Waggleview® with Ann Marie Sindt, owner of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, Asheville, NC
A waggleview® reveals the incredible bond between the human and animal connection. These special interviews remind us to mindfully live in the moment, as our pets do every single day. Read our featured waggleview® with Ann Marie Sindt, owner of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, Asheville, North Carolina, to find out her dog’s philosophy of life.
The Dog Owner: Ann Marie Sindt, Owner Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, Asheville, NC
Dog type and Name: Jack Black, Long-haired Chihuahua
Q: Why did you choose this dog?
Jack was in very bad shape after being pulled from a shelter anemic and covered in fleas. I saw his photo on a rescue page and had to meet him. Instantly, we bonded.
Q: Do you talk to your dog? If so, what do you talk about?
I talk to him all the time. I can tell what he wants by his looks and crazy behavior. We are always talking about where we are going. He loves to tag along.
Q: If he could talk to you, what would he say?
“Hey Mom, let’s go shopping. I’ll have what you are having. Are you really going to bed without me?”
Q: If your dog had a job or career, what would he be doing?
Jack would be a sales person; he schmoozes enough to get you to like him and then begs for attention, love and treats. He’s brilliant.
Q: What lesson in life has your dog taught you?
Since he was on his deathbed, I know he came back because it was not his time to go. He is strong, feisty and sassy. I strive to be like him every day.
Q: How does your dog inspire you?
He is very relaxed for a Chihuahua. If I am ever stressed, I take a play out of his playbook.
Q: Where is your dog’s favorite place to go with you?
Everywhere. Literally, everywhere.
Q: Who or what does your dog find the most interesting?
He loves people but picks and chooses the dogs he interacts with. He will jump in a pile of raked leaves and hide inside. It is very hard to keep the yard tidy in the fall when he is outside.
Q: What is the most annoying thing other dog owners do?
Talk about poop. I love my business but I would much rather talk about the good food that goes into their bodies than what comes out.
Q: What does being a responsible dog owner mean to you?
Feeding them well, loving them always and never giving up on them because they will always be there for you.
Q: Do you ever dress up your dog? If so, as what?
He has a few costumes because he is the shop dog. His favorite is the leprechaun costume. He also has a few sweaters for cold winter days and tee shirts that say “I Love MOM”.
Q: How has your dog changed your life?
He can change my mood instantly and he follows my every move. I have simplified my life since he goes with me everywhere. I shop less because he can’t go in most stores! Otherwise, he just brings so much joy, I think our hearts beat in sync.
Q: Does your dog have a philosophy of life?
If it is not nailed down, take it. If mom is near, beg for a kiss. If there is laundry on the floor, make yourself comfy.
Q: I love my dog because he came into my life when I needed him most.
Q: Have you ever made dog treats for your dog? If so, please share your recipe.
I make a “special sauce” of veggies and any meat available. It goes on top of their breakfast and dinner as the “au jus”. Their favorite is pumpkin, apple, chicken livers and a pinch of turmeric. Dee-lish.
WAGGLEVIEW®: These interviews are focused on leaders in business, the community, or at home. My hope in doing this is to present remarkable and respected people in their community with their beloved pets. Who can resist reading about pets and what these people do? This is a platform for people to display their talents; their own business, a new book, a deeply loved passion for a charity or their own job. It also shows their love for their pet!
Thank you Ann Marie for taking the time to participate in the Waggleview®.
What is your dog’s philosophy of life?
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