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By anonymous / Friday 14 October 2016 03:46 / United States
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You didn't see that if wasn't breathing though? I'm not trying to blame you and that really sucks OP I'm sorry but how could you not notice it was dead?

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You didn't see that if wasn't breathing though? I'm not trying to blame you and that really sucks OP I'm sorry but how could you not notice it was dead?

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I was thinking it probably died after OP put it on the couch and the mother was on their way. It probably showed signs of life before being put on the couch and just couldn't move at the moment.

It's not like it was a decaying animal or anything, I see nothing wrong with sitting with recently deceased pets or trying to make them comfortable. And it's not like you knew. The real sad part here is that whatever child you were babysitting had to go through pretty much watching their pet die.

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If the adult (or at least older kid) babysitter didn't realize, I doubt the kids did. It should be fairly easy to explain in a way that won't traumatized the kids.

At least it wasn't one of the kids you were babysitting. Though maybe, now the parents know your the harbinger of death, you won't be babysitting there again.

Don't be too hard on yourself, I've worked with physicians that couldn't recognize a dead patient. (FML) It can be a challenge.

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