Thursday, July 31, 2008

Benjy Loves Basketball


While I was in Los Angeles, Benjy stayed with a dear friend in Paris. Once in a while, she would snap pictures of my little beast to let me know he was doing great, and that his beloved basket ball was never far away from him...
The blogger and super talented photographer Mansuetude recently asked if Benjy kept a dream diary. He might, and if he does, it probably reads: Take me to the ball game! Under the covers in bed, his ball conveniently at paw, maybe he dreams of joining the Los Angeles Lakers. He may be tiny, but he can jump.

32 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

I'm sure the Lakers would adopt you as their mascot!

andrea tachezy said...

I think, this is the best way, how to play basketball!

Jennifer Elaine said...

These images make me smile. What a spirited little creature he is!!

mansuetude said...

Oh, yes! The Lakers would love a smaller faster (very handsome & literate)point guard with the graces and knowledge of ballet to sneak past the lumbering Celtics next season.

An Oracle of course knows a true dream journal is written within the heart--and read by hints. Only people with eyes to see would know Benjy would love (need) a basketball to exercize his passions. What a lucky guy.

And his owner is far too kind to me. Thank you. Perhaps we can hear a bit about the writer she has written about, in a future post.

mansuetude said...

p.s. I am loving the older post about getting mustard up the nose. Delightful. :)

pierre said...

great basket ball player!

Anonymous said...

a confession: benjy is my favorite pooch...:)

jo said...

i love benjy :)

Sarah said...

Lovely photos

tangobaby said...

oh.my.god. You should make a poster of that second photo and sell it. That has to be one of the cutest photos I've ever seen.

Benjy! You're even better than the Lakers!

Mary-Laure said...

JENNIFER - oh thank YOU for those pictures and for looking after the bad beast...

MANSUETUDE - I used to live in Boston, so I guess I like the Celtics, too, but Benjy wants to be a California dog!
I'm glad you like the post about mustard going up to the nose, I had sooooooo much fun writing it!

PIERRE = and a great dancer too.

ANONYMOUS - who are you, Benjy fan?

TANGO BABY - anyone who likes the pictures is welcome to print them in billboard size or smaller. Benjy's a not for profit pooch.

Hila said...

awww, Benjy is so sweet :)

A World in a PAN said...

What post about mustard ... I think I missed something!

nadia said...

so great, love the second perfection!

Solange said...

Cute! he's so tiny under all the blankets.
have a good weekend,

Solange

pia said...

he is so cheeky! what a darling, i can never get enough of the little guy.

Doriz Jeltzin said...

Your dog is so cute, I want to play wsith him.

Mary-Laure said...

WORLD IN A PAN - you didn't miss anything I think. The post that's linked to ("he can jump") is about Benjy jumping but also about mustard, because a reader asked about French mustards.

PIA - well you can see Benjy next time you visit Paris!

Jessie Cacciola said...

aw, so cute! love these photos. i believe my dog has a lot bouncing around in her little head. she always looks so deep in thought. ;)

Michelle and Winston the Westie said...

I love your blog! Thanks so much for swinging by mine- and introducing me to yours! Benjy looks PRECIOUS!!! :) I'll be reading...

MISS GLITZY said...

If Benjy dreams about California, he's definitely a stylish parisian dog and plays well with the camera.

karina said...

Te hable de un libro, dos señoras conversan, una de ellas queria ser en su proxima vida un perro fino en Paris, jaja, mejor perro fino en Paris que pobre en Lima.
Benjy parece un perro muy felizzzzzz!!!!!!

mansuetude said...

ooh. i meant he would be a great asset to the Lakers--who always play the Celtics (that rivalry is really the best part). Nobody should mess with an Oracle's dreams. Bad, bad Karma.

Taocito said...

This is INDECENT! Why is he "offering" himself in such a manner! Showing off his belly like he's a springbreaker in Cancun!

I am simply shocked.

Shaz said...

awww he's adorable! and te photographs are really natural and beautiful!

everybodysaysdont said...

Go Benjy! (Great photos!)
Also, We have a question for you...We are coming to Paris for about a month this October. We are planning to stay near Parc Monceau in the 8th. Are dogs allowed in that park? Carmelita (doggy) & Samantha x

Benjy said...

KARINA - si, tengo mucha suerte de vivir en Paris y de tener a Mary-Laure por supuesto...
Como se llama este libro?

MANSUETUDE - well Mary-Laure used to live in Boston, so she's all for their teams, but I feel like a California dog so I'll join the Lakers!

TAOCITO - rrrrraaaaaahhhh, I like being indecent, you know... And I am much more sophisticated than those Cancun springbreakers; the belly I expose to the sun is beer-free, paunch-free and very classy.

EVEYBODY SAYS DONT - as far as I know, dogs are not allowed in Parisian public parks, which includes the Park Monceau though they are sometimes allowed in some alleys.
The best green spots for dogs who want to bounce around legally are the Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne, not the local parks.
Sad, huh?

lu-n-am said...

Benjy is so freaking cute. :)

porter hovey said...

that's the cutest thing ever!!

Jessica said...

adorable photos. these are really priceless.

Tulip Press said...

I agree! These photos should be posters. Cute, cute posters.
xo

Laura Neulat said...

Is Benjy going to the Olympics?