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Benny the Dog – In Memoriam October 30, 2015

Posted by judylobo in Traveling.


My very special dog, Benny, passed away sometime during the night.  I adopted him in June of 2005 and we guessed he was about 2 years old at the time. He gave me 10.5 years of unconditional love, laughs, and fun.  He was my photographic muse and creating this montage was not hard considering how many pictures I took of him over the years. He loved putting on hats and posing (as long as there were treats involved).  My cat Roberta, seems to be heart broken as well. The other two cats, Madison and Audrey don’t care one bit.  The house is much quieter now.  When I feel a bit stronger and can stop crying I will put away all of his ‘stuff.’

When I returned home from bringing Benny to the Vet to be cremated, the entire apartment building staff was waiting for me in the lobby to give me hugs and support. He was a building favorite and loved getting treats and hugs from the doormen after our walks.

I spoiled him with toys, treats and trips to our favorite stores. Our daily walks allowed me to meet my neighbors and he had a host of friends in the ‘hood, both two and four legged.

He was a joy and changed my life for the better. The pain in my heart will lessen with time. Thanks for sharing your love of Benny over the years. He was the ultimate ‘good boy.’ BENNY-IN MEMORIAM copy


1. Megan Van Dyke - October 30, 2015

Sorry to hear. Peace.

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2. Gloria - October 30, 2015

Oh Judy, I am am shocked and saddened at this news. Benny was such a sweet little soul. He enlivened every visit to your home. You have my deepest sympathy.
Rest in peace Benny.. Rest in peace.


3. David - October 30, 2015

Sorry for your loss. I hope the memories help with the grieving process. Be well.


4. Denise McClean - October 30, 2015

My condolences, Judy. Yes, the pain will lessen but boy does it take time. One day at a time, my friend.


5. joel dowshen - October 30, 2015

Benny, Benny, Benny. There will never be another Benny…except what will always remain in your heart and soul. Be well.


6. Bessy - October 30, 2015

So sorry for your loss. You gave him a great life. All his pictures show how happy he was. Peace and love to you.


7. Janet - October 30, 2015

So sorry to hear. I only knew Benny thru your photos, but could sense that he was a real sweetheart.


8. Raymond Maguire - October 30, 2015

Judy-So sorry for you. Be strong and enjoy all the great memories.
Benny was very special!


9. Larry and Sigrun Coffman - October 30, 2015

We know how you feel, Judy. We had to put our pooch down two years ago and still feel pain.

Larry and Sigrun


10. Cynthia - October 30, 2015

My deepest sympathy to you, Judy, at your loss. Your photos of Benny allowed me to share your delight and companionship.


11. Robert - October 30, 2015

May his crossing of the rainbow bridge be a smooth one and may your pain ease with time. Sending love, Roberta (not the cat)


12. MARY GARDNER - October 30, 2015

Dear Judy,

Oh, I am SO sorry!

All dogs go to heaven, I think you know that…. You don’t need the rainbow bridge, even though that is very beautiful. I’ve lost three dogs and it never gets easier even if they were 19, 18, and an old 17. They are absolutely members of the family!! It sounds like Roberta also “gets it” and may need some mutual extra comfort.

I know I will miss his pictures.

You have my sincere condolences.



13. Marge Markey - October 30, 2015

Thank you for sharing Benny with us. I met you during a “Breakfast with the Birds” workshop. I hope to do another.

I know what it’s like to say “goodbye”to a beloved creature. May you find peace in remembering all the joy he brought to so many.


14. JESBOOK@aol.com - October 30, 2015

hi sorry to hear of your loss joan


15. joan - October 30, 2015

so sorry to hear of your loss
enjoy the memories


16. Mary - October 30, 2015

I wish you peace – I like to think Benny is in dog Heaven and you can still speak to him – and…..he hears you!! Love, Mary


17. Verna - October 30, 2015

When those loving, happy, asking for little creatures leave us there is such a hole in our universe. My thoughts are with you,


18. Caren adelman - October 30, 2015

So sorry to hear that. May he always be in your heart.


19. Bonnie Luria - October 30, 2015

The many adorable faces of our little Benny.

I didn’t call. Thought you needed a bit of Judy time to swallow this awful news. It’s hard to believe he’s not going to be on the other side of the door when the bell rings. He was loved by many, as are you.

Michele and Stan arrived this afternoon. I’ll speak to you soon and send you all my love and thoughts.


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20. MaryAnn - October 31, 2015

Rest in Peace, Benny! You lived the iconic life of a NYC pooch xoxo


21. Yolanda Davis - November 1, 2015

So sorry for your loss! RIP Benny!

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