Friday, November 18, 2011

Sue Sorensen & Wyatt

Who is in the photo at right?

Hi! I’m Sue Sorensen and this is Wyatt. Wyatt is a 3 year old Airedale Terrier. Wyatt and his older Airedale sister Constanza, help my husband and me, with our landscape design and installation business.

What’s the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

Saturday is our errand day. First we hiked around the Willamette River, and then we stopped at the grocery store, the post office and Starbucks.

What’s brewing?

Pumpkin spiced lattes!

Are there any treats for Wyatt?

Just the leftover foam in the bottom of the cup. Poor unloved dog…ha-ha!

How were you and Wyatt united?

We fell in love with Wyatt’s father at the Rose City Classic Dog Show. Such a handsome and good natured dog. We waited patiently for one of his offspring. Wyatt is a chip off the ole block!

How did Wyatt get his name? Any nicknames?

All of our previous animals had a Wolfgang Mozart theme, (Mozart, Leopold, Constanza). Wyatt’s personality didn’t fit that theme…he was his own dog. Wyatt has many nicknames. A couple that I can share are ‘Sparky McFarkle’ and ‘Stinka Pants’ (more about attitude than smell...hee hee).

Does Wyatt have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Any place with bushes, good smells, water and wildlife. We hike around the local community college a lot. There is always something to snoop around there and so many squirrels. But the hikes along the river are dog heaven.

Squirrels, postman, cat…?

All of the above.

What is Wyatt’s greatest contribution to your gardening?

Don’t tell anybody, but Wyatt is a lousy gardener! But, he does make us laugh, every hour of every day! He steals our gloves, he runs off with the tarp, he sits on the flowers and digs big holes. He eats bugs, barks at birds and swims with the frogs and fish. All with a big ‘Wyatt’ smile and that makes us smile!

If Wyatt could change one thing about Oregonians, what would it be?

Give more dog cookies at the gas stations and drive up windows! If you want our business, don’t be stingy with the treats!

What is Wyatt’s proudest moment so far? Most embarrassing?

Proudest- Winning the ASPCA 2010 ‘Go Orange’ photo contest and winning money for Project Pooch.

Embarrassing- Running the agility course ‘Wyatt Freestyle’!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Wyatt could speak, who should do his voice?

Justin Bieber. He has a cute face and girls like him, just like Wyatt!

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

That’s easy, the same question I ask him every day. “What would you like to do today, Wyatt?”

Visit the Gardening with Wyatt blog and Wyatt's Facebook page.

--Marshal Zeringue


  1. We love Wyatt! What a great interview, and I love those pics too.

  2. We love Wyatt, too. And my mom loves Pumpkin Spice lattes, too.

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Wow, great interview! I'm a big fan of Wyatt and Stanzie too. That coffee foam sounds delish. Thanks for spotlighting my furiend...he's pawesome!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  4. Yay! Wyatt is one of my very best furends and I just luved getting to know more abouts him and his momma. But don't worry, Wyatt - I promise not to tell anybuddy you're actually not a very good gardener.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  5. Love the interview! As a big coffee (and pumpkin latte) and canine fan, this was a great feature! And I have to tell you...I was shocked to hear Wyatt really is not a good gardener! But we won't tell! Great interview!

  6. We love Wyatt. It was great to get to know him differently. We love the picture of him in the flower bed, because that's where we like to lay, too!!

  7. Wytt is a favorite of mine!

  8. We just love Wyatt and his sissy, Stanzie! They're the best!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Wyatt and Stanzie are good mates of mine! I was of the impression he was a great gardener though??!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  10. Well now! I had no idea that cute little Stanzie had such a big long name attached to her! We love Gardening with Wyatt! So much fun!

  11. Wyatt is the GREATEST! We thought he was a very keen gardener. Now we learn he loves to dig holes just like us!LOL

    Brillo paws interview. Have a great weekend

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  12. Hi Wyatt. Hi Wyatts mom great interveiw, gald you are my blogging friends XXX

  13. Wyatt is one cool dog, and you can tell he's the apple of his mom's eye!

  14. We Love Wyatt and his family too! Dogs and gardening, can't beat that with a stick!

  15. Wyatt & his sissy, Stanzie, have one of our favorite blogs! This is a terrific interview. He is a very intelligent writer.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  16. Love Gardening & Hiking with Wyatt ;) Great to get to know you more!