Part 245 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.

Ben played in the dirt hole until dark, then sat with Daughter, watching his tablet and eating. I was taking pictures of the pretties…

I was editing when the 5:45pm med alarm went off, I hollered it out, then ran his bath a little after 6pm. I got him cleaned up, then got everything else cleaned up. Daughter took him and Dogzilla to bedtime and went to her room. He stayed awake for a while and was doing his fake, loud laugh thing, and was getting louder and louder. Daughter went to tell him to hush and saw he was eating McNuggets. (Sometimes he doesn’t fall asleep right away and winds up riding the “high” of his night meds… getting the “munchies” is part of that “high”. I always put snacks on his table with his water.) A full belly probably helped him go to sleep. Food Coma combined with meds is pretty powerful. I take advantage of it myself.

Things, Stuff, a couple emails… the usual. I got some vitamin K2 from WallyWorld and took one with my sleeping pill. A Blogging Buddy directed me to info that K2 might help my plaque psoriasis, so another bit of Science… I’m experimenting on myself. I’ll keep you updated.

My morning started waaaay too early. A heat-stealing “cuddle” at 4am. He wanted me to go to the living room right away, but it wasn’t happening. I finally gave in around 5:30am, still too early, but reasonable.

Morning stuff… the usual. I got to try out a few of the suggested names on the gulls. Mostly I got no response, but they flew away when I tried Thor and another time when I tried Poseidon. I’ll keep trying out names, so far nothing seems to pique their interest.

The first picture shows Venus. I didn’t include more sunrise pictures because they were pretty, but nothing dramatic. Plus, I wanted to include the pictures of the gulls. The last few show a couple crows landing next to the gull. The gull decided the crows needed to leave and spread its wings and hopped from the end to the middle of the cross-beam. The crows left. The gull preened a little, then it left too.

I peeked at Sven around 8:30, but he was still sleeping, so I left him covered and dark. It was still chilly in the house. At 10:15am I uncovered him and turned his lights on. He needs the UV light for his health. He opened his eyes, Glared at me and closed his eyes again. I left him alone.

Daughter rolled out around 11:15am to take over Couch Sittin Duty. I had gone to check on her around 10am to make sure she was okay. Ben had been out in the dirt hole, making a bunch of noise and I was surprised she slept through it. The dirt hole is right outside her room. Anyway, she said she didnt fall asleep until 4:30am. I said “so you heard Ben get up?” She said she didn’t hear Ben, but she heard Zeus barking. I did NOT hear the barking, but I was out. I didn’t hear Ben get up, just felt the bedquake and the cold toes. I gave my report and went to get Horizontal.

I checked on Sven a couple times and he never moved. I guess he decided to take the day off. I envy his life. He didn’t even react when I told him he was gonna disappoint his fans again.

Ben hung out in my room or in the dirt hole or in the living room. Just another mellow afternoon. He kept giving Daughter kisses on her shoulder, very sweet. At one point he threw himself on my bed and said “no hugs, EVER AGAIN!” I said “wait a minute. I’M the one who buys the Pink Cookies. Why does Mom get all the kisses and I don’t get hugs ever again?!” He just laughed maniacally. Such a little weirdo! I know he’ll be in my bed stealing my body heat in the morning.

At 3:25pm the alarm on my phone said it was time for Science! I went to the gate a collected my scientic data, aka took pictures of the Sun going behind the apartment building.

It’s time to go watch the actual sunset, my nightly recharge… start winding down the day. That last little bit before Ben’s dinner, meds, bath and bedtime.

This is something I found browsing through the YoooToooob. It’s medieval and folk and cool IMO. Faun is a German band. It’s not Mongolian Metal, but The Hu have that covered.

Hymn To Pan – Faun and Samsarawear

Thanks for stopping by. And thanks for all the name suggestions. I’ll keep trying them out. Daughter goes back to work tomorrow night. That means laundry and a visit to the Quarter Ladys domain. Will she be there, or will Cleaner Lady be there? The Driving Miss Daisy resumes tomorrow night too. Our laying around, doing nothing days have ended for now… not that I generally do nothing, cuz there’s always something here at Casa Cuckoo. ¡Hasta mañana!






17 thoughts on “Part 245 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

  1. I hope the K2 helps! It sounds like you have a tough case of psoriasis, so any relief you can get I am rooting for. Keep us posted! Overall, sounds like a pretty okay day – awesome! Here’s hoping for a bit more sleep tomorrow and a picture friendly Sven. I do like to see what he is up to, his “smile” and then the glare 🙂 I hope the night goes well and you all have a chill day tomorrow!

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    1. I’m hoping the k2 works too. The plaque psoriasis used to be mildly annoying. Now it’s completely out of control 90% of my body and it hurts like sunburn and itches like crazy… not to mention leaving flakes of skin everywhere… 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️☹
      Younger got a baby Beardie and he is so cute! I’m envious. Sven better start being cute & funny again. Or he wont get to be the Star anymore😉😂😂

      I hope your Friday isn’t too stressful! It will be Monday again soon 💃🏼💕

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  2. I hope k2 can give you relief. The moon shot was awesome! I cannot ever take good pictures in the dark. Hope you get more sleep tonight and tomorrow is another chillaxing day. Hugs.

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    1. I took about 10 pictures, from two different places to get that one. Saturn is pretty faint compared to Jupiter and the Moon never photographs well… not with my phone camera anyway☹
      More Science😉😂
      I hope your Friday is going well. 💕🤗🥰🌻

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  3. Has anyone said Jonathon or Gulliver yet? Those are some great pictures.😊 We should all get to have Sven’s life for 5 minutes a day. ☺️🐉. I’m happy it was a mellow day. Best wishes with the K2! Hugs 🤗🌟💫🌈🍄🌺💞

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    1. I said Jonathan Livingston 🤷🏼‍♀️😂😂 I haven’t “tried it out” yet. Or Gulliver… I will try them both😉
      Yeah, even 5 minutes of Svens life would be nice. Except his bad aim and the worms😂😂

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  4. Oh, I hope after a few weeks you are at least a little less itchy 🤞. Thanks for being a willing lab rat for my science. I of course would take a zillion pictures of your skin and not sunrises and sunsets, lol. I love it when our kids show their sense of humour 🤡like Ben with kisses and hugs. You make me laugh with the thought of you trying out the names of the gulls on them. Was older rolling her eyes when you did that, lol? I had a dream that the social worker Rose came and she agreed with me and everything was made right and my kids were coming home cause the other side admitted the medication wasn’t working. For some reason I have an easier time believing my nightmares will come true and the good dream felt like a cruel taunt. We are silly creatures for sure. I have to stay off the Progesterone for a week once a month. It means I’m extra emotional at that particular time. It’s like progesterone is my pain med pump. I can do this – just 5 more days to go!

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    1. I was thinking I should take some pictures. Some comparison… for Science😉
      Daughter was sleeping while I was yelling names at the gulls, and talking to the squawking crows. No eye rolling this time.

      We are silly for sure. Bad stuff does seem easier to believe. I think it’s cuz we’ve had so many hopes & dreams stomped, we’re afraid to count on good things.
      It takes practice, but I’m learning to believe in good things too. Maybe that was the point of the dream… to keep hope alive. 🤷🏼‍♀️
      I get emotional every time Daughter is on her period. I’m post menopausal so my hormones shouldn’t fluctuate like that, but they do🤷🏼‍♀️ I usually know before SHE knows😂😂😂
      5 days is nothing… you’ve done years😉🤗🥰💕💖🌻

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      1. Angie I was trying to think of something good to say back but I can’t cause I’m so touched. All I can say is this is the best response ever and you are right. I’m an Amazon. 5 days look at me and run screaming from my fury. Good things are coming.

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  5. I’m impressed with the algorithm at YouTube. I get some really cool suggestions in my “feed”. I have such a wide range of music I like, I’m surprised it does as well as it does.
    I’m always, ALWAYS looking for new music. Or old music that’s new to me😉🎶💃🏼💕


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