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Benji the dog is totally loyal to his best friend—with one important exception

We all have our weaknesses.

Feb 29, 2020, 8:10 am*

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Miles Klee

In life, it pays to know who your friends are. Particularly if you’re a dog, for whom friendship is as much a raison d’être as recreational, these kinds of connections are all-important. They establish canine identity.

So it should come as no surprise that Benji, an adorable malshi (half Maltese, half Shih Tzu) from Boston, unfailingly places a paw on his favorite stuffed moose toy when asked who his best friend is. No matter what other toys surround him, moose is king. 

Until a real contender arrives.  

We love pizza, too, Benji—but damn if that wasn’t savage.

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*First Published: Apr 25, 2016, 1:39 pm