Ben’s world 12/03/2018

These are my answers for Cee’s share your world questions

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

That would be £36,000 in my country. Gosh that’s a lot of dosh for a dog to his paws on. I would like to spend it all on treats but I don’t think my house is big enough to hold that many. Still, I’ve got two brilliant alternatives and it’s v. v. v hard to choose between them. First, I could give all of it to my person so that we reached the fundraising target for the big challenge that has spawned my literary career. Then we would only have to walk all the mountains. Or, I could buy us a brilliant camper van, so we didn’t have to use my old van which, though it has a lot of character, isn’t very reliable and – if I’m honest – not that comfortable for sleeping in while we are away. Either way, I like to think there would be a little bit over for a nice big hunk of my favourite mature cheddar.


What sound or sounds do you love?

The chuckling noise made by dog biscuits as they hit my dinner bowl – what else?

What’s your middle name?  Why?

My middle name is Munro, which is a funny name for a dog. I’m called that because of all the mountains in Scotland that we have to climb that are over 3,000 feet. They are called Munros after the man who found them all, Sir Hugh Munro. Although Ben, my first name, is a good name for a dog I’m only called that because lots of the mountains are called Ben, like Ben Lomond and Ben More. The biggest mountain in the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ben Nevis, is known as The Ben. My people sometimes call me The Ben, but I think they are making fun of me, which isn’t very nice.


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Me and my people have got a static caravan in the English Lake District and the season opened again this week. This means I’ve got nine months when I can have a holiday every weekend. Me and my human will be getting fit for our Scottish mountains again by walking all those Wainwright fells in the Lake District and, of course, it means summer is coming too.

That’s me for now,

Love Ben xx 0

7 thoughts on “Ben’s world 12/03/2018

  1. Dearest Ben,

    When I think how unsettled your early months were, until Bea and I RESCUED you, I am not surprised that everything you write bubbles over with such a zest for life. Your bowl is always so obviously half full, and you are a real tonic to read. More power to your paw.

    Much love,


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  2. Hi Ben, we are setting off on our own adventure soon with our two dogs. Do you have any advice for us?


  3. Oh Deb, what an honour to be asked for advice and how exciting for you all.
    1. Know where you are going physically and metaphorically, but be adaptable to change and sometimes just enjoy letting the wind take your sails.
    2. Don’t let the weather bother you.
    3. Keep the keys to your caravan very safe.
    4. Make sure you take lots of dog treats ( I know you will).
    5. Sit out looking at the stars.
    6. Beware of felines.
    7. Most importantly have fun.
    Love Ben 💞


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