Grandfather and Ben

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Pet Pampering

There was often talk
of Grandfather and Ben.
Never a better pet,
was said far and wide.
Ben could do
what no other could
but rarely
left Grandfathers side
After a time
both could not do
what needed doing
on the farm.
Everyone loved to visit
Grandfather and Ben
have a cuppa
a bit of a yarn
always in the kitchen
in Summer
and in the lounge
which was the
comfy chair drawn close
to the stove
in Winter.
both pampered
It was towards
Summer, I remember
when a few
of the family
knocked the door
of Grandfather and Ben.
Grandfather they called
we have to talk
How long have you
had old Ben?
Dunno, the old man
must be maybe
thirty or more
the family looked to
each other before
one spoke
you know
Ben has
been gone over
twenty years now
it’s time
to go
Ben’s not looking the best
and that
did such a
bad job.


The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

Walking around Dijon a few years ago imagine my surprise when I saw this.

and in Beaune

and in Kyogle

but the biggest surprise was for Benny. Sound asleep with his “dog” which he used to carry from place to place

and woken to find his photo being taken


The Weekly Photo Challenge from Jenn at Wits End: Eyes

I arrived home one afternoon and discovered Benny the cat on a lounge chair with his favourite toy dog. He used to drag that dog all over the house. Well I thought I would get a photo of him with his dog………..then he opened his eyes.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Pets

I thought of doing a chook series of photos but they are not really pets, they are more a productive unit within the property – food scrap recyclers, egg produces and somewhat a help around the place (have a look here) So instead I have delved back in time to when my girls had pets and of course Benny who died earlier this year.

The rats made such fabulous pets. So many personalities and fun times.
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Benny was asleep with his pet dog. He loved that dog and dragged it around the house. You never knew where it would turn up next. He wasn’t impressed with his photo being taken was he?
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More pets can be found at Cees