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MugShot Monday ft. Duchess!

Let's be honest. This one right here does not need an introduction. Dutch Wutch, you're the bomb and everyone knows it. You turn heads everywhere you go. You, to us, are the Nana to the Darling family in Peter Pan. You are one heck of a cuddler. Your breath smells like roses. You guard your family with pride.

Lady... it is your time to shine. Let's melt some hearts with this one...

....boy that treat looks good

Your name: Duchess Olson

Age: Never ask a lady that question!

Where you live/ Where you are from: Downtown Chicago, but Daddy came and adopted me from Vom Blue shelter in southern Indiana

What you do for a living: Therapy dog -- I am a loving companion to all (especially to my special needs little sister)

What is your dream job and why? I already have my dream job - helping people! I have helped rehabilitate former drug dealers, worked with special needs students and gently comforted sexually abused children.

In your free time you like to: Snooze in the sunlight

dreaming about mugs... and treats of course

If you could change your name, you’d change it to: Prudence- despite my 120 lbs, I am very shy and just want to cuddle on the sofa

How you found karlysuesmessydos: She is my aunt and we have similar hair color!

If you could travel or live anywhere, where would you go? Wine tasting in Bordeaux, France where my ancestors are from (with Mommy and Daddy)

What is your favorite kind of weather? Polar vortex! Just kidding. Even that was too cold for me and I needed giant snow boots and a warm jumper! I like about 55 degrees, warm enough to avoid the need for extra layers, but cool enough for a brisk walk to visit my favourite coffee shops.

Cubs or Sox? Definitely Cubs. I even have a Cubs outfit

I have a good lookin' mug, don't I?

Peanut butter or jelly? Both, and lots of it

Mild or extra spicy? Mild because otherwise I wake mummy up at 3am to go outside, which doesn’t make her happy.

What is your pet peeve? "Shop and don't adopt!" It hurts when people overlook all the healthy and needy dogs in the shelters and order one from a breeder. I wouldn't be alive if my parents hadn't adopted me. I was dumped by my breeder just because I have wonky hips and couldn't have puppies. 'Adopt, don't shop,' and give a deserving animal like me a loving home.

Walk/ Run/ Swim? Swim, swim, swim with my family in the lake.

What do you look for in a koffee mug? Something sturdy, reliable and big like me

keeping my mugs nice and clean

What do you like to eat for breakfast? Raw meat. It keeps me trim and enhances my breath.

When you think of comfort, what comes to mind? Lying on the sofa surrounded by my family

What is your fav thing about your karlysuesmessydos koffee mug? It has me on it! Plus, Daddy enjoys his morning coffee from it while I keep him company before work.

What is your fav treat? PEANUT BUTTER and anything my baby sister drops from her highchair

Describe your ideal coffee shop: One with a roaring fireplace, so I can warm my hips and back. Only the best coffee shops allow dogs!

Here I am at my favorite coffee shop. About to go warm my buns by the fire.

Describe the perfect date: A night in with my family and belly rubs

What character in a movie would you want to depict you and why? Hooch of course

Greeting all the customers. They should pay me to do this..

What is the soundtrack to your life? Lean on Me by Bill Withers

What is the best compliment anyone could give you or has given you? I give unconditional love.

What makes you laugh/cry? I go crazy over a big box of tennis balls. I cry everyday when I see my family leave for work.

Three words that describe you: Loving, loyal, hungry

the three musketeers (me, Athena, & Anastasia)

Celebrity crush(es): Tom Hanks (Hooch) and Christopher Guest (the writer of Best in Show -- another must-watch!)

Favorite Sports team(s): Cubs, Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears (once they stop embarrassing themselves!)

Favorite book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I have accomplished many things, only flying is left on my list. My special needs sister, and I are going to learn to fly together. Also “Marley & Me” as well as “The Art of Racing in the Rain”...sniff, need I say more...

One thing that surprises people about you: I am the strongest swimmer out of all of my friends at the dog beach -- people even stop jogging to watch me swim after those pesky tennis balls!

Advice through a quote: Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Time for another nap.

Why would you recommend a karlysuesmessydos koffee mug to others: Because it is creatively crafted from the heart, and makes my family smile each morning. If you want to order my mug, here is the

Well Duchess... you, my friend, are one of a kind. Seriously. Irreplaceable. Sweetest dog ever.

We LOVE YOU! Thank you for sharing your Monday with us!

xoxo, karlysue

photo cred: Candice Olson

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