Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Benny and the Jets

This is Gentle Ben, or just Ben, Benny or Mr. Ben. Yes that story on his profile is true. Thank you to the city employee in Alabama who stepped in to help. As soon as I saw him I knew I had to help. So here we are. 

Ben has been with us since February 16th and his Alabama foster mom said he is perfect. That is so true. He settled right in with us. After two nights, I decided he didn't need to sleep in his kennel. He sleeps with our lab on the couch downstairs. I just love dogs that are Ben's age because they're past the chewing stage, past the hyper stage, don't get into things and are completely content just hanging out. Ben loves nothing more than a good snuggle. He can hardly wait to be invited up on the couch. A very important fact is that he has not had one potty accident in our home and when we take him outside he is quick to go.
Will you snuggle with me?
Now that Ben has been with for a few days, he received a bath. What a good boy he was and stayed very still even though he wasn't thrilled to be in the sink. He's pretty small so is very manageable both in the bath and outside etc. His skin was dry and flakey when he arrived so I gave him a deep condition and it seems to be better. He is also eating Taste of the Wild which will really help with his skin and coat.

This is not what I signed up for, but I do feel better.
Ben's grey face would lead one to believe he is a senior, but that isn't the case. He is such a little love bug and his personality is really what makes him great. He can't wait for his new forever home, but he is really happy to be wherever until his family finds him.