And they call it puppy love ...
Since Ben was diagnosed with cancer "It’s been an emotional, hectic journey of chemotherapy, blood tests, scans, blood thinning injections and medications."
"I chose a family puppy as my dream. I think it will bring joy into not only mine but my kids life too. This journey has effected all of us and I feel like we all need cheering up!"
"Frankie, our new furry family member, will be a constant reminder that I have fought a hard battle and hopefully beaten it," wrote Ben.