Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lindsay Stordahl & Ace

Who is in the photo at right?

I am Lindsay Stordahl, the blogger behind and my mutt's name is Ace. He's a 7-year-old Lab mix. Seriously, his DNA test came back as half Lab, half "mixed breed." Nice.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

Ace and I have a pretty regular morning routine where we go for a short walk, and then he eats his breakfast while I have my coffee. I'm pretty crabby if my routine gets disrupted.

What's brewing?

Donut House light roast.

Any treats for you or Ace on this occasion?

Ace eats a homemade raw diet. So, needless to say, he looks forward to our morning routine. He loves to chomp down on his raw chicken quarters!

How were you and Ace united?

He was a free "hand me down" dog. I got him from a woman in a small Minnesota town who needed to find him a new home. He's been the perfect dog for me.

How did Ace get his name?

His name was Junior, but I changed it to Ace. No reason, I just like the name.

Please tell us about your blog and ebooks.

My dog blog often focuses on tips for starting a pet sitting business since I am a professional pet sitter. It also focuses on dog adoption, dog training and feeding your dog a raw diet. I've written ebooks on these topics, such as my guide to starting a successful pet sitting business and my guide to feeding your dog a raw diet.

Cat, postman, squirrel...?

Ace is so gentle with every person and creature he meets. He lives with two cats who like to corner him.

Does Ace have a favorite place to go for outings?

He loves when we go for off-leash hikes in any of the nearby parks or when we drive to a lake. I will often bring coffee on these hikes and let him run around.

Who is Ace's best pet-pal?

Since I own a dog running and pet sitting business, he has so many friends and "girlfriends." Too many to count!

Ball, squeaky-toy, stick...?

My dog is a complete psycho when it comes to retrieving. He is addicted to chasing a tennis ball or anything someone throws. I've met a lot of crazy dogs, but none have come close to being as obsessed about a ball as Ace.

What is Ace's best quality?

Ace's best quality is that I can trust him around anyone. He is so gentle and loves everyone, whether you are an adult, a child, a cat, a dog, a hamster, you name it.

If Ace could change one thing about North Dakotans, what would it be?

He thinks (OK I think) more landlords and insurance companies here need to stop judging dogs by their appearances. Ace is never a targeted "breed" but it's frustrating that I can't adopt certain types of dogs because I rent.

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

What can I do to make your day better? Also, what the heck is so great about chasing a tennis ball?

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Ace could speak, who should voice him?

Hopefully Morgan Freeman could be the voice of Ace!


--Marshal Zeringue


  1. Nice to meet you Ms. Lindsay and Ace
    Benny & Lily

  2. I'm impressed with your peep saying she can trust you with anyone because you are so kind and gentle. Good fellow! Lady Caroline

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  4. good quality this nice boy, greeting Fromm Belgium