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I’ll Take the Grandkids to the Kennel and Let the Dogs Spend the Day at the Park

Life through the eyes of granddad

Lee J. Bentch
Crow’s Feet
Published in
4 min readJun 1, 2024

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A white dog jumping and playing in a park.
Photo by Ron Fung on Unsplash

It’s great to be a granddad. I can get away with all kinds of things.

Like telling the grandkids that if they don’t settle down, I will take them to the kennel while I take the dogs to the park.

They believe me. Of course, the teenagers think I’m full of crap. But the four and six-year-olds get wide-eyed, quiet, and stare at me. You know the stare. They know they’ve stepped over the line by not listening, picking up their toys, or getting into general kid mischief. They sense a bit of punishment coming their way. Or do they think the old man is just pulling their leg?

They know I’m a man of my word.

Of course, I won’t take them to the kennel — that costs money — but I will take the dogs to the park without the kids. And maybe even stop at the drive-through ice cream shop and buy the pups a treat.

The dogs love it. They get to spend one-on-one time with their favorite human. They frolic at the park and sometimes play with their doggy friends. Granddad always gives them treats and lots of water.

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Lee J. Bentch
Crow’s Feet

I am an author, a technology guy, a grandad, a widower, and a man with many interests. I write to inform and entertain. Email: lee@lbentch.com