Thirteen has always been my lucky number, so its no surprise that March 13 (2009) is Ben's Gotcha Day.
He was a stray, found on the mean streets and taken to Toronto Animal Services. He had been at the shelter for a couple of weeks and was five months old.
Ben and Casper the early days
When we visited the shelter Ben worked hard to get our attention, he reached his paws outside the cage and tried to catch us as we walked by. He danced around on his hind legs and looked adorable. Robert took him out and held him towards me saying “what about this little guy”? I cradled him in my arms and he lay contentedly on his back and made happy paws in the air.