We lost our puppy recently due to an unfortunate accident. My second-grade daughter was present when it happened and we drove together to take the dog to the vet, but unfortunately it could not be saved. My daughter took it really hard, since she and the dog had been growing up together since she was a baby, the dog was a member of our family, not only a pet. It could have had some happy years to come, so it was particularly difficult for an 8-year-old to understand what happened. I knew that we needed professional help and I thank you for covering this topic as well. The stories and playful exercises, the nursery rhymes have already helped a lot. We still have a long way to go, so I will keep re-reading it all. This is all a great help to us now!