The loneliest dog in the world; until Benson met a giant green ball. You will not believe how this dog changed.
Benson is a rescue dog. He is a small breed and he must have lived through something horrible. When he was found, he was terrified to get near other dogs or the workers at the shelter. He would barely eat and seemed to always be braced for attack.
The workers were patient and kind to the little dog. They allowed him time to get to know them so he would not fear them. They gently spoke to him and reassured him that he was safe. He was very slow to respond to their kindness.
Eventually Benson began to trust the workers. Eventually they got him to run and play in the sunshine. But even then he was not brave enough to go to the workers. One day a worker took Benson to his play yard. Benson seemed to be having a good day so she took a chance and rolled to him a giant, green, furry, ball. The ball was a lot bigger than Benson. To her delight, Benson began playing with the ball. Before her eyes he came out of his shell. He jumped on the ball, chased it and pulled at it with his paws and teeth.