Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lynne & Dinah, Bridget and Elliot

Who is in the photos at right and below?

My name is Lynne and these are my three long coated Chihuahuas, Dinah, Bridget and Elliot. They are 10, 8 and 2 years old.

I work for a gaming machine company in Yorkshire England. In my spare time I enjoy playing the mandolin, crocheting and sewing and I am learning to speak Japanese.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

It is a lovely Spring day here and the dogs and I are spending some time in the sunshine.

What's brewing?

I am drinking an Italian organic fair trade espresso blend. It is lovely made into a cappuccino.

Any treats for you or your dogs on this occasion?

Just for a treat, I am having a slice of lemon drizzle cake and the dogs are eating a deli baked dog biscuit each.

How were you and your dogs united?

I got Dinah [photo left] and Elliot from a good friend who breeds Chihuahuas but Bridget was not so lucky and came from a puppy farm situation.

How did your dogs get their names? Any aliases?

All my pets are named after real or fictional characters in literature. Elliot for T S Eliot the poet, Bridget for Helen Fielding's character in Bridget Jones Diary and Dinah was my favourite character in Enid Blyton's Adventure books that I read as a child.

Do your dogs have a favorite place to go for an outing?

One of our favourite places for an outing is Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby in North Yorkshire.

It is a picturesque seaside villiage where you can stroll on the beach then sit outside one of the little coffee houses or tea rooms with the pooches.

Squirrel, postman, cat...?

It is always a race to the front door to see the postman - unfortunately, their goal is ripping up the letters.

Squeaky-toy, ball, stick...?

Bridget and Elliot [photo right] love their squeaky toys but Dinah isn't much interested in toys anymore.

Who are the dogs' best pet-pals?

My dogs don't really like other dogs much so they just have each other and their friends from Blogsville of course.

What is each dog's best quality?

Elliot's best quality is he is sweet and loving.

Bridget [photo left] is full of fun and Dinah is quite sedate and ladylike.

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

I think if my dogs could change anything about the English it would be the fact that we seem to be adopting the puppy mill culture like other parts of the world, which is very sad.

What is each dog's proudest moment?

I'm not sure about their proudest moment but they look pretty pleased with themselves when they bark at the big dogs who walk on the green behind our garden!

If your dogs could speak in the movie about your life, who should do their voices?

If the dogs could pick who would do their voices in a film about our life, Bridget would like Whoopi Goldberg as she is quite a sassy little dog. Dinah would probably choose Dame Judi Dench and Elliot would love Johnny Depp.

Learn more about Dinah, Bridget and Elliot at the Dip-Dip and The Bridge blog.

--Marshal Zeringue


  1. Just come across your blog; what good fun! I live in Yorkshire too, so it's great to see Dinah, Bridget, Elliot & Lynne doing us proud. Keep up the good work! Deccy x

  2. we love lynne, dinah, bridget adn elliot!
    visting their blog and reading about their adventures makes us smile everyday!
    thank you for interviewing them on your blog!
    :) melissa & archie

  3. Beautiful chis! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. That was so much fun, thankyou!
    It would be lovely to hear from other English people and their dogs too.
    Lynne, Dinah, Bridget and Elliot

  5. Great Q&A!! ;)
    Wow, you are learning Japanese? Seriously?! I am impressed by you already!! ;-}
    Squeaky toys. Excellent choice Bridget and Elliot!! My BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE Beagle/German Shepherd cross, Rose, enjoys her plush squeak animals!! And knotted up socks.... ;op

  6. Interesting how your dogs got their names.

  7. I loved learning more about Dinah, Bridget and Elliot!! Thanks for featuring dip-dip and the bridge!

  8. Bridget is a puppy mill dog. Oh, how sad. My mom thinks I was from a backyard breeder/puppy mill, too. I was abandoned, but based on my issues, that's her hunch.

    I never picked up the literary names! My assistant fancied herself a poet years ago and still didn't figure out Elliot was named after T.S. Elliot!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. GruffHello there!! We have travelled over from Dip-Dip and the Bridge - great to see more of Dinah, Bridget and Elliot over here too - We are also from Yorkshire, and the weather was dry today - Happy Days ey (sadly though its not supposed to last) - Mummy2Legs worked in a University Language centre once, she met a lot of Japanese students there, good on you for trying something new like that! Great to see you all here - we look forward to returning! (Barnie x)