Who is in the photo at right?
In the picture is me, Kristina Zambrano, and my dog, Kovack. I'm a pet photographer. Kovack is a 7-year-old golden retriever.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
I usually don’t drink coffee when I take Kovack to the park but this time actually was a golden retriever meet-up and we have snacks and drinks (I already drank mine when I got my photo taken).
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha.
Any treats for you or Kovack on this occasion?
Sure, we have a dog treat and human treats.
How were you and Kovack united?
Let’s say he came just at the right time when I need it the most. I had loss my 3-month-old Siberian husky puppy, who was killed by a veterinarian. So my parents made arrangements for me to get a mysterious envelope on my birthday, and the envelope said meet at 5pm and get me a name ... Oh it was the most wonderful b-day I ever had.
How did Kovack get his name? Any nicknames?
We made a sort of clerk (the kind of Catholic Pope does to choose their new Pope?): we gathered many theme names. He was to be named after a TV series character. We had to go with the flow so since my family are pretty much Doctors (MD) and the other half Engineers; we choose The X-Files and ER TV shows for names ... Kovack’s dog momma was named Dana (X-Files) and his Dad was named by a monarchy Kings (Angus). We had several names such as Mulder, Skinner, Doe, Krycek etc etc; for the other side Carter, Noah, Luka, Green, Kovac. So I looked at the meanings of those names and there he was--Kovac(k): almighty visitor from the 4 elements, fire, water, air and air ...and his name was chosen ... Nicknames: oh yes, we call him the Croatian, Mr. Fuzzy pants, the blondy, Galan (Handsome in Spanish).
Cat, postman, squirrel...?
Poodles ... yep, he hates them and we don’t even know why.
Ball, squeaky-toy, stick...?
Wilson’s, tug ropes, did I mentioned he loves Wilson’s Balls? ... He kinda obsessed with those balls.
Does Kovack have a favorite place to go for walk?
Yes--parks. He loves a good romp at the park, the bigger the better ...
Who is Kovack's best pet-pal?
A cocker spaniel named Irusha, a Yorkie named Dino, and a Rottweiler and a Dalmatian (I keep always forgetting their names).
What is Kovack's best quality?
I so totally think he was a Runaway model in his past life or a Celebrity; really, you get the camera out and he’s ready to pose...
If Kovack could change one thing about you, what would it be?
He already did ... now I am a volunteer photographer at the local rescue to help those lonely furry hearts in need.
What is your dog's proudest moment?
He hasn't had one...yet.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Kovack could talk, who should voice him?
Definitely Tom Hanks or Robin Williams.
Visit Kristina Zambrano's website and the [K9] Studio • Photography website and blog.