Benton the 150-pound Mastiff-type dog had an unexpected visitor on New Year’s Eve. While the dog’s owner slept soundly in the bedroom, Benton cuddled up with a stranger on his dog bed. A drunk man walked into the wrong house and curled up with the big dog on the cozy bed. But wait, there’s more.
The man lived a few doors down from Lynn Sarver of Waukesha, Wisconsin, but he entered her house through an unlocked side door. She told FOX 6 News, “I woke up and saw someone over here on this dog bed. We ran into the kitchen — grabbed a knife. Then we were scared. They told me it could have been a lot worse. I believe that. (The young man) didn’t know where he was. He couldn’t see. His glasses were tossed around the living room somewhere. He was very apologetic. Seeing someone sleeping with my dog…it’s weird, you know?”
The dog is called a Boerboel, a type of Mastiff breed. Sarver said the breed is known for letting people in and not escorting them out, which is pretty much the opposite to what the American Kennel Club says about the breed. The AKC states, “The imposing Boerboel is devoted to protecting the people and places he loves.”
Whatever the case, we bet Sarver will be locking her doors and giving Benton a speech about hanging out with drunken strangers. Here’s the complete story in the video below.