Julia Szabo

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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