Monday, July 30, 2012

Erika Stroup & Mr. Woofles

Who is in the photo at right?

That is my Scottish terrier Mr. Woofles or Woofles or Woofie for short! I named him! He is a boy and is around six years old. My name is Erika Stroup and I run the website Moonlight Book Reviews. Where I review novels and talk about the latest new in the publishing world and host giveaways. Sometimes, Woofles helps me pick winners, when I first started I would put all the entry numbers in a bowl and have him go in and grab one! Then I would have to quick grab him so he didn't swallow it! Long process, but it was worth it! I am currently seeking a degree at Ferris State University in Neonatal Nursing and English Literature.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

Well, I thought Woofles would enjoy a ride in the car! So I grabbed my father, and we hopped into my car. We headed to a local coffee shop, and then after we hit up the puppy toy store!

What's brewing?

I don't do very well with caffeine so I grabbed a green tea, but my father got a latte. So he could keep up with Woofles and I!

Any treats for you or Woofles on this occasion?

We walked the toy shelves until Mr. Woofles spotted one that held his attention. I carried him so there wouldn't be any accidents and he carried his toy! It was adorable. I set him in the backseat to play with his toy and holy smokes he went crazy. He was barking and throwing it around all the way home! When we got home he ran around the house with it! If you throw it too hard he gets upset and takes it away from you for safe keeping.

How did Woofles get his name? Any aliases?

Well, I was at my grandparents house and they were talking about sub woofers. The word just stuck with me, not the sub part. I don't know it just felt amazing. I'm a little out there guys, let's face it!! I couldn't forget Woofer and so I carried it with me for a bit.

How were you and Woofles united?

I was spending some time with my grandparents and my parents came out to see my sister and me. I went to greet them excited, and they asked if I saw anything moving. I was like, "Ughm no...." Then I proceeded to look and see a flying black ball running around the yard. He was utterly adorable even with his too large head and porcupine eyes.

You have a very active and attractive lit blog. Do you have a favorite literary canine?

Well, I really loved Wishbone! He introduced me to the classics, and I can still remember a ton of information he gave me! Again guys, I told you I was a little off! Anyways I always loved Clifford, he seemed really cool!

Who are Woofles's best pet-pals?

Hunter, a German shepherd. Woofles was half his size and yet held his own, as they chased each other or chased after toys.

Squirrel, cat, postman...?

Turkey! We have a herd, or is it flock, of Turkeys in our neighborhood and Woofles absolutely hates them!

Squeaky toy, ball, stick...?

His plastic bone! He runs around it growling with it in his mouth! Then he drops it looks at us, runs around and pounces on it. Then he does it again! He is also fond of tennis balls but after he got good with turning them into slobbery missiles that landed in our dinner plates, we had to ban them to outside.

What is Woofles's best quality?

He knows when you aren't feeling well or are sick. He will just snuggle in and look at you all concerned.

If Woofles could change one thing about you, what would it be?

He'd wish I would get my nose out of my books and pet him! He likes turning the pages of my kindle app with his nose when I am snuggling with him!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which your dog could speak, which actor should do his voice?

I would have to say Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory!

If Woofles could answer only one question in English, what would you ask him?

How he was able to talk in English! No no hahah! I guess I would ask him, if he really thinks the pack of baby black squirrels in his yard are really little woofles.

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--Marshal Zeringue

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