Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tara & Henry

Who is in the photo at right?

My name is Tara, and this is my boy Henry. By day I have a city job that I love, and after regular work hours I am a crochet addict! As a relatively new crochet fiend, I have recently started up a blog where I will be featuring my crochet items and adventures for my new found hobby love! You can come along on the journey at the Killer Queen Knits website or @killerqueenknits on Instagram.

My crochet partner in crime is my boy Henry. Henry is a 9-year-old English Bulldog who is the most delightful boy ever, and the best decision my hubby and I ever made.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

No real special occasion for this date with Henry. I just decided to take a few summer days off to hang out with my fave, and to catch up on some crochet WIPs & chill.

What's brewing?

Since I am from Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, I naturally have some Tim Horton’s coffee a brewin’. I’m pretty sure it’s the law in Canada.

Any treats for you or Henry on this occasion?

Henry is a lucky fella and has himself a single Timbit…. That’s a doughnut hole for the layman.

How were you and Henry united?

Henry has been with us since he was 9 weeks old. He’s still my big baby.

How did your dog get his name? Any aliases?

The husband's favourite movie of all time is Goodfellas. I’m pretty sure I have seen it 100,000 times, and since Ray Liotta is the bomb, Henry is named after his character, Henry Hill. But Henry will also respond to: Pooper, Poopy Pants and Bubs.

Does Henry do more to help or hinder your knitting?

Henry can always be found by my side when I am crocheting up a storm. In fact, he is always by my side when I get home, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Cat, postman, squirrel...?

Henry is a big barker when anyone or anything comes near the house, but he’s all talk. He just wants to meet everybody, then he’s fine. Except for other dogs/animals/crawling babies on TV. He’s a nutball when any of these things are on. Such a weirdo.

Ball, squeaky-toy, stick...?

He has a terrible habit of mutilating anything stuffed, so he sticks with his Kong. It holds treats after all, and Henry is about that life.

Who is Henry's best pet-pal?

Henry’s best pal is a whippet named Sam. They are in love.

What is Henry's best quality?

Henry’s best quality has to be how snuggly he is. On his own terms of course. But when he’s in the mood, it is the absolute best when he sits right on top of you like (A) it’s comfortable, and (B) he’s a small dog. Which he is not. Henry also is probably the most friendly boy ever. He loves everybody, and everybody loves Henry.

Where is Henry's favorite outdoor destination?

Henry loves sitting on the patio and just staring into space. He’s real big on contemplating life. Otherwise, he does enjoy the dog beach when we can get there.

If Henry could change one thing about you, what would it be?

I think Henry would really like it if I would fix him a plate of whatever it is that I am having. This would make his life.

If Henry could answer only one question in English, what would you ask him?

I think I would just like to know if I am doing everything for him to make him the happiest he could possibly be. I love my boy. Wouldn’t it be great if they could tell you how they feel too?

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Henry could speak, who should voice him?

He would totally have a British accent. He probably sounds like Benedict Cumberbatch. Just sayin.

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--Marshal Zeringue


  1. What a delightful mug you have, Henry.

  2. Just love the faces peering over the couch (?) top. Such a cute picture of both Henry and his human. :)

  3. Love the pic of the two of you peering over the sofa. Clever pose. 😎