Who is in the photo at right?
My name is Ronni Ann Hall and my biz is Designing Fairy. I’m a writer and and an artist who likes to make products and classes that teach with fun, like my fairy deck. I also write about being very sensitive and a dog mom. The pic is with my basset hound, Emma Lou Bangles, who is 9 years old and a bit of a princess. My other dog is Cobianna. She’s 4. Cobi is golden retriever/husky.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
We are celebrating the launch of my new website and blog, Healingfairyalphabet.com. Emma doesn’t really care about the event unless it is food-related. (Shhhh….She’s a food stealer.)
Decaf coffee for this fairy! But a little foam added on top is nice.
Any treats for you or your dogs on this occasion?
Both girls would love ice cream but instead get a piece of a blueberry muffin. Emma might steal the whole thing.
How did your dogs get their names? Any aliases?
Emma Lou is also known as, Squooshy, Lasagna (new one resulting from food stealing) Mooshy, and Miss Thing. Cobi was recently dubbed “Kissalick” and I call her “Giant Puppy.” She has no idea she is large.
How were you and your dogs united?
Emma Lou was adopted at around 1 years old from the beautiful Sedona Animal Shelter. Cobi, who has been with me for two years, was being dropped off at the Golden Bone pet store and pet rescue and I just happened to be there with Emma Lou. Cobi was licking and kissing Emma like she knew her forever. We had just lost Sarah, my beagle, and Emma was lonely. When Cobi’s former person was filling out paperwork he mentioned her birthdate and it was the same as mine! I knew we were meant to be together. It was a bit of a rough beginning, as she thought she had to be a guard dog and in charge when she arrived, but she is a giant mush now.
Do your dogs contribute to your writing and art?
I draw them often in my illustrations. Emma has been seen in a tutu recently in one of my drawings. She doesn’t care for skirts. They both make it to my stories in one way or another, especially my little movies. I worry that Emma will have an attitude because she is famous now.
Cat, postman, squirrel....?
Definitely neighbor cat.
Squeaky-toy, ball, stick...?
Where is your dogs' favorite outdoor destination?
Dog park of course!
Who is your dogs' best pet-pal?
What is each dog's best quality?
Cobi is highly empathic and caring. She hates when anyone is upset and will kiss you until you feel better.
Emma is the best loyal companion. She is always by my side. We’ve been through a ton together.
If your dogs could change one thing about you, what would it be?
Emma thinks I worry too much. Dang, I do.
Cobi thinks I should play more and get off my butt. I should.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which your dogs could speak, which actors should do their voices?
Would be funny if Emma had a voice female version of James Earl Jones.
I think Cobi would definitely be voiced by Elmo. She has that constant sweet excitement thing going.
If your dogs could answer only one question in English, what would you ask them?
Why do you eat things that you shouldn’t eat off the floor? I probably should be asking something more like, “What is the purpose of life?”
What advice would your dogs give if asked?
Again, Emma would tell me I need to let things go and stop worrying. Poor dog has been trying to teach me for eight years.
Cobi would just lick me.
Visit the Designing Fairy website, and the Healing Fairy Alphabet website and blog.