Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Now have a new man of the house!

I'd like you all to met Ben!
Ben was rescued by The Animal Humane Society.
     Ben was seized because of cruelty and neglect near Brainerd, Minnesota. in January he was one of 220 dog's that were kept in two trailers each had 110 dogs in them trailer. Jane had seen him on the adoption web site. So I took a look he was scared, thin looked like he was about ready to drop dead from fright. Playing it real cool told Jane we could go take a look, if she really wanted too! Then I got that knowing look, as she asked do you think I should bring a leash? You know just in case! Jane knew that I had fallen in love him just as she had done. He needed us hopefully as much as we needed him before we left we both knew we would be coming home with us if he wanted that to. Ben warmed up to us but had little energy being so thin, nervous and him jumping at everything.

Every noise he reacted as if it hurt him. 

Now he's starting to settle in, it's been a long day!

After a good nights sleep hes ready to check out his new home. 

Got to get this Man his own bowl!

    So far Ben has learned how to walk up and down the stairs. That no one here will hurt him. That he'll get feed every day, he'll go outside and be let back in, get to go for walks so he can build up muscles. When a hand comes towards him it will not hit him, only to pet and love him.

What I remember is
Love and understanding
Is something when giving 
Always comes back
Sooner or later.


Karen said...

Oh my...tears of joy here. What a sweet little guy. How wonderful for you all!

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Karen, He is a joy, so glad to have him home.

kmilyun said...

Like I said on the G+ he sure is a cutie!

I love it when there is a happy ending. Yeh Ben! and you guys to for giving him his new forever home.

Catfish and Annie dogs wish to see the new bowl when Ben gets it.


Mary K. Mennenga said...

Thanks Jan, As soon we get it I'll make sure to post a picture of it on g+. Right now with the roads are in sad shape, getting one for sure by Saturday. Have a great day!! mkm

kmilyun said...

I forgot how messy it gets there. My cousin lived there a few years and we were always hearing about the weather. She was from the Seattle area so snow she was used to. I think it was the temps?

Stay safe and we await the pics of the new bowl.


Mary K. Mennenga said...

Jan, In Seattle the snow melts, here it doesn't what fell in November is still on the ground in March, I have picture of it on my g+ and here the year in pictures. Yes it gets and stays cold, in January and February the High temp are in the teens and low 20's.

kmilyun said...

I just remember thinking when hearing about the weather and all the snow (I am a valley girl LOL) that I did not wish to move there.

I claim chicken!

Travelogue for the Universe said...

He is so special. Thanks for sharing this. Have a wonderful time with your new child.mary

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Mary, Thanks and yes he is. Have a great weekend. mkm

Kayla said...

how wonderful for both you and ben!

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Thanks Kayla, he is a joy and learning no one will ever hurt him again. Had the Vet. check him today, doing good needs to gain more muscle weight.

Kate said...

Hi, Ben is sooooooooo gorgeous, I can see why you fell in love with him. It's so lovely when you can offer a forever home to rescue dogs. We got our Spike from a rescue too. Spike's face is so similar to Ben's! Hope you are well? Life's been pretty manic but then I think that's the case for everyone it seems x

Kate said...

Forgot to say. I don't know how people can be so cruel to any animal. Dogs are so loving and loyal. Ben has finally fallen on his paws, bless him. He is sad start in life will be soon forgotten and filled with new happy memories of his new family :O)

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Hi Kate, Ben just had his first bath, so now he smells as good as he looks and is sleeping, he is now settled in, he still hasn't barked that okay, hes gaining some muscle he was so thin another 5 pounds should do the trick.

I'll never understand why any one can be cruel to people or animals.

Ben is a joy and smart, so glad he want to come and live with us.