specifically, deaths... We've dealt with a few deaths.. all within the last 6 weeks, of livestock (cows). The kids have known about them, I wasn't going to keep them in the dark about it, since they help me check cows, do doctoring, etc. All, so far, have died without "help". Tonight, I had to put down a heifer I've been workin with for almost 2 weeks. Since DH works a wierd evening/night shift, the kids were with me when I did it, I asked them if they wanted to, and they weren't gonna stay at the house alone, they wanted to see for themselves. They're 4 and 7. We've had talks about it before, since the first calf that died caused them visible grief. They don't seem to even be bothered about this heifer. I'd thought since I had to put her down instead of her suffering till she died herself, that'd cause them some kind of visible grief (mad at me for doing it, or somethin like that) . Nope, none, zilch. Not a tear, frown, nuttin They've helped me doctor her and care for her since we found her down. I guess I'm curious, as to others situations, when things like this happens. I'm a bit bothered by it. I've talked to DH and he's gonna talk with em tomorrow. I guess I'm just a bit bothered about them shrugging it off so easily. Scuse the rambling, its only been 2 hours since, and I'm still a bit tore up a bout it. First time doin that ever.