Meet Big Ben. His nickname is Bennie, and he’s a chocolate Lab, 10 years old (translates to approximately 70 human years) and my constant companion. He loves to retrieve ANYTHING, and will on command round up my rescue cats (yes, you can herd cats!), our other dog Belle, bring me my sneakers or slippers or any specific toy we tell him (he knows the difference in each toy’s name), and even opens doorknobs and carries in bags of groceries for me.
Funny thing that Bennie does: He eats corn on the cob like a human! I hold the ear of corn and spin it for him, he nibbles the kernels only and never bites the cob. Looks hilarious, almost like Fred Flintstone.
Submitted by Cheryl Kuntz