I have been wondering why Mum spends so much time over at Sherman's Place coo-ing over him... but suddenly all has become clear..
Take a look at this handsome boy..
see a resemblance to anyone??
This is Ben (yes.. another Ben!!)
Ben was Mum & Dad's furry friend but sadly he went to the bridge on the 14th January 2006 when he was almost 16 years old.
Ben was a rescue doggy just like me and he was 8 months old when Mum brought him home.
He was Rottweiler X GSD and Mum says he was the most loving, faithful boy ever (Hey Mum... I'm getting there!!)
Mum and Dad were so sad when Ben had to leave that they decided they didn't want another dog. They started to look after other peoples pets instead.
They looked after Max (Another Rottie) while his Dad was away serving in Iraq/Afghanistan and they looked after Jasper (A Red Persian Cat) while grandma went away on holidays.
Then in the New Year they were surfing the web looking for a memorial page they had set up for Ben and they clicked on a link to a forum where details of me and my sad story had been posted. This lead Mum to the Pawz For Thought site where she found out more about me. Dad says that Mum kept going back to the site and after a few days she decided to make contact with the charity and find out more. They sent Mum a questionaire and initially Mum tried to ignore it, but after a few days Mum filled it in and sent it off, a little while later a lady from the charity called Mum and they spoke about me for a while. The more Mum heard the more her heart tugged and eventually she and Dad decided that they would do everything they could to give me a home.
the rest is history as they say .. but
Mum has this notion that fate (and Ben) led her to me that day, If the charity hadn't named me Ben then Mum would never have stumbled across my details, If Mum's laptop had been plugged in that Day she wouldn't have been googling to find Ben's site as it is in her favourites on her laptop... and so on.
Apparently I share many little quirks with my bridge brother and namesake and Mum says that in many ways I heal her heart.
Mum told me today that only a VERY VERY VERY special dog could have made her change her mind about having another dog for keeps.
so that makes me.... VERY VERY VERY special!!