Chuck eased into this gently, "When Abby gets really old, she will pass away."
Luke, "Then we can get a puppy?" (Apparently he's more concerned about when we can get a puppy as opposed to the loss of a somewhat loved pet.)
Chuck, "Yes, then we might consider getting a puppy."
A brief silence followed while Luke's mind began to work on a new thought.
Luke, "Dad, can I tell you something?"
Chuck, "Yes, of course."
Luke, "When Abby dies, you and me and mommy and Evie and George will all be widows."
Chuck cocked his head to one side, took a breath and said, "Hmm."
Luke jumped to another topic.
"Hmm" seems like an inadequate response, but I don't know that I would have had anything better to say.
In an unrelated topic, here are some Halloween pics of my sweet babies, and some other pics just for fun. Enjoy!
You might notice that it is difficult to get THREE children to look the same direction at the same time and smile too, so there are multiple pictures here.
Sitting in front of the house
Trick or Treating