Jeanette De Mars of Corgi Connection of Kansas wrote to The Daily Corgi about handsome Benny C, a five year-old sable Pem who’s been through a lot but still has plenty of love to give.
“Corgi Connection was contacted by Kansas inspectors about taking a Corgi from a puppy mill holding 1,500 dogs. (That’s not a typo!) The owner was cited for lack of care of the dogs. Among the hundreds there was a lone Corgi stuck away in a cage. Corgi Connection was told the dog had a nose and lip injury but no indication of how severe it was. I agreed to take him because our group gives preference to dogs in-state, and he might have been euthanized otherwise.”
“What a shock when I saw the full extent of his injury. I actually cried. However, the wonderful person who helped get Benny transported across the state reminded me not to remember his past but look forward to his promising future.”
“Benny C is named after a childhood acquaintance who had a cleft palate. Benny went on to serve our country and lead a normal and productive life; it is our hope that Benny C will be given the opportunity to live a normal life as a loved and spoiled pet.”
“The breeder told authorities Benny was attacked by an adult dog when he was a puppy and the injury was left untreated. It’s a wonder he lived! I’ve consulted about having his injury repaired in some way, but since he has no physical ailments I decided not to put Benny through such a surgery just to make him look better to us humans.”
“Despite Benny’s horrific injury, his personality is terrific and you quickly learn to look past it. He has no special physical needs and is able to eat, drink and chew. He does drool some, but it’s nothing compared to some other breeds.”
“Benny’s been neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested and had dental work done. He’s also learning house manners, how to go for long walks, come to his name and some basic commands. He’s discovering TOYS and in typical Corgi fashion is gathering them all up for safe keeping. Benny does well in his crate and prefers to sleep there at night with the door open.”
“Benny is a very affectionate dog and really loves to be around people, although he can be a little aloof at times. He is OK with cats — still curious. I wouldn’t recommend him to a house with young children. He is OK with other dogs, but I believe it would be best for Benny C to be an only dog so he can be the center of attention all the times.”
“He is such a gentle boy and has so much love and joy to give. It’s my hope we can give Benny C the lifetime Christmas present of a new permanent home!”
Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Benny C!