I guess we didn't explain the whole amputation process to our kids very well. I just told the little ones that we had to finish up lunch so we could head to the vet to have Mattie's stitches taken out.
Ellie: So then they can sew her leg back on? Cause it's better now, so they'll put it on again.
Dawson: NO! (thoughtful moment) But can I see her leg when we go to the vet?
Me: Well, they've thrown it away by now, honey.
Dawson: I bet when the garbage men came they were like- "Oh, gross, there's a leg!"
Me (in Dawson language): prolly, Daws, prolly... :)