Who is in the photo at right?
I am Lauryn Evarts, creator of The Skinny Confidential.
I have two amazing dogs, both chihuahuas named Pixy Bean and T. Boone Pickens.
Pixy is female, 9 years old, chihuahua.
Boone is male, 1 1/2 years old, chihuahua.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
We go for coffee with the dogs when we walk them. They love it. As long as they get to go with Mom and Dad, they're good. The like to sit in our laps when we drink coffee. They're prissy, kind of! Ha!
Hemp milk cappuccinos with coconut milk!
Any treats for you or Pixy or Boone on this occasion?
Pixy and Boone love raw treats, pumpkin puree, chia seeds, watermelon, & coconut oil! I love three ingredient cookies with almond flour, almond milk, and maple syrup. And I love chips and salsa.
How did Pixy and Boone get their names? Any nicknames?
Pixy got her name because she looked like a little pixy fairy and there's a Y at the end because my name is with a Y.
Boone is named after the billionaire T. Boone Pickens. My fiance and I thought he had the coolest name on the planet, so naturally we had to name our baby boy that.
Pixy's nicknames: Mr. Lee, Bogue, The Most Gorgeous Girl in the World, Penguin, Gru, Goo, Lover Do, Gorgy, Mister.
Boone's nicknames: TBP, Boone P, Boonice, Weasel, & Peekens.
How were you and your dogs united?
Pixy: We were united when I was in high school. I laid eyes on her and had to have her. She's been my ride or die every since.
Boone: He was united with my fiance originally. They locked eyes and fell madly in love immediately. They are soul mates. Boone loves his mommy though too.
Who is Pixy's best pet-pal?
Definitely Boone. But she also has a posse. This posse includes Chloe who's proper and polite, Ricky who's a real rascal, and Abby who's quiet but sweet. They are like a little gang and have playdates at least twice a week.
Where is your dogs' favorite outdoor destination?
They love the park, the juice shop, going to their grandparent's AKA where the gang lives, and going to their dad's office.
Squeaky toy, ball, stick...?
Pixy loves her Pom Poms (these are like doing a drug deal if you can find them, they're so hard to find) and they're cat toys. She also lovessss her gorilla.
Boone loves his cat rats (those little rats that are made for cats), his banana (you'd think they were friends), his flamingo, and last but not least his fox.
They both love their teepee!
Cat, postman, squirrel...?
Pixy is more aggressive whereas Boone kind of a puss. Pixy has growled at a horse, true story. Boone runs if a flea approaches him.
What is each dog's best quality?
Asking me this is like asking the most difficult question ever. Pixy has a million. She super affection, funny, witty, annoyed with Boone, boguey, princess-ish, loyal, sweet, smart!!!, savvy, and doesn't put up with BS. She also has a secret language with me that she understands. And she is connected to me in every way.
Boone: he's affectionate where he will sit on your chest, he's also hilarious, sweet, timid, energetic, and playful. A real boy.
If your dogs could change one thing about San Diegans, what would it be?
Pixy: probably the dogs. She wants to be the main dog in the world.
Boone would change the allergies. His poor eyes.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which your dogs could speak, which actors should do their voices?
Pixy: Lucy from I Love Lucy. She's a character.
Boone: Simba from The Lion King.
If your dogs could answer only one question in English, what would you ask them?
Pixy: Are you happy?
Boone: Why are you such a wuss? Hahaha.
What advice would you give to Pixy and Boone?
To Pixy: stay close to her dad, he looks out for her big time.
To Boone: don't worry an ant won't hurt you.
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