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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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   Leave a bone for Ben

Ben-Ben, Benzo, Benny

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Being with us and our dogs, and playing with Kira!

Being left alone.

Favorite Toy:
He seems to like bones to chew on... is interested in toys that squeak... I'm sure we'll learn more as he continues to come out of his shell!

Favorite Food:
Fish and Potato kibble and anything on our plate... he also loved biscuits!

Favorite Walk:
Where ever we are. He sticks close to us!

Best Tricks:
We're still figuring that out.... he does know "sit"!

Ben was surrendered to Newf Rescue because his former owner ran into financial hard times. She lost her home and had to move into an apartment, which has a no-pet policy. This was devastating for both Ben and his former owner. He has been grieving deeply... and suffers from severe separation anxiety. Since he came to us, he's seems to feel better and is becoming more and more playful each day. He seems happier too. Time does have a way of healing all wounds... Ben will stay with us until we find the perfect family for him.

The Groups I'm In:
Just Gorgeous Goofy Newfies

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 16th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Cora 1997-2009Sadie Mae
KiraSailor 5/12/97
- 9/8/05

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Ben's Adventures

August 3rd 2006 8:11 am
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Neighborhood Safety Report

compiled by Deputy Benjamin Kramer Fife

The following information is compiled from the Department of Public Safety Incident Reports. This report is provided as a public service from the Neighborhood Department of Public Safety.


Report #: 060730a

Date of incident: 7/30/06

07:45 Hours

While on my regular morning patrol, I observed suspicious activity coming from an adjacent property. Upon further investigation, I observed a very large object in the driveway. It was very loud. It proceeded to move out of the driveway and along the roadway in front of my territory. The subject was very large and having never seen anything similar to it before I was immediately suspicious. Upon further investigation I have put together a description of the subject: large trailer pulled by big red pick-up truck; on the trailer was a large and very old red farm tractor. The subject appeared dangerous and unruly. I sent the signal for back-up. The subject continued down the road and out of my jurisdiction. I continued to send urgent alarm signals out to neighboring precincts. Subject remains at large and is considered highly suspicious and potentially dangerous. Case status: OPEN!


Report #: 060802a

Date of incident: 8/02/06

07:28 Hours

As I left the station for my morning patrol, I immediately noticed suspicious activity coming from the trees. Upon noticing this, I investigated further. My initial impression was that the sky was falling. However, evidence soon showed that nuts are falling out of the trees, and landing in my territory. Individuals should use caution when walking in certain areas. Case Status: CLOSED!


Report #: 060730b

Date of incident: 8/02/06

07:33 Hours

Continuing on my morning patrol, I noticed a stray canine waking down the street. This suspect was in violation of Statute 995.221, section B2 which states “all canines in public areas must be on a leash at all times”. I immediately sent out an alarm signal and notified the suspect that he was in violation of local ordinances. The suspect approached and I immediately notified him that he should not trespass onto land that is under my jurisdiction. At this point, my presence was required elsewhere, and I was “urged” to go indoors. Subject remains at large and is considered highly suspicious and potentially dangerous. Case status: OPEN!


Disclaimer: While these incidents actually occurred their accounts have been reported to hopefully provide readers with a good laugh. Ben is one of our Newfoundlands. His personality is best described as a cross between Deputy Barney Fife from "The Andy Griffith Show" and Kramer from "Seinfeld".


Busy Busy Busy

May 9th 2006 1:16 pm
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WOW! It's been FOR-ever since I've written in my diary. I've been busy, you see. There are rabbits and squirrels everywhere, not to mention a whole bunch of birds. So I'm always watching out the window to see what's out there... just in case one gets to close. I'm real good at letting everyone know when something is in the yard. My Mom says that I'm a real good town crier, whatever that means!

I hope you're having a good spring. I sure am!!!!! I even found a robin's nest and showed my Dad!!!! Isn't that cool????


I have a secret santa too

December 20th 2005 8:10 am
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My Secret Santa a newf from Indiana named Autumn. I just loved everything she sent me. The pressed rawhide bone was really good and I love my cheeseburger... Mom says that I looked like I had a cigar in my mouth by the way I was carrying around my bone. She let me chew on it, and then I played with my Cheeseburger. I couldn't wait for my "Dad" to get home. I mean Russell... he really thought the cheeseburger was cool too. None of the other kids would play with me, cause they were busy with their stuff, so Russell did. We ran all over the house with my cheeseburger. It was the best night ever.

My Mom added a picture of me looking at my gift. If you want to see tohers, visit:

Merry Christmas everyone!

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