Your cat loves a clean toilet -- don't we all? Catster's singing Cat Lady, Sarah Donner, explains why.3
Julia Szabo is nationally recognized as an authority on living stylishly with dogs and cats. Her writings on pets have been published in The New York Times, The New York Post, The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Country Living, and Cesar's Way, and her expert commentary has appeared in Family Circle, Real Simple, and The Los Angeles Times as well as on the AP newswire. She's made numerous TV appearances, most memorably on the PBS Nature documentary Why We Love Cats and Dogs, and is a frequent guest of Morning Living on Sirius Radio's Martha Stewart Channel.
The author of six lifestyle books, including the acclaimed Animal House Style and Pretty Pet-Friendly, Julia is a columnist for Dogster and makes guest appearances on Catster. A longtime scholar of astrology, Julia also produces Traditional Home magazine's monthly "Star Style" column, a feature about design and the Zodiac.
Full Name: Julia Martha Szabo
Age: 46 (my dogs and cats keep me youthful)
Location: New York City
Where You Can Stalk Me on the Internet: Twitter
What I Do for a Living: Write about animals
What I Do for Fun: Kiss animals, rescue animals
The Furry Members of My Household Are: K9s Lazarus (not pictured above because he was hiding under the bed) and, from left in the photo, dogs Sheba, Magnus, Cupcake, and Desiree plus a clowder of cats called Huey, Ninotchka, Max, and Macska
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Animals -- but, of course, they are not things ;)
My Pet Peeves Are: Having to be civil to people who don't like animals; people who lie about their age
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Dark chocolate, which is extremely toxic to dogs and requires extra-thoughtful snack storage; organic perfume
How I Deal with Dog Hair: Evercare lint rollers and a Dyson DC28 Animal
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Don't intend to ever do that. Ever.
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Oct 22, 2012 — Gershon's memoir covers her traumatic two-month search for her lost cat and the wild cast of characters who help her.
Oct 16, 2012 — A feline with a rock star's name will be in "The Call Center Artist" by Ryan Favela; it needs your help.
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