We all handle change differently, Homer. Sounds like your brother is trying to deny the changes, so I'm not surprised that he's also avoiding visits. Just try to understand that he may be grieving in his own way.
I've been looking at Polaroids yesterday and this morning. I've seen deer, fish, turkeys, dogs, cats, bumblebees, ladybugs, school buses full of children, Charlie Brown's buddy Linus, a snowman, children with umbrellas, lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, a lizard, a starry night sky, and even a couple of aliens and some ghosts! Must have been a very strange neighborhood they were taken in. I've also seen strawberry fields forever, watermelons, limes, some huge apples, and BBQ gear. At least the critters won't go hungry. And in case their transportation breaks down, I also saw a tool case and some tools.