Need some advice

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
March 10, 2013 3:27pm CST
This lady I volunteer with her guinea pig died last night. She has 2 kids about 11 or so. The ground is frozen and she can't burry the animal, and she doesn't know what to do. Now when we were kids i this happened we wrapped them up in bags and put them in my Dad's freezer (his beer fridge), which was only used for beer, then in the spring bury it. Well her kids expect a little funeral and bury it. I told her I really don't know, maybe have the funeral, leave the little box, and then when they are sleeping take it and put it in the garage, or freezer and tell them you burried it.
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Mar 13
At that age the kids are probably going to want to see the guinea pig put into the ground. I would just explain to the kids that we can't bury it yet because the ground is frozen. We need to wait maybe another month. Meanwhile, we will keep it in the freezer till the ground is softer. Tell them the truth because otherwise somehow or someway if you don't explain the truth they will catch you guys in a lie later down the road. That is my opinion.
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Hi Ricki, sorry to hear for the childrens loss..but I agree with lenlin...her dicision make a lot of sense and its truthful...
• United States
10 Mar 13
It sounds gross, but since the ground is completely frozen I think freezing it would be best and then bury it in the spring. I'd put it in a small box and maybe bag it in a dark bag and freeze it. I wouldn't lie to the kids. Tell them the truth. I CE kids learn you lie to them there are trust issues later many times.
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• United States
10 Mar 13
Lying to kids ultimately just serves to undermine everything that you ever say to them, everything you ever try to teach them. She should have a memorial service now and keep the deceased frozen until spring thaw. Then, she and the children can dig the grave and place some flowers on it or whatever. This is something that should be done as a family for their late furry family member.
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• Sweden
10 Mar 13
I would prefer not to lie on kids, since if they found out you lied or their mother lied it will be bad for them, so it's always better to tell the truth to the kids (well not in all cases)
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
11 Mar 13
yep that is all she can do
• United States
11 Mar 13
If the ground is froen then that means if you put that animal in a plastic bag and sit it in the back in a corner someplace it will keep just fine. i would never put that in my freezer.
@Paper_Doll (2375)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
I think she could just tell the kid the true reason why they can't bury the pig at the moment. Since the ground is currently frozen, they will just need to wait until spring time.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
10 Mar 13
id say if she does it that way it ok, just tell her to explain it to the kids is all.