Bennie and Cosita


Bencinha, which is Portuguese for “little blessing” was born in the Hammocks neighborhood of Miami in 2006. Everyone called Bencinha by her nickname, “Bennie”, and was also known by all the furbabies in the house as “The Original Gangster”.

Bennie was the first member of the pack. She was discovered in the bushes under our balcony crying for help in the middle of a thunderstorm. Bennie was loved and feared at the same time. She had a personality that was constantly shifting from minute to minute between wanting to be loved and lashing out. Bennie passed from cancer and is waiting for her friends at the Rainbow Bridge.


Cosita is the only member of the gang to be adopted, as the rest were all homeless before joining our pack.

Her name was, for the most part, very fitting for her personality, as it means “pretty little thing” is Spanish.

In her own mind, Cosita was the alpha, though in truth the title was held by Bennie, whom by the way was the only creature that Cosita ever met that she feared.

Like Bennie, Cosita was diagnosed with cancer and has since passed on, where she waits for her friends at the Rainbow bridge.