Today I lost another piece of my heart. This morning I had to take Chief, my Chow/terrier mix, to the vet and make that decision. Not unexpected, as he would have been 16 this summer. These decisions are just so agonizing, as any pet owner knows.
We got him from a rescue group when he was just a small ball of fluff and were proud to be his people all these years. He was brave and strong and loyal and also wild and crazy and silly. And I will miss him so much. One of those days when being a grown up just sucks…
This is my usual Me & JP page and a special bonus A to Z Challenge story. JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years! JP loves to talk about how old everyone in the family is all the time, which, frankly, can be depressing, LOL…
But he’s only five and I’m sure everyone seems so much older than him, even the other grandchildren. His two grandpas are a little more than a year apart in age and my hubby is the older of the two.
So naturally, his other grandpa, Papa B., likes to tease because he is younger. Here’s how one of those talks went recently…
JP: You’re kind of old, aren’t you, Papa?
Papa B.: Well, maybe a little old. But you know who’s even older than me?
JP: Is it Jesus?
(Bah bump bump!)
JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!
For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years. I hope you enjoy!
JP: Nana, please, please, please can I wash dishes in the sink?
Me: Okay, sure, how about some of the silverware? I’ll put the dishes in the dishwasher.
JP: I need lots of water and soap to make bubbles.
Me: Of course. Thank you. You’re such a good helper.
JP: You know I like to help you, Nana, right? I always will cause I love you.
Me: Oh, I love you, too, sweetie!
JP: Then you can just watch TV, cause you’re getting kind of old.
In her mind’s eye she’s young and she’s fair
Her days move along with nary a care
Nights she’s entwined with a handsome lover.
But she’s old and alone and has been forever
She sits and she cries, whose memories are in there?
In response to Mind and Life Matters Limerick Poetry Challenge, Memories
Today would have been my parents’ 66th wedding anniversary.
This was too perfect to pass up. Yes, I’ll be exactly that old on my birthday…
~Diane D. Photo from Facebook
(My A to Z Challenge theme is birthdays.)