Friday, August 31, 2018

Sejal Badani & Skyler

Who is in the photo at right?

My Teacup Morkie, Skyler. She's nearly 7 years old and the baby of the house.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

Skyler sits at my feet while I write, so naturally when I head out she assumes we're in it together.

What's brewing?

Venti Decaf Soy Cappuccino. I live on them.

Any treats for you or Skyler on this occasion?

I always take a treat with me for Skyler. She has a sensitive stomach so anything random that goes in I'm paying for later.

How were you and Skyler united?

She is really my daughter's dog but we're keeping it between Skyler and me that her loyalties have shifted.

How did your dog get her name? Any aliases?

It was between Queens (my husband hails from New York) or Skyler. My husband was outvoted.

Does Skyler do more to help or hinder your writing?

Writing can be a lonely venture so definitely help except when she spots a squirrel and barks suddenly which makes me jump and interrupts any creative flow.

Has Skyler inspired the creation of any fictional dogs?

Rokie's loyalty in The Storyteller's Secret was definitely based off of Skyler. Though barely ten pounds she'll stand nose to nose with anyone out of a desire to protect.

Cat, postman, squirrel...?

Squirrel definitely and cars - her two nemeses.

Ball, squeaky-toy, stick...?

Bones and lots of them. I know this because I'm always stubbing my toes on the little hard pieces she leaves behind.

Where is Skyler's favorite outdoor destination?

The backyard. She believes it her kingdom.

Who is Skyler's best pet-pal?

My socks. She loves them like an imaginary friend.

What is Skyler's best quality?

Her sweetness. She's really the nicest dog I've ever had.

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

The hours I spend on the computer during a deadline. Many a walk is either missed or shortened.

If Skyler could answer only one question in English, what would you ask her?

Does she know how loved she is?

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

Melissa McCarthy. I am a huge fan and absolutely love everything she does.

What advice would Skyler give if asked?

Chill out. And if that's not possible chew on a sock - it just makes everything better.

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--Marshal Zeringue


  1. Little Skyler is adorable and no doubt a real helpful muse.

  2. Hello Skyler! You are so cute and you look like my Benjo, I got him in Wags Pet Adoption and I saw his picture from dogs for adoption benjo is 4 years old already a Pit bull and he is adorable like you Skyler.