Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fido and Friend in Five: Quincy and Moira Donohue!

Quincy and Moira
Alfie the Apostrophe
One of the many things I've enjoyed about doing this blog is the enthusiastic leads the authors have provided to other dog-loving authors. When I talked with Kathryn Erskine about her F&F spotlight, she said, "Oh, you need to get in touch with my friend Moira Donohue. She LOVES dogs!" And so I did. And she does! Moira also loves words and working with words and teaching kids to love and respect words too.
On her website, she describes herself as a writer, playwright, and a "grammar and punctuation geek."

Moira is also proud dog mother to the incredibly cute Quincy. She also shares with us a personal story about a very special Irish Setter.

1. How did you and Quincy find each other?  I found Quincy through an online consortium that breeds "hybrids." He's a Cavapoo--half Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, half poodle.

2. What makes Quincy's tail wag?  Morning. Bedtime. Toys. Food. Walks. Actually, just about everything! But the most charming wag is when he's laying down and you walk in the room, and that splendid plume starts thumping on the floor.

Isn't it time for a walk?
3.  What's your all-time favorite dog story?  Well, I've always loved The Incredible Journey. My favorite personal story is about my Irish Setter, Shannon, long departed for the great meadow in the sky. When my son (now graduated from college) was a toddler, he was a biter. he would spy Shannon sprawled on the sofa and shakily approach her. He would then chomp down on her flank and back up with her skin in his mouth. The dogs would simply look at him, and never utter a sound or protest in  any way. What a sweetheart she was!

4. If Quincy could change just one thing about you, what would that be?  I would walk him every hour.

5. In five words, tell us what Quincy means to you:  Unconditional, unquestioning, unwavering, unfailing love.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Moira and Quincy! Be sure to visit Moira's website to find out more about her and all her amazing projects!

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