To establish a farm there, the Robinson family bought a house in a far-off area.
Mrs. Dot Robinson was forced to give birth to her second child, a boy, in just four months while still carrying a pregnancy. When they moved into the new house, they started preparing the child’s room so that it would be ready when the new member of the family was born.
The Robinsons were animal lovers, but since their landlord forbade them from having a dog because they lived in an apartment, they now desired at least one puppy.
With their 6-year-old son Matias, the couple visited an animal shelter to choose a dog. They wanted a non-aggressive puppy who could live on the farm with the kids and be raised as such.
After seeing the paddocks and learning about some pets’ tragic tales, they were unsure which puppy to choose.
As they left the area, they passed a pit bull named Benson who was 4 years old. He took a step back, his tail tucked between his knees, as though he had lost all faith in humankind.
The animal shelter staff told the Robinson family about Benson when they asked about him that he had a terrible life. Volunteers found him on the streets where he had been dumped after being used in dog fights.
Before being adopted by a couple, Benson spent some time in the dog shelter. Benson was violent toward his owners and had behavioral problems, so after just two weeks, they took him back to the shelter.
Mr. Benson was adopted by a family with children despite the volunteers’ advice not to because Robinson insisted on giving him a chance. Even the road to the car was difficult for Benson because he wasn’t used to walking on a leash, but they eventually made it home.
Benson was initially very reserved, timid, and wary. Benson was able to adapt and forge bonds with each member of the family over time, especially Matias.
Benson was introduced to the newborn after they brought him home from Mrs. Robinson’s birth. He took a whiff and gently licked the baby’s face. The owners realized right away that Benson was a lovely dog and that they would get along.
When Benson was only two months old, his loud barking one night jolted the Robinsons out of their sleep. The safety bars kept him out of the crib as he continued to bark and attempt to enter. He started biting the crib in an effort to reach the baby.
When the Robinsons took the baby into their arms, they realized the infant had stopped breathing, which was what initially alarmed them because they thought Benson was trying to harm the baby.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors revived him. The baby would have died if he had been in cardiorespiratory arrest for more than 30 minutes, the doctor told the parents.
Benson became well-known and showed that nothing happens by accident. Before the Robinson family, no one gave Benson a chance; as a result, Benson saved their baby’s life.