I am not easily captivated by a story about illness, especially cancer. My father died from bladder cancer and just the mention of cancer brings back painful memories I have tried to bury. In spite of my dread of the topic, I was drawn into this story from the start about two people who meet by chance. Both have cancer with minimal chances of survival but they manage to find a renewed passion for life through their involvement with each other.
Paulette Mahurin’s genius outshines the words on the pages for she tackles a difficult topic and the result is a truly enjoyable and uplifting read. “His Name was Ben” is a tender and sweet tale that is full of passion, life, and love. The story was truly inspiring and I recommend it to everyone.
MEET MY FAMILY
Great review and even greater that 143 dogs have benefited.
I love seeing these photos! It just makes me all the happier to see the faces of sweet souls finding loving homes. Great photo of you and Terry! You did very well with the selfie.
I love the photos also. And about the selfie, I’m lucky I could hold the darn lap top with one hand and take the photo with the other. My tech skills leave something to desire. 🙂 Have a great week and very peaceful happy new year. ❤
Your post and pictures leave us all with such a warm feeling. That’s a great picture of you too. Look like young pups. lol
Young pups, I think I feel younger, lol. Really appreciate your kind comment here, which leaves me with a warm feeling also. ❤
I envy your selfie skills…when I try the result resembles The Mekon on a bad hair day…
That photo of Dylan on his way home touched me…
Haha, I think it was luck. Or there was an unembodied spirit moving my hands. lol That photo of Dylan really got to me as well, especially with seeing what he looked like in the death cell. I don’t know if you could read the small print, which says he was dumped with his kennel mate. I sit here shaking my head, not comprehending how such a great dog (and his sibling) landed there. Thank goodness he was rescued. ❤
Thank goodness…he looked so bereft…
Exactly! So many of them look depressed and within moments of being out and on a leash it’s as if nothing bad had ever happened to them. I could learn volumes from the resilience of dogs. Amazing teachers.
Love this post. Love seeing your smiling faces that reflect your big hearts. Much love and peace to you both, and your gorgeous kids.
Aww, that’s so sweet, Alison. I’m left speechless, and trust me that’s not an every day occurrence. ❤
Super powt all round! 30 years eh? Congrats.
Thank you so much! It’s been a good run with this man of mine and our doggies. I’m hoping for many more. ❤
I’ve said much about your books, their poignant stories they need and do tell and the selfless cause they ultimately serve and feed. However one can never say enough, so I reiterate the pleasure of reading Paulette’s work, with the added benefit of knowing some poor threatened dogs have a chance of survival because of her’s and Terry’s care and generosity.
Nice to meet your family, and to see your smiling happy faces. Looks like you are both in a good place, and wish you more of the same kind of place ad infinitum…
Aww, JJ thank you so much. I hope we do have many more. Each day is so precious. You express that so beautifully in your magnificent poetry. ❤
Congratulation for 30 years been married and for all the things you do to makz the world warmer.
Oh Lou that’s so kind of you to say. You also generate a beauty and warmth from your comments and post, with your love of life and nature. ❤
Great review and I love the number 143. Your Rotties are handsome dogs. And, the photo of you and Terry is really a nice one. I think the selfie looks quite good- a handsome and happy couple. Congratulations on 30 years.
I love the number 143 also. Before I wrote this post I cruised through a lot of their photos and boy did that leave me feeling good. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Always appreciate hearing from you. ❤
It’s my pleasure.
What a nice review and I love seeing all the dogs find happy homes!
So do I/we, love helping dogs find loving homes. That’s the best. Give your bipeds a big hug and wag from us and here’s hoping you find tons of mud puddles and they capture it all on film in 2016. Hugs and wags from us. ❤
A wonderful way to end 2015 and begin 2016. You continue to inspire us all!❤️❤️❤️
Aww, thank you Rebecca. ❤
wonderful and inspirational!
Hi and so nice to have you stop by, cyndilenz. Thank yo so much. It’s all the sweeter to share with my great cyber friends. ❤
Thanks for having me! I love your work.
Hi there Jake. Wishing the same right back to you and hope your 2016 is filled with lots of days of laughter and peaceful nights. ❤
Happy 30 years. Thanks for all your good work, and great review!
Thanks tons, J.B. It’s been a good run with the Mr. I hope there are still a bunch more. And thank you back for you big conscientious heart. ❤
Happy dogs make me happy.
Me too, and I think we’re among the majority with that one. Their happiness is so infectious and their resilience a thing of beauty. So happy you stopped by. It’s all the sweeter to share. ❤
You have such a special heart. Good work and I know God must be well pleased at all your love and devotion to this project. He blesses your gift of writing for all you do to help His creation.
Thank you for your very kind words, Yisraela. Very appreciative of your continued support. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year. ❤
More happiness and furever homes. Gweat posty. and it was so good meetin’ yous furries and seein’ you and yous hubby. Have a purrfectly Blest New Year.
Dezi and Lexi
I’ll tell ya what makes us happy, is hearing from ya’ll. We’s luv u, Dezi & Lexi. Yup we do. And fanks tons fur all the kind words, wags, and meows. We wish you a purrrrrfectly blest New Year right back. xoxo Lv ya, Max, Bella, and the bipeds
Aaaaaaaw fank you. Y’all be so sweet.
Dezi and Lexi
Oh I’m so glad I got to see a picture of you and Terry! You have such a radiant smile, Paulette. Terry is looking like the cat that snagged a canary — very happy and content 🙂
Petey and Sadie send big tail wags to Max and Bella, and I send love from Texas,
Aww, Christy and Petey and Sadie, You made my day! I just love your, your posts, your inspirational actions in life (no, I’m not putting you on a pedestal so stop resisting, lol). I’m glad you stopped by and got to have a peek at us and ya I think I see a few feathers in Terry’s mouth. (now I really am laughing). Be well my friend and keep on listening to that great music while you run run run with your heart shining to the rest of us. ❤
Beautiful, beautiful soul, Paulette. You make this world a far better place. ❤
(Yeah, seriously, Terry, stick those feathers back in your mouth!) 😀
It’s lovely to see them getting homes.
It sure is, Clowie. It’s the best feeling. wag wag & ❤
Lovely moving post (I wish I could take Dylan home – he looks like my kind of dog!)
Hi Zoe and thanks tons for stopping by. Yes, Dylan’s a gem. Looks like a cattle dog, a great breed and wonderful fun companions. Thankfully, he’s been rescued. Big hug to you and have a good day. ❤
That’s a great picture of you too. You are people with such a great hart to dogs.Thanks a lot.
Aww, thanks Lou. That’s so sweet of you to say. You made my/our day. ❤
Love these pics!
Me too, I especially love that they are freedom photos. So happy to share them with you. ❤