Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Michelle Loh & Jingle

Who is in the photo at right?

I am Michelle Loh, a Singaporean and I am about to embark on a career break for a while, before getting back into the grind. For now till August, I am a pharmaceutical in-house talent acquisition manager at a Fortune 200 company. I am super looking forward to lazy, long lunches with Jingle at local cafes working on my blog and fun, relaxing walks at parks in the evenings. Jingle is 11 this year and she is a Jack Russel Terrier.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

I am always with Jingle, especially on weekends. Today, it is extra special as I am doing this guest post with her by my side.

What's brewing?

If there aren't mojitos on the menu, I am happy with a skinny latte from any local cafe that is sprouting up by the dozens in Singapore. I am easy with my coffee choices.

Any treats for you or Jingle on this occasion?

I am having a slice of home-made summer strawberry cake that I made myself yesterday while Jingle is having steamed sweet potato. She loves them. And she gets just a little cake when she looks at me with those 'give me some...' eyes of hers.

How did Jingle get her name? Any nicknames?

She was born in December and we thought Jingle would be a cool name for her - my sister calls her Jing Jing or we all call her Jingle Loh in our loudest voice, when she is naughty.

How were you and Jingle united?

My then-boyfriend, who is my husband now, saw an advertisement online and we went to see the dogs that were available at the owner's house. I chose her out of 4 other dogs because she ate the fastest! I figured she would grow up healthy and strong.

Who are Jingle's best pet-pals?

She has none - she hates all other dogs. Is it my fault? That I spoil her too much? Oh well, she has me.

Squeaky toy, ball, stick...?

Squeaky toy (her favourite one is in the photo up right)

Cat, postman, squirrel...?


What is Jingle's best quality?

Her intelligence - she is able to sniff out lizards, she knows she can manipulate me and only me among the rest of the family members and she only eats healthy, good food like salmon, sweet potato and cheese is her favourite!

If Jingle could change one thing about Singaporeans, what would it be?

She would want everyone to be like me - my husband always says she is my boss! She would be able to 'manipulate' the rest of them too, to bring her for walks 8 times a day, regardless of the time.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Jingle could speak, which actor should do her voice?

A nonchalant Mila Kunis.

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

I would ask her if she is happy.

Visit Michelle Loh's baconandjackrussells blog.

--Marshal Zeringue


  1. Jingle is really really adorable and she has a great name! You and her are a really pretty pair :)

  2. HI Crystal thank you so much! Yes i think she is really adorable too but i bet all doggie mummies think that of her children! :)