Zen’s Chillin’ with Grandpa

My little boy is spending some time with his grandpa, doggie mama, auntie, and cousins – being taught doggie manners by five adult dogs in the same house. And getting a break from the stress of dealing with his human daddy’s dementia. And giving me a break from his teething. ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿฆˆ

Exploring Grandpa’s Yard
The room where he spent the first 8 weeks of his life.

“Grandpa Chuck” has been enjoying Zen’s time with him, too. I get glowing reports – and photos and/or videos – daily. Zen is being an absolutely perfect house guest. No teething, no biting, and no “accidents” to clean up. He did need a bath though after spending part of last Saturday helping his grandpa wash his truck. ๐Ÿคช

Meanwhile, I’m here at home, working with hubby’s dementia doctor, trying to help him deal with the challenges of the dementia. I’m alone physically but I do have emotional support in the form of family and friends. And I can call our medical professionals any time I have questions.

I miss my canine emotional support team (Ducky and Bogie) and my “little ray of sunshine” (Zen) but I’m managing. At least I don’t have to worry about any of them getting hurt or feeling neglected.

My K9 Emotional Support Team
My “Little Ray of Sunshine”

So, on this Friday after Thankful Thursday, I’m thankful for caring, supportive medical professionals, family members, and friends (both online and IRL). More thankful than any words can convey.

Have a great weekend everyone! If it’s hot where you live – like it is here – stay cool and hydrated! If it’s cold, then keep warm (and hydrated). Love you all! Thanks for being our friends!

15 thoughts on “Zen’s Chillin’ with Grandpa

  1. edgar62 says:

    We have a friend in a similar position but his wife of many years is now so bad that he can’t look after her so she is going into care. Well, he is over 80 with wife in the late 70s. Her problem is PSP (Progressive supranuclear palsy) which, to be honest, I had never heard of, but I understand it’s not very nice. I am so glad that you have the videos of Zen to brighten up your day.

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  2. Dalton,Benji aka Meezerโ€™s Mews & Terrieristical Woofs says:

    Glad you had an outlet for Zen, so you could better deal with the bigger issue of your beloved hubby’s dementia. I am sure it will all work out well, for Zen and you and your hubby, too.
    He’s getting bigger, isn’t he!?

    Hugs and love going your way.
    ((( ♥ )))

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  3. Caren says:

    you are lucky to be able to send Zen for training, that is a Godsend. Please remember that I’m always here via phone, whatever should you need an ear! xoxo

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks Caren! Chuck is absolutely a Godsend! He loves his canine grandson, and is loved in return. Zen is happy and safe and that’s the important part. The training and socialization are just natural off-shoots of the love he’s getting from his human grandpa and doggy mama, auntie, and cousins. Lessons I couldn’t provide without help from Ducky. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ€


  4. Brian says:

    I’m really glad you have a support system and I know you miss that Zen, but he’ll learn a lot I’m sure. All the best to you and your hubby.

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  5. Pamela says:

    I’m glad you’re getting the support you need. Although I know it’s still hard. And what a smart idea to give Zen some time with family mentor dogs. It will probably be a really good training/socialization time for him. I hope you reap the benefits when he comes back home.

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks. I couldnโ€™t deal with the dementia issues much longer if I had to also worry about Zen. Iโ€™m sure that we will all reap the benefits of his being happy and safe with his grandpa and doggy family for now.


  6. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    Aww, those videos are just precious. What a sweetie. Thinking of you and sending loving thoughts your way as you navigate the world of dementia. Hopefully your boy will be back soon to help you out. Take care of yourself. Hugs and tail wags.

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