The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s Something Good is a story about a boy and his puppy.
Bentley Boyers is two years old and was born with a cleft lip. When he was born he had trouble eating and spent time in the NICU, prior to having two surgeries to repair his lip. His mom, Ashley, says since his surgery, he’s been doing great.
Earlier this month, Brandon, Bentley’s dad, went to adopt some chickens at the Jackson County Animal Shelter and, while he was there, found a puppy with a cleft lip. He quickly called his wife and told her he wanted the puppy for Bentley.
The puppy, thought to be about 10 weeks old and a lab mix, was adopted by the Boyers family the next day and named Lacey.
Ashley told “Good Morning America” that Bentley and Lacey have been inseparable ever since. “They’re the best of friends,” she said. “If Bentley is playing on the playground she’s next to the slide waiting for him to come down. They do everything together.”
Lydia Sattler, animal services director for Jackson County Animal Shelter, told GMA that the staff at the Michigan shelter were brought to tears as they watched Bentley meet Lacey. “He was loving her and she was just eating it up. They were a perfect match for many reasons,” she said.
Ashley and Brandon have their hands full: Not only do they have a nine month old English mastiff named Remi as a sibling for Lacey, Bentley will be getting a sibling in December.
A boy and a puppy are always something good but a special puppy for a special boy is something extra good.
Now it’s your turn… tell me something good!