Monday, February 27, 2012

Anita Welsh & Gracie May

Who is in the photo at right?

Anita Welsh and of course, Gracie May. Gracie May is a five year old dachshund. we think she may have mixed breed lineage somewhere, but for the most part, she is a dachshund.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

It's been cold and snowy lately, but Gracie was starting to get restless so here we are!

What's brewing?

A chocolate chip cappuccino and a iced latte.

Any treats for you or Gracie May on this occasion?

No treats. Gracie is allergic to something in dog biscuits. We don't know what it is, but every time we give her one of the biscuits, she throws up. She is fine with soft treats, just not biscuits.

How were you and Gracie May united?

We got Gracie after losing another dog, Bossley. We went to a nearby shelter, and there was this adorable little cinnamon colored dog, bright eyes shining, entire body wagging. How could we refuse?

How did she get her name? Any nicknames?

Gracie May's full name is Gracie May Sausage Bottom Roxie la Doxie. We never call her by her full name, just Gracie May. Her name just came to us. She has way too many nicknames. Dog breath, Grace, Fuzzball, Attacker, Dogzilla, ect. The list goes on forever.

Squeaky-toy, ball, stick...?

All of the above.

Squirrel, postman, cat...?

All of the above again. She chases everything! If she sees something she starts making this weird high-pitched yelping sound that makes it sound like we are torturing her.

Where is Gracie May's favorite outdoor destination?

Gracie May definitely like the dog park best. She will flatten herself on the ground, and hurl her little body at any unfortunate dog going past. She will also charge dogs from behind and leap at their face snarling, then run way. Classic bully.

Who are Gracie May's best pet-pals?

Gracie doesn't really like other dogs, but there is this one she just goes crazy for. He is a wiry gray shih-tzu with a wild mop of hair and an underbite. His name is K.J, but we have nicknamed him Chubacca. Gracie follows him around, her whole body wagging even more than when we get home. She hurls herself at him. It's like K.J is covered in bacon grease and gravy! K.J usually just keeps walking throughout Gracie May's crazy assault.

What is Gracie May's best quality?

Gracie May's best quality is probably how adorable she is, followed by her unbelievable loyalty.

If Hollywood made a movie in which Gracie May could speak, who should do her voice?

I've always pictured her with a very high-pitched voice, but not quite like the Chipmunks. She also has a kind of girly girl voice. I don`t know who would do it.

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  1. This may sound crazy, but my dog is the exact copy of yours! He's a daschund mix too...same size, colouring etc. Gracie would be a great girlfriend for my Pinch but we live in France :)

    (me and my dog were featured on this blog as well...check us out under the daschund category "Crystal & Pinch!)

    1. I took a look, and you were right! Pinch is an exact copy of me!
      Gracie MAy

  2. Thanks for sharing the life of Gracie May! I have two dachshunds, so I always love reading about them!