This little boy is called Benjamin Wilfried Thomas (but to Mum he’s just Benny). The dog must be Brady. When both sides of the family gather together, they and the Golden Retriever are the Brady bunch! Together these two are like Garfield and Odie. Benny is always getting into trouble and pulling Odie into it headlong. Here we are seeing it in action.
He snatched that box of his grandmother’s cookies (she cooks and bakes very well) from his sister (for some reason, that makes it extra fun for him, he throws waffles at her head sometimes) and is eating it all hidden away before Brady came to check it out. Benny might get in trouble for doing that but for now he’s just living it. He has already been yelled at for his ripped clothes. But his grandmother is not very good about maintaining clothes – she just throws out the laundry and buys new clothes – so he’s looking forward to new pants.
He has ADD so he’s thinking about the next thing already. Maybe he’ll try riding the family horse (although no one’s been able to ride Monique – she was hit on the temple, and has a scar, and won’t let anybody ride her, so they just feed and take care of her). He loves to do things with his hands, and can put back a car together from its pieces, so he will be a mechanic when he grows up.
He and Brady will be up to no good this afternoon, but we don’t know what.
~ Michele (South Health Campus, Calgary, AB, Canada)