This is Benji.
He’s my best friend’s sister’s dog.
Benji was hers, then their grandfather’s, then their dad so I don’t know anymore.
Benji is also one of the few animals I’m not completely petrified of (yes, I have a fear of animals).
Benji is literally a walking ball of fluff.
He is so soft and loves to give high fives. But I have to say, Benji did not give me many during the shoot which deeply offended me.
A few of my friends created an Instagram account for Benji called @belovedbenji with the goal of becoming as famous as Doug the Pug.
This was all studiously talked about during art class and lunch.
So when they suggested I do a shot with him, I thought, why not? It was slightly insulting when they were more excited about him then me. I remember saying, “What the hell? I’m the model, he’s the prop.” They just laughed before returning to Benji.
He is adorable though.
A very happy pup who melts my heart.
I’m still not getting a pet though. I gotta learn how to take care of myself first (ahem, I’m talking to you Joy, you and your possible three dogs).