Who is in the photo at right?
Human: Penny Watson, writer/reviewer/obsessive reader of romance novels, and super enthusiastic dachshund owner.
Weenie Dog: Lucy, 4 year old, 8 pound, long-hair black-and-tan mini dachshund.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine? What's brewing?
Lucy and I have coffee together every morning. I brew my own Starbucks Dark French roast.
Lucy prefers a latte with foam and cinnamon. She’s a bit prissy.
Any treats for you or Lucy on this occasion?
Lucy begs for Cheddar Cheese Goldfish. That’s her favorite.
How did Lucy get her name? Any aliases? How were you and Lucy united?
Lucy was already named when we adopted her. She was part of a litter of smooth doxies, with 2 smoothie parents, and she showed up with long hair. The breeder was stymied, and no one wanted her. She looked like a little bear cub when we got her….all fluff. You couldn’t even see her eyes.
You're a fiction maven with a particular interest in paranormal and romance novels. Do you have any favorite fictional canines?
My favorite recently was Oyster the pug in Eloisa James’ novel A Duke of Her Own. That book is fabulous, and the scene at the end with Oyster is a tear-jerker.
Squirrel, postman, cat...?
Chipmunks and bunnies.
Squeaky-toy, ball, Frisbee...?
Lucy loves to play soccer. She is wicked good.
What is Lucy's best quality?
She is a complete love-bug. All she wants to do is hang out and give kisses. She is the only dog I’ve had who hates walks.
She is super lazy. She really just wants to sit on your lap all day and try to lick you to death. She’s adorable.
If Lucy could change one thing about you, what would it be?
She wishes I would fill up her dog bowl with Goldfish.
What is Lucy's proudest moment?
Hanging with the big dogs in the neighborhood. Especially Kenzie, the Viszla down the street.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Lucy could speak, which actor should do her voice?
Ann Hathaway? She is a fellow Vassar College alum and also has shiny dark hair, like Lucy!
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