May 1995 > 15th February 2012.
It was a long and fun packed life for both of us, with many ups and downs. He could drive me mad in a matter of minutes, but he saw me through some rough times for which I will always be grateful to him.
Ben the Dog, who was my friend for 16 years, had been a companion of mine on many trips to Cornwall. He was a dog that loved the outside. He had a face that smiled and touched so many people, I was so proud of him.
You will be missed Ben: Mum, Sarah and I will never forget you. Sleep Well Boy.
A summers day in 2008, Ben the Dog and I were sitting above Portreath Harbour, watching the waves. He loved going to Cornwall, and he loved to watch the sea. The memories I have of him will always be strong, he was my friend.
It’s a dog’s life, after a hard run in the early morning a young dog could sleep and dream the day away, me I had to go to work. When I got home there he would be, ready to go out AGAIN. The joys of Dog ownership.
Even though his eyesight faded in his latter years he still had beautiful eyes, he had a look that would tear the heart strings when he wanted to go out.
Once in the water it was often difficult to get him out (Sept 2011). One one occasion I had to wade in the sea and pull the little bugger out when he got into a bit of trouble.
Ben, Christmas Day 2011, he was always a happy dog, having unwrapped his presents he loved to burrow in the remains of the wrapping paper and bury his head.
Be a good dog and have fun.
God speed my friend, I miss you so much.
Cornish Mining Memorabilia