I don't have any comments as to why he passed as I am not knowledgeable enough to give an opinion. But I just wanted to say I'm sorry. That must have been awful to wake up to.
I am glad Amaryllis brought this up about your 3 year old child.
I remember telling my children that the dog went up in the sky to Heaven. I also took the opportunity at their young age when it stormed. I told them that it was the dog up in the sky, in Heaven, playing ball and the lightning was the light switch going on and off because they were happy and celebrating! ( I also demonstrated it by switching on and off the light switch )
You are more than welcome.This is a really nice idea. I know she will ask repeatedly - I think I will tell her this. Thanks