|Monica & Girls (Nancy Ennis)|
1. How did you and your dogs find each other? We met Charly, our Golden Retriever, in Stratford, Ontario. Well, we met puppies from the same breeder, For Knox, and they were so calm and sweet we put our name down for one. Fort Knox's "Sweet Charlotte" came to live with us seven years ago and she's been a bundle of non-stop energy, enthusiasm, and no-holds-barred high jinx. Charly is slowing down somewhat, as she nears her July birthday and the ripe old age of eight. But she'll always be a fun-loving girl, totally in love with life and everyone in it.
|Roxy and Charly ready to go!|
2. What makes Roxy and Charly's tails wag? Our dogs love attention, of course. Speak to them, look them in the eye, and say all those loving words and you've got the tail wagging! There's also much tail wagging around trigger words, spoken in jus the right intonation--words such as "Supper!", "Treeeeats!"
"Walkies!" "Let's go in the car!" "Charly, you're awesome! Roxy, you're the best dog in the whole wide world!" There they go again. Thump! Thump! Thump!
|Roxy and Love that Dog|
3. What's your all-time favorite dog story? Beverly Cleary was the first author I read from cover to cover. I loved Henry and Ribsy and Ribsy. I've also enjoyed Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate Dicamillo and Shiloh, by Phyllis Naylor.
4. If your dogs could change just one thing about you, what would it be? I think they'd like me to have an outdoor job, like riding the range or planting trees. These two, especially Roxy, love the great outdoors.
5. In five words, tell us what Charly and Roxy mean to you: Joyful, devoted friendship without criticism.
Isn't that what we all treasure so much about our dogs? Thanks so much to Monica and her girls for taking time out from walkies and writing to be in the Fido and Friend spotlight! To find out more about Monica and her books, visit her website www.monicakulling.com