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Thank you for your kind words about my fashion photoshoots :). More to come on that soon. So my grandfather’s latest thing is that his cat Sophie, had kittens and some guy in a pickup truck left them outside our house. He told me a couple days ago that “my kitty had kittens.”
I honestly did my best to not bust out laughing because while it’s a pure sign that his mind is going….it was pretty funny how serious he was.
He was so serious that he actually believed what he was saying.
You see, his cat didn’t have kittens. He just thinks she did.
He spent 20 minutes trying to convince me that they were in his wooden wheelbarrow he made that sits on his kitchen table.
The wheelbarrow holds faux flowers and he thinks the kittens are underneath the flowers.
My 10 year old son was listening to this entire conversation and after my grandfather left the kitchen, my son said, “mom, big gramp is losing it.”
So the only way I could get him to relax about the kittens was to agree with him. I told him he better make sure he has extra food and kitty litter.
He said, “that’s right. I need to get more.”
I don’t understand how many times, he is completely with it and sharp as a tack and then the next day, he is talking craziness about his cat having kittens. It’s scary to think that he really believes these things and sees stuff that isn’t actually real. I can’t imagine thinking something happened or something or someone is right there but it’s not real. Do you know what I mean? Be sure to check out our dementia diaries series for more stories. Happy Sunday friends and don’t forget the sale ends today for our favorite things under $100. It’s a good one!
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