Who is in the photo at right?
I'm Debra Pasquella, author, columnist & LGBT advocate. My dog's name is Lola. She's 4 years old and she's a Chiweenie (half dachshund, half chihuahua).
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
I brew my own coffee since I work from home and most places do not accept dogs in their establishments. Coffee is for any occasion!
Starbucks black coffee is brewing.
Any goodies to go with the coffee?
Sometimes an egg on toast or cereal. In the afternoon it's just by itself.
How were you and Lola united?
I rescued her from a shelter. She was one day away from being euthanized.
Any treats for Lola on this occasion?
Yes. She loves her organic sweet potato cookies.
How did Lola get her name? Does she have any nicknames?
When my mother saw Lola's face, she kissed her and said, "Lola!!!" And there you have it! Her nicknames are funny. Sometimes I call her "The Boogs" or "Bubba" and even "Bugaloo". I have no idea.
Tennis ball, stick, squeaky-toy...?
Postman, cat, squirrel...?
Obsessed with the neighbor's cat.
Where is Lola's favorite place for an outing?
The park -- but she hates dog parks. Not very sociable when out and about.
Who is Lola's best pet-pal?
My sisters white lab named, Dakota. She is in love with him!
What is Lola's most endearing quality?
The way she comforts me when I'm not feeling well. She totally knows when her mama isn't feeling OK.
If Lola could change one thing about New Yorkers, what would it be?
"Stop tawkin' so loud!"
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Lola could speak, who should voice her?
If Lola could answer only one question in English, what would you ask her?
"Can you see spirits on the other side?" (Always wanted to know that.)
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