Several days ago Abigail came into our room in tears because her little mouse Patches had died.
This is the first pet of hers that she was really close to that has died.
It was heart breaking for her and for us too. There wasn't anything we could do about it.
She found a box to put him in and decorated it.
The next day she scouted out the perfect spot and then found a flat rock that she could use as the grave marker.
I had to work so her Dad was left to officiate the ceremony. (He should have left it at that for the day, but that's a story for another day.)
She goes out there every couple of days to pray for him.