The last of our dwarf hamsters died yesterday. The nice thing about this one was that he died peacefully in his sleep.
You would think the boys would be upset, but the very philosophical response was, "one animal closer to a greyhound!"
The boys have wanted to get a dog for a long time, but I have told them that the animal population in the house has to reduce a little before we can even think about it. In particular, the cats! Don't think they would appreciate a dog coming into the house at their great ages.
I suppose I should be grateful they can cope with the short lives little animals have.