Ben -In Memory


Labrador Retriever/Border Collie
Picture of Ben -In Memory, a male Labrador Retriever/Border Collie

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Home:Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

Likes:
Long walks, and chocolate

Pet-Peeves:
teeth getting cleaned, cats interrupting my dinner, veggies being mixed in with my dinner, hershey's choclate

Favorite Food:
Real Cadbury's Choclate (from the UK)

Favorite Walk:
Millport, Scotland He would run off into the fields for the 15 mile roundtrip walk/bike ride. Chasing all the farm animals

Best Tricks:
He trained me when I was two to get him treats

Arrival Story:
When my Mum got pregnant with my brother I was extremely jealous (poured soap powder all over the shag carpet) and so I got Ben to be "my baby" from the local pound in Scotland, UK

Bio:
Bringing him home as a young puppy, he quickly became my dad's dog, but protected me and mybrother. When we were ill he refused to let anyone near us -he would make us better. He was a free spirit and as soon as the door opened he was off in the countryside. Although he shattered his pelvis after being hit by a car that didn't slow him down, and in 1994 when my Dad got a job in Phoenix, one of the requirements for him taking that job was that they paid for Ben to come with us. After arriving here he developed arthritis but the heat helped him and in the late 90's he started having times where he would fall over unconscious and we would have to resusitate him. After countless trips to multiple vets he was diagnosed with Heart Failure and Addison's Disease in November1999. On medication he survived his favorite time of year -Christmas and on January12th, 2000 at 7pm, he had a piece of choclate and died in our arms.

Forums Motto:
Life life to the fullest

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Addison Pups...

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 17th 2005 More than 9 years!

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Dogster Id:
170279


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