John D. Williams

My official title is Customer Service Representative for Dogster and Catster, but I prefer my self-designated title of "Your Friendly Neighborhood Watch Dog." Think Spider-Man with fur.

I joined the Dogster Team in June 2004 as its first paid employee, albeit part-time. By fall of 2006, the site had grown so much that it was no longer possible to do the work on a part-time basis and after a quarter-century of college teaching (radio, TV, film, and speech), I made the leap to Dogster SAY Media full-time. By a conservative estimate, I've written well over 100,000 customer support e-mails and read countless more that did not require a response.

Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): John Douglas Williams

Age: 57

Location: Arlington, Texas

Where You Can Stalk Me on the Internet: Facebook and Twitter

What I Do for a Living: Customer Service Representative for Dogster/SAY Media

What I Do for Fun: Golf; play games with family; walking; standup comedy; teach public speaking  and digital video/film production

The Furry Members of My Household Are: Jackie the Guinea Pig. While our apartment complex is pet-friendly, we do not feel we have adequate room for a dog and/or cat.

My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Communication, personal responsibility, and things that make you laugh and/or go "Hmmmmmmmm."

My Pet Peeve Is: People who are not willing to take responsibility for their actions, especially when it comes to their kids, whether human or the furry kind

My Guilty Pleasures Are: Golf, John Wayne movies, and cookies

How I Deal with Dog Hair: Dyson DC31 Animal (Jackie sheds a little bit, too)

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Communication Consultant and Golf Course Architect

Stories by John D. Williams