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Benji Shines

All photos taken on May 19, 2022.

Hey readers! Benji, the Most Excellent Wonder Dog here. Why Most Excellent, you ask? Well, Sit and Stay, then, if you Beg Pretty, Roll Over and Play Dead, I’ll tell you my tail. Yeah I spelt it my way. Take it up with my agent, if you have a problem with that.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “Benji Shines

  1. Though Benji may be little, he definitely makes up for it with personality 🙂 I do miss not having a furry friend greet me when I come home and picking up all the crumbs! I’m counting down the days until I can get a pup of my own.

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    1. Patty used to have a puppy/dog when she was growing up at home. His name was Seamus and he was a 200+ pound St. Bernard. Likely why we limited the pets our kids could have as they grew up. 🙂Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


  2. Dogs with blogs seem to have attitude. Benji did you know your links are most unhygienic as dogs mouths are a dreadful hive of, shall we say, unpleasantness. Hence my dogs adding one more rule, oops I mean smartness, no licking humans.

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    1. Benji here. I hear you Bernie, but I will still try to groom my unkempt hoomins. It is up to them to be smart and never put their faces in my range…should be easy as I am pretty low to the ground. Benji out. 🐾🐾


  3. Such a lovely post dedicated to Benji! Dogs are more than just cuddly companions, their adorable faces and happy-go-lucky attitudes fill our lives with such joy. Life is certainly better with a dog 🙂 Aiva xx

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