July 26, 2012 by onlooker People mourn in different ways. I loved my grandfather more than anyone I have ever known, and was the only person at his funeral not crying. I was very sad that he was gone from my life, but sometimes we cannot control our reactions to grief. on another note, it is okay to be closer to an animal than a person. We have different relationships with the two and relationships with pets are, many times, much simpler.