Part 324 ~ 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.

Sunset was pretty in a gentle, mellow way last night. I needed some gentleness, so I was thankful.

We got Daughter to work with no problems except all the other drivers seemed to be DUI of stupidity. People were being worse than usual with erratic lane changes and speeding. I was very happy to be safely back in my driveway.

I got The Boys settled, texted Daughter and started the Things and Stuff. Then I called my mother. She received the flowers I sent and called in the middle of Friday Zoom and left a voicemail thanking me and “please call me back, I want to hear your voice”. It had been hanging over me all day, so I just got it over with.

An hour later I was done with the phone call, but now Daughter was texting me. She was venting about her coworkers being lazy, about her patients being jerks or super needy. They didn’t have any COVID which is good overall, but it also means Daughter isn’t restricted to three or four visits to the room, and patients are in for things like meth detox and monitoring for chest pain. Anyway, we texted back and forth for a half hour or so, then I finished my Stuff, ate my food, took my pill and slept around midnight.

As usual, I woke several times, but was able to go back to sleep. I woke for good around 5:30am. The Boys were still in Ben’s room and I left them there until 6:30am when it was time for Ben’s meds. He was awake and snuggled deep in his blankets, watching his tablet. I told him he could stay in bed for a little while, but we had to get his Mama this morning.

We left to go get her earlier than usual so we would be waiting for her. She texted to make sure we were awake, and to tell me her relief was good and she would definitely be done on time. Her not so subtle way of saying “don’t be late picking me up”.

Back home, she went to her room to watch her shows, then sleep. Ben and I settled in for another Casa Cuckoo day. He requested chalk, then needed tape, then wanted Pink Cookies… the usual.

I started going through my comments and saw this

which is kinda funny cuz my first post wasn’t until April 21, 2016. It sure doesn’t seem like five years. Tempus Fugit!

Around 10am Ben went outside. He was playing with one of the shipping boxes of used chalk I’d taken out there. When I took his 10:30am med to him, I showed him there was a second box full of chalk nearby. At 12:30pm, I took his next med out and he was still happily doing his chalk thang with both boxes, sitting in the shade. He came back in around 1pm and commanded me back to Couch Sittin Duty. I’d been Horizontal while he was outside.

Today for Paula’s Things That We Lurve, I chose Dogzilla, aka the Big Dumb Dog, aka Zeus. He drives me bonkers, but how can you resist that side-hanging tongue?! He’s naughty at times, but he’s a very GOOD DAWG!

Daughter got up at 2:45pm to take over Couch Sittin Duty. She said she tried to get up at 1:30pm. I told her it didn’t matter. She said she set two alarms, she could show me. I told her she didn’t need to show me, it didn’t matter. Then I got more coffee and went to get Horizontal.

Another day is winding down. Thankfully a there is no Driving Miss Daisy tonight. Have I mentioned that I wish she could drive? Ben is half dozing next to me and Daughter says let him sleep, she’ll get up or stay up or whatever with him. I have doubts. I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going to go clean up his mess in the living room and then I’m going to watch the sunset.

I’ve heard Greta Van Fleet on the radio. I like this song, and the lyrics speak to me of my future plan to Run Away From Home.

My Way, Soon – Greta Van Fleet (NoC-NAT)

Another decent day, and much more relaxed than yesterday. Especially the time Ben spent outside doing the chalk thang. No Driving Miss Daisy until Monday night, so maybe I’ll get to stay in bed until I feel like getting up. Tomorrow agenda is completely blank. Wanna help me doodle, graffiti and otherwise color it? ¡Hasta mañana!






24 thoughts on “Part 324 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

  1. Happy blogiversary. Mine is way before my first post too. I spent a few weeks trying to get it set up then gave up. Susan finally took over and got it right for me. There are some things I just can’t do and figuring out the finer point of online apps is definitely one of them. Why doesn’t ‘older’ drive? I wish I could get away with that. I’d gladly walk to work and home everyday if I could get out of the rest of the driving.


    1. Thank you! She is terrified of cars. Phobic almost. She will only ride with me and a couple other people. Even when she was little she was always worried the car was going to break down, or that we’d crash. She’s never been a serious accident or been stranded with car trouble. It’s weird.
      She used to work within walking distance, but she got hired at the hospital, so I’m a caregiver and a taxi🤷🏼‍♀️
      I don’t mind the drive, its like 5 miles, but having to drag Ben along is stressful.

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  2. Lovely pictures Angie. The unconditional love of the pets overcomes any annoyance they generate.
    I’m glad it was a mellow and calm day. Hope it stays like that. Lots of hugs.

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  3. The picture of dogzilla digging mid-hole – the “I’m sorry” look is EXACTLY the look I see countless times a day after my silly little (big) lady does something really silly. Made me smile to see the look on Zeus too! 🙂

    Happy blogoversary! I started mine in 2016 as well, although I do not think I had posted until April either. It is hard to believe we have been here for 5 years! I am so happy we met here. Happy 5 years of being my blogging friend!!

    Well, I hope you have a great day today filled with a lot of chill and maybe some Z’s! Have a great day!

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    1. Yes indeed! 5 fantastic years of knowing I wasn’t the only one going through the madness and chaos, the hiding of knives and “oh my gosh, how did he DO that?”🤣😍
      That look! The “sorry, not sorry” with the ears forward🤣🤣🤣 I think Zeus gave Ben the idea that digging was fun.🙄🤦🏼‍♀️ Before then he was happy just sweeping the dirt into the air.
      It’s another weird one today. Ben is FULL of energy. I’m trying to relax, but he keeps coming to me. I just send him back to Daughter😉
      You get to wave goodbye to all 3 of kiddos tomorrow, right?! 💃🏼🎉 I hope today is relaxing and drama-free🤞💕

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  4. Zeus looks about as lovable as it gets! His pictures make me think of the Marmaduke cartoons. 😄 🐾🐶🐾 Hugs for 5 years of blogging!! ❤️🤗 Way to go! Here’s to many more! 🎶💃💫

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    1. Thank you! It seems both longer and much shorter than 5 years. Longer because it feels like I’ve “known” all my buddies forever, and shorter because time just flies by… even when it’s dragging🤪😂

      Zeus is the perfect dog for Casa Cuckoo! We went to the shelter to look at a different dog, but they mixed something up on their website. When the gal brought him out to the “meeting yard”, Daughter and I knew immediately that we were taking him home. I still can’t believe his former family didn’t search for him. He wound up at the shelter as a stray, but he was already neutered and chipped when they found him, so he had a family before us. Plus he was 2 years old when we adopted him. Their loss!😉🥰💕

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  5. Congratulations on five years of WordPress (if a little early!) That’s an achievement to keep it going. I enjoyed seeing the photos of Zeus – my dogs enjoy digging too. It doesn’t do much for the garden! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, thank you🤗 Four years of spamming up comments, and one year of writing 😂😂😂 Lots of great folks that live too far away from me!
      Zeus hasn’t learned to look truly repentant. It’s always more “but I’m cute” than “I’m sorry”… which is honest at least. 😉

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  6. Being owned is right, you are owned by Zeus and Ben, great photographs of Dawg and sunsets. Especially where it looks like the sky is tearing 🙂

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    1. I am also owned by a cat and a grumpy Bearded Dragon🙄 The sunsets have been so beautiful! I don’t know if I’m just noticing them more since I did the Science Project or if they’re changing because of the changing weather, but WOW!!

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      1. Yes, but l didn’t want to rub it in so much, Sven isn’t so much an owner of you, just a grumpy booger, pussycat isn’t owned or attempts to own anyone just likes fuss – your two biggest pawn stars in ownership are the demons that awaken you everyday and demand the most 🙂

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