The Pet Named Berry

It has been two weeks since I have been meaning to write this. This one deserves a blogpost so I can vividly recall the circumstances. So what happened really? Our dear Berry which my son fondly called already went to pet heaven. If you have been following me on instagram, I have mentioned that the kids got themselves a bunny pet from our Easter event. They got what they had been wishing for the longest time finally it was just so perfect. 

For the first few weeks, they have been very excited about it, trying to pet Berry everyday but since they are still kids, they couldn’t keep up with the responsibility no matter how I try to instill in them. Plus, I have 7month old baby to take care of and tons of chores that needs to be done. Okay, not a good excuse though.

So the summer had kicked in and yes the heat was very unforgiving. Until one day we left and almost the whole day we were out and then the next morning, he was gone. My son has an idea what death is but my daughter couldn’t grasp it yet. I am somehow thankful for the shows my kids are watching because it won’t be that complicated to explain. I asked what happened to Berry and he said he died. Lifeless. 

When it was about time to take him off the cage, he was incessantly asking us where we will put Berry and what is going to happen to him. Being the insensitive busy mom I am, I just answered him he will be thrown away. Honestly, it was a blurt of my big mouth because I was in the loo. Then my son walked out and hugged his pillow. I had no idea what happened and how things happened because my youngest and I was having a shower. Then there he was silently hugging his pillow until it dawned on me that he was sad and finally it sinked in that Berry left us. 

He was crying when he was carried by my husband. That sob in movies that when someone left and felt it was really sincere. I felt sorry for him and I hated myself for what I had said. I was so insensitive for having said all those that I didn’t realize he really cared for the bunny. 

It was the very first time it broke his heart. My heart was pounded into pieces seeing him cry like that. If only I could take back the life I would but then again, some may come and go. That is the reality. 

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