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I always told myself I wouldn’t become one of “those” dog owners -- the kind who treated their pets like part of the family, bought him outfits, let him sleep in the bed. But that was only because I hadn’t yet owned a dog. Now, I’m officially one of “those” dog owners, and proud of it, although I may have amassed a few too many dog outfits -- which is fine, because it plays into my other strengths, shopping and spending a lot of money.
When I’m not doing those things, I can usually be found writing, reading, watching movies with my beau, or obsessing over the latest bit of pop culture news. My career launched in the realm of journalism (a dying industry, no big deal) and now I code websites and write for a living. As a volunteer blogger for Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, and the editor of a few blogs here and there, I’m worried that one day I may just turn into a blog. I think I’d be fine with that.
Full Name: Crystal Maldonado
Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: Here on Dogster or on Twitter (I must warn you, I post a lot)
What I Do for a Living: Write, blog, and code websites
What I Do for Fun: Write, blog, read, learn, and watch too much television
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the one and only, my fuzzy white seven-pound Maltese king
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: My darling dog, pop culture
My Pet Peeves Are: Not having enough Post-Its to write notes, overly-judgmental meanies (scientific term)
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Bad reality television, equally bad pop music
How I Deal with Dog Hair: Use it to mop of the tears of those who don’t have a dog as rad as mine
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Beyonce
Jan 2, 2014 — My Maltese has separation anxiety, and it's been a problem not just for him and me, but my neighbors, too.
Dec 5, 2013 — He forgot his training in favor of getting whatever he wanted from eager-to-please roommates.
Oct 3, 2013 — A Dachshund and a Maltese warmed his heart, even as he grew sick, and kept my family smiling.
May 8, 2013 — My Maltese made six shaggy detours (Cousin Itt, Lady Gaga) on the road to finding the right look.
Feb 15, 2013 — There's no end to the fun I have with my dog, often at his expense. Is that awful?
Jan 31, 2013 — I have tried many things, but Obi still sees the cage as his enemy. What do I do?
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