Who is in the photo at right?
My name is Kristie Serra. I'm a children and family photographer based in Seattle, WA, but I travel throughout the U.S. for photography assignments. My dog Quigley Adams is a six year old male Bloodhound/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
Not that we need an excuse to stop by Top Pot Doughnuts, but my hubby just returned home from a trip to Florida.
Top Pot's Northwest Breakfast tea. It's delicious.
Any treats for you or Quigley on this occasion?
I'm a self-proclaimed donut queen, so I couldn't just get a cup of tea. This visit, a pershing donut was calling my name. Quigley helped himself to the crumbs and then to his favorite doggie treats once we were home.
How did Quigley get his name? Any nicknames?
He came with the name, "Quigley Adams." It was too fitting to change. He's also known around our house as Quigs, Wiggly, Wiggles, Wigs and Sir Wigglesworth.
How were you and Quigley united?
We found Quigley on Petfind.com. We were living in Florida at the time and he was being fostered in Phoenix, Arizona through the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue. Quigley arrived in Florida on Christmas Eve, 2008, which my husband arranged to surprise our family.
You've got some great photos of children and families on your website. Who are more difficult to photograph: kids or dogs?
I think it depends on the kiddo or dog. Quigley is the worst! He has zero interest in my camera and ignores me like it's his job. It truly takes a village just to get a good photo of him.
Who are Quigley's best pet-pals?
He loves walking with his cousin-dog, Lucky (a Lab mix). He looks forward to seeing his buddies, Shamus (a Teddy Bear Goldendoodle) and Gus (a German Shepherd) around town and he'll never forget his best-dog friend, Oscar (a Boxer), in Florida.
Squeaky toy, ball, stick...?
He loves his stuffed animal raccoon.
Cat, postman, squirrel...?
He would befriend a cat, howl at a postman and chase a squirrel.
What is Quigley's best quality?
Hands down, his ears!
If Quigley could change one thing about Seattleites, what would it be?
He would ban bicycles and motorcycles and insist that everyone carry a cheeseburger in their pocket.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Quigley could speak, which actor should do his voice?
Jeremy Irons. We're certain that Quigley is British.
If Quigley could answer only one question in English, what would you ask him?
I'd ask him about his life before we adopted him. I've always wondered about his life as a puppy.
Visit the Kristie Serra Photography website, blog, and Facebook page.