Isabelle and her dog Brecken were always together, playing and snuggling. They were even born on the same day! When Brecken dies, Isabelle feels angry, sad, and lonely. Isabelle dreams she goes on a journey through the woods to find him. When she wakes, she is able to accept Brecken's death and say goodbye.
When Isabelle awoke from her dream, she knew. Her memories of Brecken will never go away. Brecken will always be close in her heart.
A Note to Parents by Allan Peterkin, MD, offers more information on helping children cope with the death of a pet. Creative activities are also included to help kids reflect on and understand their feelings.