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At A Glance
September 26, 2012
I would like to welcome Benji to RAGOM!
Benji is a young dog, estimated to be 1 year old, who was found as a stray by a good samaritan. When his family did not come forward to claim him, he found his way to RAGOM and boy is he a lucky one!
Though he has only been with us for a few days, Benji is one of the sweetest dogs you will find. Because of his age, he is still very much a puppy and has so much energy to burn, our day starts early with hitting tennis balls for him at 6 am! But, that’s a small price to pay for such a wonderful boy! Benji is a very dark red guy and has a thick, straight coat. He has one of the cutest faces you’ll ever see with eyes that plead with you to just throw the ball just one more time.
Benji’s personality is wonderful and after only a day with us, we learned that he really needs to be with people- not in a bad way though. He has no desire to run away and he really loves to hang close to our senior golden gal. Wherever she is, that’s where Benji will be too. His youth manifests itself as an over abundance of energy and some shortness of attention span at times. He is frequently too excited to eat his meals and requires a period of quiet in order to concentrate on the task. It seems so far that he is much more comfortable outside than inside. He is potty trained. Inside though, he tends to pace and look constantly for attention. Outside, after a few ball throws, he will settle down for a rest before the next pitch goes flying. But, wherever you are, that’s where Benji wants to be!
Have you ever heard of a dog needing a Nuk? Well, Benji is that dog and is lost without a tennis ball in his mouth. He’s so very sweet and though he has so much energy, I have found that he calms easily with a good old head massage (with tennis ball in mouth, of course). He is good with kids (although may be rough/awkward around very small children due to his young age), other dogs, and pretty much anyone who will pet him.
Benji will need to be neutered before he finds his forever home but other than that, he does not look to have any health problems. Once he is brought up to date on vaccinations and neutering, he’ll be ready to make one lucky family a wonderful companion.