Friday, January 27, 2012

Christine & Bogart and Brando

Who is in the photo at right?

This is a photo of me, Christine, and Humphrey Bogart. I'm a homeschool parent of four children. Our four year old has epilepsy and autism so my family helps with the blog, too. I'm a pet parent to 4 dogs (three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and one Border Collie.) Marlon Brando is a year old, Humphrey Bogart and Ziggy Stardust are 8 months and 7 months old. Cleopatra is at best guess 2 years old. We've just adopted her from the shelter, and she's only been with us three weeks.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

First agility drill after the holidays.

What's brewing?

Maxwell House Breakfast Blend.

Any goodies to go with the coffee?

Cadbury Roasted Almond bar.

Any treat for your dogs on this occasion?

Dick Van Patton's Natural Balance Dog Food Roll. (All of our dogs will do any trick for it! High value treat!!)

How were you and your dogs united?

Well, it was love at first sight. I had to wait 20 years to get a Cavalier, and the passing of my mother who wanted nothing to do with dogs. Our Marlon Brando came from a breeder in Missouri. He had a very long 12 hour flight to New Mexico. We adopted Humphrey a few months after Brando, and Ziggy a few months after Humphrey.

How did your dogs get their names? Any aliases?

We love old movies. Aliases are My Dinkin' for Brando, and Humfee Dumfee for Humphrey.

Tennis ball, Frisbee, squeaky-toy...?

Marlon Brando has a collection of 40+ stuffed animals that he brings outside, and buries. Our yard is full of holes! Humphrey loves all toys!

Where is Bogart and Brando's favorite place for an outing?

Sonic's Drive In where they always get treats from the carhops, and a grilled chicken sandwich from my husband.

Who are Bogart and Brando's best pet-pals?

Ziggy, Cleopatra, my son's cat, Elvis Purrssley, my daughter's dog, James Cagney.

What is each dog's most endearing quality?

Both Brando and Humphrey give hugs. They nuzzle right around your neck.

If Bogart and Brando could change only one thing about you, what would it be?

I would wake earlier to feed them sooner!

What is each dog's proudest moment?

Brando walking through Petsmart for the first time. He's no longer afraid of shiny floors! Humphrey is an AKC STAR PUPPY. He's working towards CGC, and hopefully, will be a therapy dog soon.

If Bogart and Brando could speak in a movie about your life, which actors would you have doing the dogs' voices?

Of course, Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando!

Visit Brando and Bogart's blog.

--Marshal Zeringue


  1. Love Brando and Bogart! Great interview!

  2. Beautiful dogs! I've always loved Cavaliers...but my beagle insists we are a beagles-only household!

  3. all these cavs are so cute. love them. and that's a great idea for the food roll! i always say it's so expensive--how can anyone afford to feed it as meals? but for treats? that's just brilliant.

  4. So happy to see your interview here! This is such a neat way to learn little tidbits about folks we already "know" and discover some we don't. Lovely picture of you and Humphrey.

  5. One of my favourite blogs! Glad to get to know you better.