I can't believe that my beloved Ben is gone. He was unique and truly special.
Ben was such a sweet laid-back dog. Unflappable, and so biddable. His main passion in life was for his long runs in the woods and across the meadows. Watching him cover the ground was breath-taking and unforgettable. He was so happy in the field, and it was a delight to be with him there. He had a terrific nose and was always on a scent. He was a truly beautiful dog, but always just a simple country boy at heart. Never happier than when he was covered in mud and run off his feet.
Ben was such a pleasure to live with, and our lives will not be the same without him. He was one of those rare "once in a lifetime" dogs. Saying goodbye to Ben was the biggest heart break.
He was my Ultimate.