Connie Singer: Photographer retail and lifestyle, Photo art director and stylist, social media manager for STYLEDLIFE, accessory boutique here in Minneapolis.
Duffy, (McDuff Angus): 6 year old black male Scottish Terrier, parents were black Scotties as well.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
I save my morning coffee time with Duffy after my son and husband leave in the morning, before I sit down at the computer. There are no neighborhood coffee shops that allow dogs indoor.
I’m a steamed/frothed latte person so it’s mostly milk with any store brand breakfast blend.
[photo left: Connie and sister Janet at the Door County Scottie Rally, 19 May 2012, Baileys Harbor, WI]
Any treats for you or Duffy on this occasion?
Duffy eats as soon as he gets up in the morning. He’s kind of like the hobbits that eat 1st and 2nd breakfasts so he’s always happy to get a small treat any time of day! He likes bacon, eggs, and French toast!
How did Duffy get his name? Any aliases?
We chose a solid Scottish name, one that was in his family pedigree, too, McDuff Angus.
How were you and Duffy united?
My son’s 3rd grade teacher brought her Scottie puppy to school one day and I was there and decided on the spot that was the cutest dog I had ever seen! After years of the family trying to convince me (1st time dog owner) to get a dog I was smitten. We chose Duffy from the next litter from the same home breeder in Wisconsin.
Six-year-old Minneapolis Duffy, McDuff Angus, came into our lives as a puppy from a family breeder in Wisconsin. Everyone said this is not a dog for beginners! Well, he is willful and stubborn but also the most loveable and fiercely loyal breed there is and we couldn’t imagine our life without him!
Please tell us about Modern Scottie Dog, and particularly about the Duffy's role in the Minnesota offices of MSD.
From the about section of our blog, the Modern Scottie Dog:
The Modern Scottie Dog™ is a lifestyle blog that launched in 2012 and caters not only to Scottie dog owners but lovers of the iconic breed. Our blog celebrates all things Scottie, and much, much, more! Duffy and Brandy serve as our Chief Canine Officers.[photo right: Brandy, from the California offices of Modern Scottie Dog™]
Does Duffy have a favorite place to go for an outing?
The large open fields where he can safely run and play with the soccer ball.
Squirrel, postman, cat...?
Duffy’s a sweet, quiet dog in the house until someone comes to the door and he goes “mental” with barking, but when the mail carrier used to give him treats every time we understood the frenzy to get us to open the door! Don’t even get started on the s-q-i-r-r-e-l-s as we refer to them around Duffy!
Who is Duffy's best local pet-pal?
Neighbor pooch, Roxy, a female chocolate lab.
What is Duffy's best quality?
Fiercely loyal friend and loves to nap!
If your Duffy could change one thing about you, what would it be?
Hmmm… am hoping he thinks I’m perfect!
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Duffy could speak, which actor should do his voice?
Only the greatest Scot actor, Sean Connery, of course!
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