Friday, August 10, 2018

Amanda Robson & Merlin

Who is in the photo at right?

That's me, Amanda Robson, Sunday Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers and my dog Merlin.

What’s the occasion for coffee with a canine?

A trip to Marble Hill Park in Richmond Surrey UK where refreshments are available for both pooch and owner.

What’s brewing?

Americano with hot milk.

Any treats for you and Merlin on this occasion?

Coffee cake for me, and turkey treats for Merlin.

How were you and Merlin united?

We bought him from a UK breeder and Cruft’s judge who delivered him to us in a layby, half way between our houses. I cradled him in my arms like a baby as my husband drove us home.

How did your dog get his name?

Merlin is the name of a mythical magical wizard. My dog is so special to me it feels like magic.

Does Merlin do more to help or hinder your writing?

Help. He keeps me company and sits at my feet as I write.

Cat, postman, squirrel?

He loves our cat, ignores the post man, and chases squirrels.

Ball squeaky toy, stick?

Stick. The biggest he can find.

Where is Merlin’s favorite outdoor destination?

The River Thames. He likes to swim and chase ducks.

Who is Merlin’s best pet-pal?

His half-brother Zander who died last year. A dark gold retriever. They were inseparable. They went everywhere together and slept curled up together.

What is Merlin’s best quality?

Being loving and friendly. When you stroke him he purrs like a cat, because he loves being stroked so much.

If Merlin could answer one question in English what would you ask?

He is so old now- over 14 years. I would want to know whether he was in any pain. I think his joints might hurt. If I knew what hurt maybe I could help him.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Merlin could speak who would voice him?

Aidan Turner. He has a beautiful voice.

What advice would Merlin give if asked?

Be faithful. Love unconditionally.

Visit Amanda Robson's website.

--Marshal Zeringue

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