Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nina Hoeberichts & Sammy

Who is in the photo at right?

I’m Nina Hoeberichts, a recent marketing graduate and also a singer-songwriter! (You can find some of my songs on my blog).

Sammy is a female purebred beagle and she’s 9 years old.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

It’s a beautiful summer day and we’re celebrating vacation in our garden!

What's brewing?

I’m having a café latte brewed with Douwe Egberts coffee (famous Dutch coffee brand) with lots of milk foam!

Any treats for you or Sammy on this occasion?

Sammy is having a corncob – she loves to chew on those.

How did Sammy get her name? Any nicknames?

We got Sammy when she was 6 years old, so her name was already chosen of course. Her official name is ‘Sam’ but we always call her Sammy.

How were you and Sammy united?

We took Sammy in because acquaintances of us couldn’t care for her anymore. She quickly became a part of our family and stole our hearts!

As a singer-songwriter, has Sammy inspired any of your music?

Not yet! But I am planning to write a song about her....

Who is Sammy's best pet-pal?

Sammy is very social and all the other dogs love her in our neighborhood – she has many male suitors and she likes to flirt & play with all of them! Apart from that she also hangs out with Puma, my cat.

Where is Sammy's favorite outdoor destination?

Sammy loves the forest where she can smell all different kinds of scents!

She also loves running through tall grass.

Squeaky toy, ball, stick...?

Unfortunately, Sammy is not really into toys. She doesn’t really understand what to do with them!

Cat, postman, squirrel...?

The only thing Sammy likes to chase are flies – if there’s a fly in the room she will chase that fly until she catches it and eats it.

What is Sammy's best quality?

Sammy is a very friendly and social dog so she greets everyone she meets. She’s always happy & excited and she loves to cuddle (except when there’s food nearby).

If Sammy could change one thing about Belgians, what would it be?

Sammy is actually a Dutch beagle! She would probably want that they give her more food & cookies.

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

Hmm good question! I think someone quirky & original like Zooey Deschanel or Jennifer Lawrence.

If Sammy could answer only one question in Dutch or English, what would you ask her?

What are you thinking right now, Sammy?

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--Marshal Zeringue


  1. Sammy looks like a sweetheart! Love Beagles, such great dogs.

  2. Oh, what a sweet gray face, Miss Sammy! You sound like a fun older lady.

  3. Sammy is so cute! I had a Beagle growing up, such a sweetie:)