I was looking over old posts here and found the one where I broke the news of the arrival of our pets rabbits! Sadly one of them passed away last week. Both of my fluffy boys seemed to be holding out well during the extreme weather but something happened to Buzz one night. He was fine when I checked and fed them at night but by the morning he was gone! I have no idea what has happened to him as he seemed to be eating and drinking normally but when they share things it is hard to tell who is eating and drinking what.
The children were upset. But having grown up on a farm dealing with the loss of a pet (and animals in general) at a young age helps them come to terms with other losses in later life.