It was Halloween 1996 when a sweet dog wandered into the lives of my friends, Patty and Dave. For 14 years Ben was a happy and loyal companion to them. His sweet and gentle mannerism was the perfect accent to raising their daughter. Ben stood by his masters, through thick and thin. On Friday January 29, 2010 their loyal friend, Ben was put to rest after a brief illness. Goodbye sweet Ben. Goodbye.