Monday, August 29, 2016

Matt, Rachel & Norman

Who is in the photo at right?

The photo at the right is of me (Matt), my girlfriend Rachel, and our puppy Norman (this photo was actually taken the day we got him!). I've also included two other photos of Norman, one being from our most recent coffee trip. Norman is a pomsky, half husky/half pomeranian, and he is 5 months old.

What's the occasion for Coffee with a Canine?

Sunday mornings are usually pretty relaxing for us, so we love taking Norman for a early morning walk, which includes stopping for some coffee.

What's brewing?

We like Blue Bottle Cafe on Beverly Blvd., because it's close to our home and they make great coffee! Rachel likes her lattes, while I'm more of an Americano kind of guy.

Any treats for you or Norman on this occasion?

Sometimes a muffin or a scone, but just getting to walk Norman and enjoy the day, is enough of a treat.

How were you and Norman united?

Rachel wanted a Pomeranian, I wanted a husky. A Pomsky just seemed like the logical solution! We found a wonderful breeder in Northern California called Northern California Pomskies, and they were nice enough to drive Norman down to meet us from San Francisco. It was love at first sight!

How did your dog get his name? Any aliases?

He is named after Rachel's late grandfather. The man had a wonderful sense of humor, so he would have gotten a kick out of us his using his name. Plus, Norman is family, so it's our way of honoring the memory of Rachel's grandfather. Norman has couple nicknames: Normy, Normando, Stormin' Norman, and Garbanzo bean (we're weird, we know).

Cat, postman, squirrel...?

Cat. Rachel loves cats, so Norman would definitely go after the cat.

Ball, squeaky-toy, stick...?

Definitely stick. He loves his bully stick.

Where is Norman's favorite outdoor destination?

Norman loves to swim, so his favorite outdoor destination would be when we visit our best friend's home. They have a large pool and Norman loves to go for a dip.

Who is Norman's best pet-pal?

Norman's best pet-pal would have to be Louie. He is a King Charles Cavalier, and when these two get together they can't stop playing!

What is Norman's best quality?

His personality. He loves everyone and is very friendly. You can't help but smile when you're around him.

If Norman could change one thing about Angelenos, what would it be?

He would want them to look up from their phones once and a while and live in the moment!

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

We would ask him why he insists on stealing our underwear.

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

Charlie Day.

What advice would Norman give if asked?

"Live life to the fullest," and "furniture is meant to be destroyed."

Visit Norman the Pomsky's Instagram page and website.

--Marshal Zeringue

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