When teaching or raising children, there is bound to be a time when a pet dies. This might be the first time a child experienced death. This are some of the books teachers and parents read aloud to (sobbing) children. It helps to think of the good things about a pet that has passed. We have given these books as gifts when the timing was right. Click the next link for your free instant download PDF.



The Tenth Good Thing About Barney is about the death of a young boy’s cat. The boy can only think of 9 good things to say. His father helps him to remember the tenth good thing.

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant has some very lovely thoughts to help children through their grief.

Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Dog Heaven  has some pictures shows God playing with dogs on his bed.

Ten Good Things About my dog

Some children might like to write or think of ten things they liked about their dog.

Ten Good Things About my cat

Some children might like to write or think of ten things they liked about their cat.


This page has no image and would work for any pet.

Miss Owl's Cat Enjoyed Science
  1. Miss Owl says her cat enjoyed science time.
Ten Good Things About my cat

2. She enjoyed watching me do my art projects.

Ten Good Things About my cat

3. She was really good at sleeping.

Ten Good Things About my cat

4. She enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace.

Good Things About Miss Owl's Cat

5. She was a fabulous listener.

Good Things About Miss Owl's Cat

6. She was good with computers. Well, actually, she knew the keyboard was warm.

Good Things About Miss Owl's Cat

7. She comforted me when I was sick and not feeling well.

Good Things About Miss Owl's Cat

8. She would surprise me and sit on my lap.

Good Things About Miss Owl's Cat

9. She had beautiful eyes. She was beautiful all over.

Good Things About Miss Owl's Cat

10. She kept track of my mom’s coat.


Number 11 was she was really good at eating things she should not eat. It was not a good thing, though. She would get sick from sharp things and need surgery. So now we remember the good things about her.

What is good about your pet?

I still have a pet hedgehog my sister will share with me.

Thank you for reading, Miss Owl and Carolyn


This page has links to posts featuring our Miss Owl — her adventures, activities, free PDFs, and informational posts. We hope you enjoy it!

Miss Owl’s Adventures
Snow Globes & PDF
Miss Owl’s New Room
Conservation-Corps-helps-children-learn-to-fish-at-Maple-Grove-Days-Weaver-Lake (16)
Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand the Bull free book companion PDF instant download
Back to School Free Printable
Skip Counting Puzzles Back to School Free PDF

Miss Owl’s trip included a visit to Disneyland in Paris

Disneyland Paris
Free Printable Placemats

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota


Plant Venus Fly Trap Seeds

Venus Fly Trap Seeds
Nocturnal Animals English and French

Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

Eidem Homestead
Farm 3-part Cards Free
Conservation-Corps-helps-children-learn-to-fish-at-Maple-Grove-Days-Weaver-Lake (16)
Fishing Clinic
Free ABC Fishing Activity
Free Christmas Sukoku and Playdough Mats
5 Fun Places
Meet My Mom
Minnesota Zoo
Free Word Search and Coloring PDF
More Fun Places
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See

Visiting Eastman Nature Center

Nature Center Fun Learning
pandemic-coloring-book-on-Amazon Chloe-and-the-pandemic-coloring-book

Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic coloring book on Amazon

Read the blog post about the book and see sample pages at this link.

Nature Center Fun Learning
Peg Doll Family Free PDF Pattern

The Plaza Playground experience was pure joy for Miss Owl and us as we watched her jump and play. It is close by and is open 365 days a year. She loved the Kangaroo jumping floor the best.

Plaza Playground
Miss-Owls-Cat and books about pet loss for children

Books to help children through their grief over a loss of a pet.

Good Things About My Pet

Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

Fairy Gardens
Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class.

Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme storytime and activity class.

Story Time Nature Center