Benson (In Loving Memory)


Labrador Retriever
Picture of Benson (In Loving Memory), a male Labrador Retriever

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Home:Toronto, Canada  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Benson-Boo, Lammy-Pie Guy, Big Ben

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Gotcha Date:
March 3rd 1999

Birthday:
March 31st 1998

Likes:
Hanging out with my mom and my friends.... having a K9 sibling :-)

Pet-Peeves:
Going to the vet's.

Favorite Toy:
Buddy's Hydrant (it's STUFFABLE, LOL)

Favorite Food:
Whatever I Can Convince Mom To Let Me Have ROFL!

Favorite Walk:
The Bluffs

Best Tricks:
Anything for a treat!

Arrival Story:
We adopted him at eleven months old, a sturdy and confident adolescent bursting with energy and a love of retrieving anything and everything, true to his Labrador Retriever heritage. He became an incredible canine son, a big and beautiful social butterfly who matured into a true gentleman, and I couldn't have been more proud of him if I'd given birth to him myself!

Bio:
BENSON OUR BEAUTIFUL BOY March 31st, 1998 -- March 12th, 2011 My beautiful son, we miss you more than words can ever say. Benson was my beloved Lammy-Pie Guy, sweet and dear to everyone who knew him. We adopted him at eleven months old, a sturdy and confident adolescent bursting with energy and a love of retrieving anything and everything, true to his Labrador Retriever heritage. He became an incredible canine son, a big and beautiful social butterfly who matured into a true gentleman, and I couldn't have been more proud of him if I'd given birth to him myself! When he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer early in March his estimated time left was a month or two and my plan was to spoil him rotten for his last weeks in this world and, most especially, on his March 31st birthday. Then the cancer stole him from us barely a week after his diagnosis, and my only son-shine was taken away. True to form for a Labrador, his favourite times of the day were breakfast and dinner, he loved his chewies and loved going swimming, and adored hanging out with friends, whether canine or human. In any group of dogs he was the most popular, always the one every dog wanted to play with. In recent months, after a lifetime of being teased by and barking at cats, he and our friend's kitten Lexie became good friends much to my great surprise and delight. No matter how large and elderly he got, he was always my little baby boy. He was devoted and loving, sweet and kind, playful and silly, happy and cheerful, adorable and affectionate, mellow and cuddly, a loving brother to Balto, a loving hubby to Sierra and "Mummy's Good Right Hand" who I could never have weathered the storms of recent years without. He was one of the best things that ever happened to me, and it was my great and far-too-brief privilege to share his life. I'll see you at Rainbow Bridge, my beautiful Big Ben. We'll always love you. XOXO If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. ~Will Rogers If we go to Heaven, so do they . . . because if dogs are not there, it is not Heaven. ~Elizabeth Marshall Thomas You think those dogs will not be in Heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Forums Motto:
That Was A G-O-O-D Dinner, Mom!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 2nd 2010 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1148047


Meet my family
Balto (In
Loving Memory)