Friday, September 10, 2010

Dagny Gromer & Suzie, Lacy, Stacy and Annie

Who is in the photo at right?

This is Dagny Gromer with Suzie. She's a rat terrier, 6 years old, I got her from my step son when she was fighting with his other dogs. Dagny is a computer programmer who works for Yavapai County (Az) government. We are on my patio.

I have two other rat terriers, Lacy and Stacy. And a black lab mix named Annie.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

Coffee = vitamin C, who needs an occasion?

What's brewing?

Nothing fancy, Yuban from my drip machine. A bit of 1/2 and 1/2 and some raw sugar.

Any goodies to go with the coffee?

Just some Az sunshine!

Any treat for your dogs on this occasion?

They are watching their weight - against their will.

How were you and your dogs united?

All are rescues. Suzie was a stray my step son rescued but she was not getting along with his other 2 dogs, so we took her. Lacy belonged to a long time friend of mine that became ill and could not care for her. Annie and Stacy came from local rescue groups.

How did the dogs get their names? Any aliases?

No aliases. Annie and Lacy already were named. Suzie was named for the Warren Zevon song "Suzie Lightning," and Stacy we pulled out of the ether.

Cat, squirrel, postman…?

Annie loves small animals, no one told her she was a hunting dog. Suzie and Lacy are predators who catch and eat mice and will chase cats. Stacy follows these 2 but she's not sure why.

Tennis ball, squeaky-toy, stick…?

Annie loves the tennis ball. The others don't care about it.

Where is your dogs' favorite place for an outing?

The Willow Creek dog park.

Who are your dogs' best pet-pals?

Annie and Stacy are friends. Suzie hates everyone.

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

They would say they need more food.

What is each dog's proudest moment? Most embarrassing?

Annie holds the family record for the most times sprayed by a skunk. Lacy dug a gopher out of the ground.

Visit Dagny Gromer's website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue