Age: 11 Years Sex: Male
Leave a bone for Benjamin
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Benj, benji, booboo
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March 3rd 2002
Petting and food
anything will do
to Grandma's house, she has always cookies
anything that will give me a treat
I was locked up in a shelter, when a young boy, oh about14, walked by my kennel. With lots of practise I mustered my most pitiful look and starred with sad eyes at the teenager. He turned to a woman, which was in his company and said" this one, Mom." The woman looked at me , I tried my sad eyes on her also, but she was immune to them"I dunno, Colin, he looks ugly." Heck, what did my ears had to listen to, not only was I looked up, but now this hag called me ugly?"Please, Mom." Colin begged, yeah, I had remembered the boy's name. "If you want him, it is him." The hag said. and with that they looked for someone to get me out of the kennel. Yippieh, I was being adopted. I will do my very best to make them happy, I swore myself.
At the desk in the front the shelter person asked for my name. Colin started with Blacky, Shadow and so on. But the woman, which I probalbly should call Mom, said "No that doesn't fit to him." she pulled a banklnote from her wallet to pay for my shots and food while I had been at the shelter. She looked at the money and asked"How about Benjamin?"and showed Colin the banknote, a hundre Dollar bill with the picture of Benjamin Franklin on it. This is how I got my name. And my home, where much more pets live besides me.
I was barely a year old, when Mom, which turned out not to be bad after all, went with me to a park, where all sorts of dogs were. We all had to follow certain commands and some people with canes, umbrellas, wheel chairs and other equipment, tried to scare us. Some of the other dogs started to snarl or yiep, one even tried to bite. Not me though, I hod behnd Mom's leg, though the umbrella thing was very scary. After the whole thing Mom and Dad petted me and said that I was a good boy and they congratulated me, saying I will be a Therpy dog, what ever that is.
SHortly after that Mom and I went to school, I learned to jump on beds in a hospital and on chairs, and the scary people from the park, petted me and gave me treats. Boy that was fun. Just one command I hated to obey. Stay. I rather crawled after Mom on my tummy, which made all the other people around us laugh. Then I graduated and Mom and me went for years to hospitals and nursing homes, until I started to became very afraid of bigger dogs, and I snarled at them. Mom said"well, I guess we retire, Benj." So we did.
Now I give Dad, Mom, Grandpa and Grandma therapy, all the time.
In August 2010 Grandpa had knee surgery and Mom took me to the hospital once more. Boy, I had forgotten how great it feels to make humans happy and forget about their pain, I looked at Mom and she understood immidiatly, after we were done with Grandpa, we went to the volunteer office and here I am..... a Therapy dog again. Yayyyyyyy.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|October 29th 2008
||More than 4 years!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
October 27th 2010 6:21 pm
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I guess by playing with my nephew time just swam down the drain, Sucks. In fact Mom had evil Keith the pool guy close my beloved wet spot. Though I have to say I am a little jealous of Atticus. He DIVES, that crazy mutt. The vet told Mom Shephers don't dive, yeah right! Or maybe that pup is just dressed up as a german shepherd???
Anyway, Steven will be back soon so my buddy will have to go home to Georgia, I know I will miss him!
Mom is keeping me busy though, she enrolled me back into the Therapy Dog Program in the hospital and I love it, all the extra attention and the uuhhhsss and aahhss over the pretty dog and how well behaved I am!.
Mom wants to add a site for Atti you might wanna check it out!
tata for now
May 28th 2010 4:08 am
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Is it really going on the end of May already? Must be all the stuff happening in my family. for one, Mom and Dad brought home a HUGE shepherd, but he doesn't call them Mom and Dad, he calls them Oma and Grandpaw. Mom says he will not stay for ever, says when Steven< my big human brother in the Army> comes back from Afghanistan, Atticus will have to go back to Georgia. In the meantime I play with my nephew, I let him win a lot though. I really must like him, because I even share my beloved pool with him.
Now one more thing which really bugs me, Mom is almost always on the stupid lap top, even if I want to snuggle...she says she has to work. Something with marketing her book she says. Then she runs to the post office and sends out that book to people, especially to friends here on dogster, like Budino's Dad. Mom said he inspried her for that book. What is inspired? Anyway if you want to check it out go to our facebook site.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Supernatural-Novel/113258 895374028?ref=ts
Now I gotta run and lick Buttons, Mom said that Buttons might not be much longer with us.
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