Ben is a smart aleck dog who walks to the beat of his own drummerto hilarious effect. With his unabashed belief in saving his own skin, wise ideas about staying safe, and way of endearing himself to any hunter who takes a dog along, this rogue retriever has had a memorable place in the hearts of outdoorsmen for years. Now he’s back, and no acre of woods or inch of water is spared from his delightfully un-obedient antics.
Whether he’s attempting to bring the great outdoors inside, satisfying his appetite to the disdain of his master, or reeling in trouble with each cast of his fishing rod, Ben is simply at it again, still mounting more laughs than game. With more than one hundred original, beautifully illustrated, and cleverly captioned cartoons, there’s no mistaking this witty work for anything but another sure-to-be beloved classic of syndicated cartoonist John Troy. The perfect gift for anyone who has ever found a friend in a rascal of a hunting dog, Ben Lives is page after page of puns from this high-spirited pooch.
John Troy's cartoons have appeared in Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Audubon, In-Fisherman, Ducks Unlimited Magazine, Fly Fisherman, and dozens of other outdoor publications. He was the creator of "Baxter," the beloved and mischievous hunting dog who was featured in several of his many bestselling cartoon collections. He was the author of Hilarious Fishing Cartoons and Hilarious Hunting Cartoons. John Troy grew up in New Jersey and lived with his wife, Doris, in Dade City, Florida. He is deceased.