Poor Benjy, the dog left behind when his human family goes on a boat cruise, is the picture of pathetic dejection--and of frisky anticipation when he gets a chance to board a ship he thinks they're on. . . and contentment when he's taken in by the ship's cook. Despite her seemingly commonplace cartoon style, Bloy hasn't lost her winning way with dogs. From the tilt of his nose when he first smells cooking on board to the pell-mell thrust of his haunches as he dashes down the gangway on return, Benjie will keep young children beguiled throughout the excursion.