Who is in the photo at right?
Hi! My name is Lacey; I own a dog walking business in Seattle, Washington.
Woof! My name is Peatree or Princess Peatree if you like. I am a 2 year old Great Dane. My Mom has had me since I was 7 weeks old.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
It's Saturday morning, Abigail (our other amazing dog) is on her way to work with her Dad. She greets customers at a hair salon. Meanwhile Peatree and I take a morning stroll and then head back to the house to snuggle, read, and have some coffee.
I am enjoying the best coffee out there from Kaladi Brothers Coffee. I make it at home in a little old coffee maker.
Any treats for you or your dogs on this occasion?
Peatree and I are just enjoying the company of one another. I love spending time with both of my beloved dogs but it is always nice to have some one on one time.
How did your dogs get their names? Any aliases?
I adopted Abigail over 10 years ago. The shelter had given her an awful name so I spent a few days trying different names and Abigail is what fit her. Abigail is my baby! She is the inspiration behind me starting my own dog walking business and also the tattoo on my right shoulder. I wish I could clone her!
Peatree is named after the little pterodactyl dinosaur on Land Before Time. My husband and I grew up watching it as kids. Since we knew she would grow up to be very large dog we wanted a wimpy and small name to contrast her size. She is also known as Peach, Peachy Pea and just good old Pea.
How were you and your dogs united?
I adopted Abigail in College at a shelter in Idaho. Someone had dumped her in a field and she was covered in ticks. I took one look at her and knew she was mine!
I have wanted a Dane since as far back as I can remember. I begged my husband for one and so we found a local breeder and picked her out.
I know that you are among that small percentage of dog walkers who are actually C.D.W (Certified Dog Walkers). What are some of things that you learned while training toward becoming certified?
You learn a lot in the program! The most beneficial part for me was to learn all about dog body language as well as how to appropriately touch and approach a dog. I thought I was already knowledgeable. Man was I wrong! I have been able to apply my knowledge and the methods I learned to each one of my amazing clients.
Squirrel, cat, postman...?
Squirrels and birds for both my girls!
Squeaky-toy, stick, tennis ball...?
Abigail is obsessed with tennis balls and Peatree likes any stuffed animal she can get her paws on.
What is each dog's best quality?
To pick one is so hard! Ummm….
Abigail’s best quality is her devotion. She loves to be my shadow and keep her eyes on me at all times. It is important that she sits right next to me on the couch.
Peatree’s best quality is her zest for life! You will not meet a happier, goofier, go with the flow dog.
If your dogs could change one thing about Seattleites, what would it be?
Honestly, nothing: Seattle is the most dog loving city! It is the place to be!
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which your dogs could speak, which actors should do their voices?
Peatree would be played by Zooey Deschanel because she is beautiful, goofy, sweet, and a bit spacey.
I would pick Taylor Swift for Abigail because she is super talkative, hard working, and polite.
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