Friday, January 24, 2014


THIS  is Macey.  Hers is five years of old.

THIS is Micah.  In a few weeks he will be the big 13!

HERE is Marcus who just turned 11.

AND HeRE is McKenna who is 9.

Peoples has been telling our mom this week that these kids are NOT grieving for their Grandma Teri.  That kids are sad, but they don't know how to grieve.  This has upset ours Mom so I is gonna sit a few things straight.

Grownups ALWAYS finks they know more than little kids and us four leggers.  THEY finks because they have went to school, and college that they are really smart and kids ...well kids are kids and dogs are dogs.  That is the farthest from the truf. 

I finks kids, and us four leggers are smarter when it comes to loss and grief.  Most kids talk about the person they lost, sometimes a lot, while adults do not...they just buck up and go on, and shove it all deep down inside, and then later on they start to get a belly ache.  Kids, well they cry about who they have lost and wish they were beside them once again.  Grownups thinks they gotta be strong, and hide their tears.  Pretty soon you start to see big headed adults walking around with a head full of tears they need to cry.  Little kids well they hug you when they need to feel close and grownups don't.  Little kids are honest and show their emotions all over their little faces.

Last night little Macey toles my mom that hers was sad cos it was her turn to stay all night at Grandma Teri's and now Grandma is gone.  How honest is that.  And Kenna said to my Mom, "Grandma it has been a bad bad week." 

So please you-know -it -all grownups stop assuming that you know kids, and their hearts.  Start listening to them, without interjecting your opinion, just listen to them.  You may learn something.
Angus McConnell Long


  1. OH YES.... our mom, who taught little kidlets FUREVER, always says... Outta the Minds and Mouths of KIDS... the grrrrreatest and mostest HONEST thingys do come.

  2. Very well said and so true. Hugs to you all big and small. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. My child bride lost her mom last week after caring for her at our home for over a year. She tried holding everything in and I told her to stop it because it would make her sick! After several good cries and late night talks she is doing a good job moving forward in her grief. So, as usual, you are right on Angus McConnell Long! Kids and dogs get it!

    Love, Gampy

  4. Everyone grieves. It just isn't the same for everybody. Some cry, some bottle it up. Sometimes its just voicing the loss. We all grieve differently.
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy :)

  5. Beautifully written
    Luvs Cat Flap Cavalier X

  6. How did you get so smart Gussie? We think you have this figured out really good. When you love someone and that person is gone, you grieve their loss. period. We agree.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Oh I agree the little ones do know exactly what is going on...and as you said they have not had sorrow so they will take the cues from the adults we are sure Mama Deb will help
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. we agree with the Slimmers. We ALL grieve in our own way. Yes, you got it, we can learn alot from the honesty of our kids and pets
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  9. Angus, you are so right. Thanks for reminding the grown ups to let the kids be kids the best way they know how.

  10. Angus - you are a wise wise boy! Please give your momma a hug for me and tell her how sorry I am for your family's loss! *hugs*

  11. You tell 'em, Angus! Grown ups just THINK they know it all!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. So true - most kids treat grief in an easy way - straight forward - they say what their heart feels and in a way their minds adults we often forget how to do that and make it way more complicated then it needs to be

  13. Angus
    You are sooo very wise for being such a young pup! I agree with you one hundred and fifty percent or more. Everyone is grieving,,, sometimes you can see it- sometimes you cant.
    Sometimes you can hear it,, sometimes you can't.
    But one thing for sure-- each in our own way-- we find the way to make our hearts heal- whatever is best for our heart,, and sometimes its a cookie and a hug,, and someone to listen to all the words that fall out of mouths,,,
    yes, i agree with you

  14. Wow Angus, that was straight shooting right from the heart! While everyone does grieve differently, our Mommy was never one for putting her emotions in a bottle and corking it up. She tells it like it is and will always cry when remembering those that have gone before us. We love her for those qualities.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  15. Gus, how right you are. grown ups bottle it up too much, they should let it go and take a lesson from the kids! Doggies do feel sadness too, much more than humans I think!
    Pippa :)

  16. My heart goes out to them, Angus McConnell.

  17. Well put Gussie.

    Aroo to you,

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  19. Gussie, it is so true. My peep says kids grief is sometimes delayed and sometimes it's instant. Everyone grieves in their own way. Thanks for your post.

  20. We agree with everyone, kids are amazing, they see things so differently, hard to believe we were like that once LOL xxxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie