I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a minute…Things have been CRAZY.

I won’t go into a lot of detail…but I’ll fill you in on the latest crazy event.

Thursday, I was at school working hard on finishing a couple last minute details.
Suddenly, I received a phone call from Mr. Roboto…

“Ben ran away.”

Ben is our adorable, loving, sweet, Lab/Beagle mix.  We adopted him in Austin…He protected me when I lived in Austin and Mr. Roboto was here on the East Coast.  He traveled with us from Texas to Newport.  He is our little man.

Mr. Roboto says that while they were out on a walk, Ben saw some animals he wanted to talk to…and pulled the leash too hard and his collar snapped and broke off.  Mr. Roboto tried to catch up with him but…Ben was just too fast. He got away. Without any information on him…

Needless to say I was crushed.  CRUSHED.

I cried all the way home….praying, hoping and wishing Ben would come home.

When I got home, Mr. Roboto and I walked our neighborhood.  I left a pitiful message with the Newport Animal Shelter.  I went to bed a wreck.

On Friday, I woke up around 8:00, but couldn’t muster the strength to get out of bed.  I just laid there and thought of all my happy memories with Ben.  I hoped that if someone decided to keep him…that they would love him as much as we did.  I just hoped he was ok…even if it meant he wouldn’t be with us ever again…I texted my dear friend and asked her if it was too late…if I should just cave in and give up hoping he’d come back.

She said, “Try calling the shelter one more time.”

I did…The lady on the phone said..

“I think we have him.”

I burst into tears…ran around to find my pants, brush my teeth, and tried as fast as possible to look like the human my Ben knew and loved.

When I got to the shelter, I described Ben and the woman said, “You were the one that left a message!  I couldn’t understand what you were saying…You were crying too hard.”

She went in the back and out came my sweet dear boy Ben.

I dropped to the floor and hugged him tight.  Tears flooded my eyes and spotted the floor of the shelter.

My boy Ben is back!


  1. Unknown
    June 22, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    So glad you got your sweet puppy back! I know I'd react the same way if mine ever got away. I really need to get him a chip in case that happens. So glad your story has a happy ending!

  2. Kari
    June 22, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    YAY! I'm glad your story had a happy ending and that Ben is home safe!!

  3. Comincioli
    June 22, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    I am so happy you found Ben! We've been through that situation before and it's heart breaking to lose your dog! They are such a big part of our family. Glad he's safe and sound!

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  4. The Tutu Teacher
    June 23, 2013 / 2:57 am

    Thank y'all! I am so happy he's home. He's been so exhausted…I don't think he'll leave us again!


  5. Disneymum (Kristi)
    June 23, 2013 / 3:39 am

    Yay I am so glad he is home. He looks so much like a dog we had "Story", she was such an awesome dog! She was beagle/lab.