Thursday, May 07, 2009

Benjy On The Road



Benjy just loves riding cars. So he needed no encouragement to hop into my car, aka Red Chief, and we drove down Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu along the ocean. Remember how last week I wrote that I would be announcing some important news? Well, here it is: we're leaving Malibu and moving to Venice!
In the days and weeks to come, I'll be posting pictures of Benjy's new abode, his garden view and my decoration efforts...

Afterthought: based on your comments, I realize I should have mentioned that we're moving to Venice, California, not Venice/Venezia, Italy.

31 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

We surely enjoys the ride. I have read Venice is the-place-to-be when in the LA area! Congratulations.

Gabbi said...

Benji is adorable... my sister's dog Lucy loves the car. She sticks her head out the window and gets herself really worked up with all the smells and sights. By the time she gets home she's just exhausted :)

Looking forward to posts on the new home! xo

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Benjy in Venice!! WOW, I have a college friend in Venice, if you run into someone named Julie who has twin boys, I said Hi.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Benjy in Venice!! WOW, I have a college friend in Venice, if you run into someone named Julie who has twin boys, I said Hi.

drollgirl said...

your dog! your baby is so cute!!! i see lots of little dogs like this around town and i always stare and smile. lucky you!!!

and i bet you will like venice. it is so damn hot today that i wish i was by the beach non-stop for the better weather!

The Seeker said...

Oh sooooooo cute!!!!
And he's doing so well in the car..

xoxo

Nessa said...

What a lucky puppy.

Angora said...

C'est bien tentant de prendre la route avec toi et Benji, son sommeil dit qu'il est heureux du voyage... ton blog est vraiment agréable à lire et j'adore ces promenades dans la mode, les livres , les ongles et le passé: du coup on ne peut s'ennuyer mais te suivre avec plaisir... Bravo la robe!

Anonymous said...

ooooo i just read your mum's comment...i thought you meant venice, italy! ;)))
well i hope you get settled quickly..and enjoy!

nancyxx

Gal Friday said...

The photo of your Benjy sleeping on your car seat is the CUTEST thing!
My dog loves riding in the car, too--gets all excited even if it is a quick trip to the top of the road for some milk(and sometimes...a dog biscuit from the nice lady behind the counter)
Good luck to you on your move, too.

Joanna said...

Wow, congrats on the new digs! I've recently moved, as well, though I'm still in Santa Monica. Now that you're closer, we just HAVE to schedule a time to meet up!

sealaura said...

how exciting! I remember how much you liked Venice. Benjy looks smashing in these shots!I wish Norm cold comfortably look out the window, I am always afraid he is going to fall out!

Mary-Laure said...

GABBI - Benjy's just the same, he sniffs the wind and loves being at the window!!

DROLLGIRL - I hope it cools down this weekend.

ANGORA - tes commentaires, si merveilleusement ecrits, me font toujours tres plaisir.

NANCY - Venice, Italy? I wish!

GAL FRIDAY - Benjy's the same. Just tell hims we're going to take the car and he goes crazy with joy!

JOANNA - I'd love to see you!

SEALAURA - me too... I'm thinking of buying him a doggie safety belt. Really.

jane said...

That is exciting! Benji better start practicing his Italian...P.S. Checked out your Amserdam posts...they are perfect! Thanks!

Sammi said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures of Benjy. My dog also loves car rides, especially curling up on the back seat :)

Solange said...

Ah, you are moving constantly!! How nice that is, just to pick up your stuff and go.
lovely pictures, and wish you a great weekend!

Marci said...

Ahora mismo miro en mi atlas donde está Venice.Te cansaste de Malibú?
Un saludo para ti y para Benji

Debra said...

How wonderful! Another exciting adventure for you to add to your list! I'm so excited for you. Details...more details. O.K.-after reading more comments- are we talking CA or ITALY??? Italy I suspect.

Debra said...

O.K.-sorry, I should have read further!

kendalee said...

What exciting news! Look forward to seeing how you both settle in and wish you much happiness in your new home. I love how Benjy's excitement is obvious in every fibre of his body even in these still shots. And then he's just soooooo exhausted by all the excitement and has to take a nap!

Mary-Laure said...

SAMMI - Benjy prefers standing in front of the window...

MARCI - Venice queda cerca de Los Angeles, junto al mar.
No me canse de Malibu (nunca!) pero tuve que mudarme.

KENDALEE - ah, yes, Benjy loves his naps!

Arlene said...

Venice is preferable to Malibu in my opinion - just a different vibe. Hope you like it. I am going to send you some of my favorite places to go and if you get a chance to go, let me know. Because I lived in Glendale (between Pasadena and Burbank and right next to Griffith Park), my suggestions will be over the hill from you but you might still have a chance to get out that way.

Spangler Cummings said...

So looking forward to seeing your new digs...eh,...eh,...Benjy!

Cait O'Connor said...

Benji looks gorgeous and so comfy on the carseat. I thought you meant THE Venice and I have never heard of the other one. No doubt you will blog about it. Good luck in your new home.

Mary-Laure said...

ARLENE - I'd LOVE to get your recommendations!

SPANGLER - I'd like to invite you over as soon as I am settled.

CAIT - I'm looking forward to showing everyone around the trendy city of Venice.

Annie said...

I think Venice will be more fun. Love that Benji, my dog loves cars too :-).

Candace said...

I miss both of you...

Kwana said...

Hi Benjy!

Mary-Laure said...

CANDACE - we miss you too. And Tess of course!

Alya said...

Hahaha I love how some people thought it was Venice ITaly. Me too at first, but then I thought "What? She just moved to CA from Paris!"

D&D said...

look at that cutie!!!!