and move on?
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Name: Maureen | Date: Sep 16th, 2005 3:33 PM
Asha-That is really sad. I have 4 dogs myself and even tho I am expecting my first child, they are truly my babies. I would say that the kids will grieve in their own time and come to terms with it. I don't think there is anything wrong with them wanting to still look. They want Nipper back. I would say just be patient and let them do what they need to do. Have you checked all the shelters? You will need to go in person to check. I would advise for any future pets that they are tagged, chipped, and NEVER left alone. Remember, they are like kids too. They don't always know what or who is safe. People will steal them too. If you don't know what "chipping" is ask your vet or shelter or go to Avid microchip online. You pay to have a vet insert a microchip the size of a rice piece under your pets back neck area. Then you register the # that is on the chip with your info as well as emergency info. If your pet (dog or cat) gets lost and goes to a vet or shelter they will use a scanner to get the # off it, call the national registry and get your phone # and call you! It costs total of maybe $50.00 to chip and register your info. Some places like city shelters might do it for a reduced fee. Good luck to you-it sounds like you have some wonderfully, loving kids to be proud of! 

Name: angelica | Date: Nov 16th, 2005 11:30 PM
I have lost some pets and it is hard you just have to get other pets and they will understand that Nipper will never come back they just need to keep moving on 

Name: yuka | Date: Mar 1st, 2006 12:53 AM
tell them they just need to think he is probably in good care! 

Name: [email protected] | Date: Mar 16th, 2006 10:37 PM
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Name: kali | Date: Apr 5th, 2006 3:19 PM
i am so sorry 

Name: grunt | Date: Apr 5th, 2006 4:55 PM
aw poor nipper sounds like da poor fela wont ever be nipping around yere back yard again anyway. id saw now Natasha the best solution is to get a new pupy ! a little cuddly lad, call him nipper da 2nd and problem solved. Good girl. 


Name: mixer mulvehill | Date: Apr 6th, 2006 8:49 PM
to be honest i dont know wat the fuss is about i am a famer myself and i have had more dogs that hot dinners. i once had a little nipper of a dog he fecken nipped me one to many times the little bastard 

Name: Jessica | Date: Apr 7th, 2006 1:09 PM
Bye them a knew dog.Tell them that nipper is a nice home now and that he/she is having a good time. 

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