Our beloved Copper Dog (15) passed on last Tuesday. Had a stroke and lost his ability to use his hind legs. We had a dog healer whom is a good friend confirm our fears of him not walking again. We took him to his vet with the same confirmation. We had our 3 year old son with us at the vet due to no one available to care for him. When Copper Dog died, my son and I were in the waiting room. I was explaining through out the whole day that Copper Dog was not well (which he could see) and while at the vet that we would not be bringing him home with us. When we left, my son cried badly asking why we could not.
Now that he has understood that Copper Dog is a spirit now, we are to pick up his remains on Tuesday. I am not sure how to explain this to our son. My thought was to have my husband drop us for a play somewhere while he picks up his remains and then have a ceremony at home.
Anyone gone through this? Is my idea valid? Looking for reassurance and support.