I think at two years old, it's probably best to just not traumatize the poor kid. It's not like she's going to remember the dog when she gets older anyways. I don't have any memories before the age of 4, and most people I've talked to about it don't have any before the age of 3. Also, I don't buy that kids handle death better than adults. I think it really depends on the situation. The first pet I remember losing was my first cat Oreo, when I was around 7. We took her with us to go visit my grandparents on their new ranch, and she ran off and we never found her. I assumed she was dead, and I was pretty tore up about it. Contrast that to when my grandfather died a few years back, and I felt kind of sad but not enough to cry at all. Although that was probably because I wasn't very close to him. I know it's not polite to speak ill of the dead, but he was kind of an @#%^. When my dad died when I was 18 though, that had me messed up for years.
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