Friday, August 21, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Hart Johnson & Joel

This weekend's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Hart Johnson & Joel.

Hart Johnson is a writer on the journey to publication and the blogger at Confessions of a Watery Tart.

As for Joel's story:
Do you have a tissue ready? He can be really skittish, jumping back if someone reaches too fast, and extremely slow to warm up to new people. We think he was probably abused, maybe not with abusive intent, but in the end, abuse is abuse. Looking at him, and knowing his quirks, we suspect somebody adopted or bought him because he was so CUTE, but when he is reprimanded he growls, and if you take something from him, he’ll bite. He also sleepwalks, and can be downright mean if he wakes suddenly because he is disoriented. We think the first owners didn’t have the patience or skills to learn that he needs to be treated more like a two-year-old--distraction, coaxing, bribery. Yelling or sternness doesn’t work.
Learn more about Hart Johnson and her writing at her blog, Confessions of a Watery Tart, and her Facebook page.

Read: Coffee with a Canine: Hart Johnson & Joel.

--Marshal Zeringue