SEEN Dog of the Year Winner 2019

May 8, 2020

Congrats to Willa, the winner of SEEN’s Dog of the Year contest! Learn about this French Bulldog’s favorite treat, what she loves most about her owner and the last thing she got in trouble for

Photos courtesy of Candice Simons

Name: Willa

Age: 18 months

Breed: French Bulldog

City: Plymouth

Owner: Candice Simons

1. Where did you meet your owner? 

 I first met her at my new house after a long road trip from Traverse City.  My mom saw me and fell in love and I was on my way 12 hours later. It was meant to be.

2. What is your favorite place to go on a walk?  

My favorite place to go on walks is downtown Detroit in Capitol Park.

3. What is your favorite toy?  

My favorite toy is my plush bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

4. What is your go-to store in Metro Detroit?  

I love when my mom takes me to City Bark. There is a big bird there who likes to yell a lot, though.  Sometimes they give me pupper ice cream and there’s other friends there for me to play with.

5. What is your favorite treat?  

My favorite treats are the ones my grandma gets from Three Dog Bakery in Plymouth.  Sometimes she takes me to the park and we eat snacks together while mom is at work.

6. Where is the best place to get groomed? 

My grandma takes me and my brother Brooklyn to Furs-a-Flyin in Livonia. They think I’m the most beautiful Frenchie in the whole world. 

7. Do you have a hidden talent or skill? 

 I can snort very loudly and am really good at barking at shadows and chasing leaves.  Mom says I’m very talented.

8. What do you like about your owner the most?  

She loves to cuddle me and buys me the cutest outfits!

9. What is the last thing you got in trouble for? 

 Sometimes it is hard for me to pay attention to my mom when I get excited. Last time I was at the Apparatus Room at The Detroit Foundation Hotel, I saw a big, puffy cloud boy dog (mom said it was a samoyed) and got so excited I had to leave.  I know I’m not supposed to bark at other dogs, but I had never seen a cloud boy like that before. Sorry, mom.

10. Who is your favorite dog account to follow on Instagram?

I like to see what my sister @fiona.thefrench is up to with her mom, but my favorite channel to watch before bed is @griffinfrenchie. Griffin (chonki boi) and Haru (gud girl) are my favorite Instadog stars.  They do funny ASMR videos, go on adventures, and snort just like me. 

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