The Catering Director Dog Bore
Who you are: Christine Hartmann
Job: Catering Director at Spoleto Italian
Dogs: Bowser & Peach
Bowser is a British Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Peach is a Pitbull of some sort, if anyone can tell us what kind they think she is, go for it!
Bowser is from a breeder in Miami, and Peach was found outside at 6 weeks old in Orlando!
How did you meet your canine companion?
Bowser was the smallest of his litter being sold by a breeder in Miami and they were being sold way too young. When we brought him home he was only 5 weeks old. Peach was found by a friend of mine by the back door of their commercial kitchen in Orlando. She was only 6/7 weeks old when they found her and we were so excited to bring her home!
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
We had always planned to have two dogs by those names, Bowser was a perfect pitbull name, and when we saw the picture of Peach at only 6 weeks old we knew the name would fit her so well! Maybe one day our 3rd will be named Yoshi :)
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
Both have come to us as puppies and that stage until they're about 5 or 6 months is tough, but so rewarding! Bowser has struggled with sharing toys with other dogs and Peach has been the perfect match for him. He still won't share with others, but immediately upon introducing them to each other he wanted to share his toys with her and started shoving them in her face until she would give in. I feel so happy knowing we did something great for Bowser by getting him the perfect companion, and the two of them have brought so much joy to my life.
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Bowser: sweet, relentless, big baby!
Peach: crazy, playful, loving
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
It is definitely me! I can't leave a room without both of them following me to wherever I go next.
What’s your dog’s superpower?
I don't know if this counts, but Bowser is almost three years old and STILL has a puppy face. I guess his superpower is anti-aging :)
Peach's superpower would be running through walls
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
Both would be models. I cannot tell you how many people have asked me if they could take pictures and videos of the both of them.
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
Bowser is a grumpy old man in the morning. If Peach starts bothering him before 9 am he grumbles and moans while hiding under the blanket. Once he is finally awake, it takes maybe 20 minutes to get them both downstairs to go out for morning bathroom break. I pretty much have to pat Bowser's butt on every stair to get him to take the next step. It's a painfully cute, long process every morning.
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
Long walks around our neighborhood or the dog park. Bowser hates the ocean, but I can't wait to introduce Peach to the beach!
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
...no really...Peach actually walked into a bar."