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 pampered. 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 said must be maybe thirty or more the family looked to each other before one spoke Grandfather Grandfather you know Ben has been gone over twenty years now it’s time to go Ben’s not looking the best and that Taxidermist did such a bad job.
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.
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.
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?