A Last GoodbyeBennie's story in the words of his rescuer
Bennie's Mom had a brain tumor and was getting worse. She had to go into the hospital, so Bennie was being cared for by various neighbors.
The owner was very ill, but very concerned about "her Bennie". Neighbors got together and contacted me. We said yes immediately and had to find a foster home. Did that and Bennie was scheduled on a Saturday to be brought half way to us and a volunteer was picking him up. He went to the hospital and said goodbye to his Mom.
He spent Friday night with a lady who was waiting for transport there to pick him up on Saturday. Saturday morning she went to take a shower and heard Bennie howling, barking, whining and carrying on like he was hurt. She ran to him (yes, in a towel) to see what was going on. He was just in the middle of the room howling... She went to him and calmed him.
A few minutes later her phone rang. Another neighbor, who was up at the hospital with Bennie's Mom was calling to let her know she had just passed away about 10 minutes earlier. We all believe Sue (the owner) went to Bennie to say goodbye. She wouldn't go until she knew he was going to be taken care of.
Bennie is a love bug. He is used to new places, due to issues of his Mom's illness. He was loved by the whole neighborhood. However, none could take him as all were very senior and afraid he would have to be transferred around too much due to their health reasons. They still keep in touch and send Bennie 'care packages' of treats and Glucosamine.
Bennie was rescued in Arizona
15 October 2017
CorgiAid supporters helped Bennie get up to speed on his health care, including a clean and healthy mouth. Thank you!