Wesley Crusher, the Wheaten Terrier Puppy


This is my completely pretend wheaten terrier puppy Wesley Crusher, so named because the “Wheaten” in wheaten terrier makes me think of Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation and I think it will be adorable to call this obviously very intimidating little fella “Crusher” for short.

get 'em Crusher!

In the life where Wesley Crusher is my puppy, I live in London, England and I am married to British Youtube sensation Charlie McDonnell (Charlieissocoollike on the Youtube).  Don’t be fooled by his picture, guys – he’s not a teenager, but is in fact fully 20 years old and completely within range for me to marry and have it not be altogether that weird.  What makes it weird is that I’ve never met him or anything, but then we’ve all got our celeb (sort of) crushes, haven’t we?


Since I already used up my career as a successful young adult writer in my life with Robin Hood the Shiba Inu puppy, I think in my life with Crusher I’ll just do projects, generally, and somehow make a living off that.  I’ll make Youtube videos and nerdy graphic t-shirt designs (after I get someone to teach me Illustrator*) and freelance blog writing and of course, music with the band “Bowties Are Cool”, the folk-singing cover / Doctor Who tribute band that I belong to with my sister Tessa, in which I play banjo.

Meanwhile, thanks Jenna, for sharing your pretend puppy story! You are the only one this week to do it, so I’ll re-post it here with a picture of a dog that I picked out to go with it, which hopefully you like:

“My pretend puppy is Donald, the Dandy Dinmont Terrier. In the life where I own this puppy, I live in a farmhouse in Provence, France. The house is pre-1800s, and Donald is great at catching any vermin that find their way in. We make our own cheese, and are working on our own wines.”

jenna's pretend puppy donald, the dandy dinmont terrier

Seriously excellent pretend puppy story.

*Actually, I am looking for Adobe Illustrator lessons maybe.  I think I could learn out of a book, but I’d love to get a couple sessions in with someone knowledgeable.


2 thoughts on “Wesley Crusher, the Wheaten Terrier Puppy

  1. Well if Jenna gets to live in France and make cheese, then I certainly want to play.

    My dog, Nigel, is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who is descended from the same line as the Queen of England. That means he is aristocratic, and a bit of an asshole, but he loves me exclusively. We divide our time between my country estate where I pen novels, essays and articles about profound things and silly things that I make seem profound; and our London estate where I stay when I have to take a lot of meetings with my editor and during the theatre/ ballet season.


    p.s. I will email you a picture of the actual Nigel that my Nigel is based off, though mine is far, far more regal.

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