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Margot Ahlquist

Margot Ahlquist is the creator of Paws to Talk, which started as an advice blog and has grown into a life coaching business. Margot’s award-winning blog is margot_popupwritten in the voices of her two standard poodles Bella and DiDi.

Her weekly Paws to Talk podcast is featured in iTunes New and Noteworthy. Margot is also a regular contributor to Lipsticking.com and a Verified Advice Advisor for Pawbly.com.

Prior to her work on Paws to Talk, Margot worked for over 8 years as a writer, researcher and producer in the Television Industry.

Margot has a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and is a Coach U Core Essentials Graduate.

She makes sure to play a good game of fetch everyday.

Likes:

Honest and kind people

Eating my mom’s homemade Sicilian Chicken while having a great conversation

All dogs

People who believe they can change their lives for the better

Having a good laugh

Dislikes:

People who aren’t willing to take responsibility for their lives.

Dishonesty

A meal that looks better than it tastes

When animals and/or people suffer

Closed-minded people

 

Bella

I am an 11-year-old perfect specimen of black Standard Poodle. I enjoy playing catch, lovingly nibbling on my humans’ hands, Cedar-Plank Salmon and Champagne.

Since I can remember, I have always been told that I am incredibly smart. My humans thought about sending me to law school but I begged them to let me dispense my endless knowledge to others instead.

Just don’t try to reach me after 9 pm because I like to get my beauty sleep.

Likes:

Naps on my humans’ bed

Being chased around the dinning room table with a toy in my mouth

Adult dinner parties

Nuzzling my nose in my humans’ lap

Anything French

Catching a ball perfectly between my beautiful teeth

Fancy scarves and collars

Dislikes:

Roughhousing

Cheap Champagne

Crying little humans

Doing my business on sidewalks

Disorganization

Humans leaving my house

 

DiDi

I am a 6-year-old black Standard Poodle or so they tell me. Personally, I think I am part Poodle and part 4-wheel-drive vehicle. I love nature, climbing stonewalls, jumping fences, whole rotisserie chickens and light beer.

Sometimes, my humans call me a clown because I collapse in all different positions looking for a cuddle.

I am a young dog so I stay up late. I love to howl at the moon so if you hear me howl back.

Likes:

Digging holes in the yard

Anything having to do with eating chicken

Disrupting Bella’s peace and order

Taking care of little humans

Staying up all night watching my yard

Dislikes:

Humans leaving my house

When Bella hogs my favorite toy which is whatever toys she has in her mouth

Going to school. I am yard smart!

Being stuck in the house

Fancy scarves and collars