I never know how to make these kinds of announcements so that they don't seem as though I'm trying for peoples' sympathies or something, but my maternal grandfather -- my Puppy -- passed away this morning. My mom's already down there, and my dad, sister and I will be heading there Friday morning.

It's funny how our minds work in times like these; I'm sad, but I don't think it's really going to hit me until I get down there. At the same time, I'm giggling a bit because Venus is being snuggly, while also whining for me to play with her and running into walls at the same time.

Now if only I wasn't possibly coming down with some kind of stupid chest cold, I might ... well, not feel better, but you know.


Jamie said...

Oh Jen, I'm so sorry. Make sure to take care of yourself during this time; I know it's easy to focus on caring for other people.

If you need to talk, I'm here.

CeltiX said...

It's almost as if your brain sort of blankets everything in grief, but lets you feel your other emotions anyway.

Whatever you're feeling, you know where to find me.

Carl said...

You could write: "My 'Puppy' died. I'm sad. This is why he was great..." No one would begrudge you a little sympathy for losing someone so important to you, even if they wrongly assumed you were fishing for it.