|A.J. and Dexter in the Mirage elevator|
I'm A. J. Mayers, a film studio marketer by day, and an author/novelist by night - but also day too! My dog is Dexter Whiskers Mayers, but we can call him Dexter or Dex. He's a 5 year old French Bulldog, male.
What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?
We went to Vegas for a Thanksgiving family trip. Dexter got to see his human grandparents and uncles.
Dexter got to run around the casino - he's not old enough to gamble, but he enjoyed the people watching.
Any treats for you or Dexter on this occasion?
His minty bones so we can keep his breath fresh and clean.
How were you and Dexter united?
I found a breeder in Orange County and emailed him - he agreed to meet me with Dexter and his brother Bruce. I ended up picking Dexter because he had a cute white mark on his forehead that set him apart.
How did your dog get his name? Any aliases?
I was going to name him Tex as I'm from Texas, but then I saw the season 1 DVD of the show Dexter on my desk and thought..Dex...Dexter! I sometimes call him "my little creature."
Does Dexter do more to help or hinder your writing?
He keeps me calm and happy. A nice break from writing to pet and play with him is always welcomed.
Has Dexter inspired the creation of any fictional dogs?
Yes! In my latest novel, Final Boarding, there is a man named Dexter which of course was inspired by my dog's name!
Cat, postman, squirrel...?
Ball, squeaky-toy, stick...?
Who is Dexter's best pet-pal?
A pug named Lola.
What is Dexter's best quality?
If Dexter could change one thing about Angelenos, what would it be?
Having the ones that own corporations allow your dog to go to work with your human if that isn't a perk already!
If Dexter could answer only one question in English, what would you ask him?
What do I do to make you most happiest?
If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Dexter could speak, who should voice him?
Steve Carrell! He's great with accents and funny voices.
What advice would Dexter give if asked?
Whenever I leave for work, don't worry, you're on my mind and there's no need to be sad. I have to work to support you!
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