Sidewalk Specials is a rescue organization in South Africa. The owner of Sidewalk Specials, Rachel Sylvester would often go on rescue missions. On one of Rachel’s rescue missions, they found a heavily emaciated dog.This dog must have been starving because it was skin and bones. Benji, the dog, was so thin that Rachel thought it would not make it to the vet. Rachel slowly carried the dog to the car and rushed to the clinic.The doctor was amazed that Benji was still alive. This shows how strong of a fighting spirit Benji has.Benji went to a foster family right after he was checked. Benji’s foster family nursed him back to health.He was healing fast, but he was still a little withdrawn. His foster family knew that he was ready for adoption and chose a woman named Eleni to be Benji’s new mother.Since Eleni Pantelis saw Benji online, she could not take him off of her mind. She kept thinking about the dog who was on the brink of death. Eleni wanted to make a difference in Benji’s life.Eleni was thrilled when she learned that she gets to keep Benji. She immediately starting reaching out to him, but he was still withdrawn. When he started opening up, he was very reactive to everything and everyone.Thankfully, Eleni found an organization named Pure Rehab and brought Benji there. When Benji is in rehab, he is an entirely different dog. Benji learned to enjoy playing with other dogs. He has also learned not to be aggressive towards other people.That organization has helped him open up and show his playful side. The people there have helped him become more confident about himself. They have also taught him how to trust the people around him.Because of all the benefits that Benji got from Pure Rehab, Eleni has been bringing him there for over two years. Eleni will continue bringing him there since Benji is happy being there. Whatever makes Benji happy, Eleni will support.Source The Dodo via YouTube
So you want to know more about me, eh? Well, I am a Canadian, husband, and father of two young men.
I would say boys but they are not really “boys” anymore. They are 19 and 17. But they will always be my little ones. :-)
And, of course, we also have a dog. He is an Affenpinscher. Also affectionately known as a Monkey Dog.
His name is Monty. Yes, it is after Monty Python as he is a funny, crazy character.
Dogs have always been a part of my life. My parents started and owned a Dog and Cat boarding kennel just 20 minutes north of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.
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