“Today is the anniversary of the day Brian and I found Bentley while we were out walking our dogs on Christmas Day 2006. Bentley was walking down the sidewalk in our neighborhood, we rang the doorbell of the house he was in front of and asked if they knew this dog and they said no (turns out he actually lived in the house right next door). We took him home and brought him in the house and he jumped up on our sofa and sat down next to me. I told Brian I wanted to keep him, but he said ‘We can’t just keep someone’s dog’, so we decided to leash him up and walk the neighborhood. As we walked around, a car full of people stopped and they rolled down the window and said ‘You found Bentley!’ We were so happy that we were able to return him to his family and it turned out Brian had worked with the owner years ago.
Weeks later, Brian ran into Bentley’s owner at the grocery store and asked how he was and his owner said they had just taken him to the animal shelter because they wanted to ‘do some traveling and he had epilepsy.’ Brian was so upset and came home and told me about it and I asked if we could get him and he said, ‘I’m going right now.’
Bentley came home, and the rest is history. I never dreamt that I would ever have a Jack Russell and now I can’t imagine my life without one. It was hard to see Bentley have seizures and to have him go through multiple surgeries, but I know that we took care of his medical issues and loved him unconditionally the same way he loved us.
I believe every thing happens for a reason and the day Bentley came into my life was the greatest gift I could have been given. Merry Christmas, little angel.”
– Chris and Brian Beam