The first time Benny met my horse, Buddy, he looked at him as if to say “you’re rather big” and Buddy looked at him “another yellow dog?” Benny was content to watch from the barn door while I fed Buddy and that has been his pattern ever since. He has been introduced to pheasants (which we raise and release), wild turkeys and deer that pass through our place but has no interest in chasing them or squirrels, for that matter. We are lucky to have such a mellow dog considering the environment that he came from. In the month and half that he has been with us, Benny has been to six county/state parks and a day at the beach. He loves going on walks and has a slow trot that matches my walking speed. The bonus is that he’s not a leash puller – I couldn’t have asked for a greater walking partner! Benny has many traits like our old dog, Sandy, in the way he sleeps, plays fetch, walking with leash in his mouth and doing zoomies at any given time. He’s a fun pup. Labradors seem to inhale food instead of chew, and Benny is no exception, but a maze bowl has helped slow him down some. He is now up to 49 pounds and almost at his target weight. With good nutrition (and many snacks), his coat is turning beautiful and sleek.
A big thanks to Angela and Mike for finding Benny for us and giving him such a good start. And a special thank you to Golden Bond for all you do to find forever homes to homeless dogs, both nationally and internationally. Dogs take time to develop and find their niche in a home – Benny has already found his in our hearts and home. My Benny.
Here’s Barney (#3306). Barney arrived from China on January 12, 2020.
Barney was adopted on February 14, 2020