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Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Meghan Lodge
Location: Cairo, GA
What I Do for a Living: Disability Adjudicator with the State of Georgia
What I Do for Fun: Write, draw, take pictures, knit/crochet, solve puzzles, volunteer at my local shelter.
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Axle the American Pit Bull Terrier and Toby the half-Siamese/half-mutt-nut cat.
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Animals, particularly my own! Also anything I experience/am passionate about.
My Pet Peeves Are: Bad spelling/grammar (don't we all have spell-check?), irresponsible owners/rescues, smacking, misbehaved pets (like my own...).
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Haagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream, cute cat toys, "smart" pet toys, dog collars, candles.
How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: Furminator de-shedding tool, frequent brushing, grain-free foods, sweeping daily (Swiffer Sweep & Vac is your best friend!), leather furniture, minimal carpet.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Superwoman. Seriously. I used to want to be a vet, but I can't stand seeing animals in pain. I love investigating fake or bad rescues, as well as other criminals. I've even staked out my own house and caught a burglar!! I wouldn't want to be a PI or a cop because they have rules. Superwoman has no rules, and she has a pretty awesome costume.
Sep 4, 2014 — We need to rethink how we kennel reactive shelter dogs such as Clara, who shouldn't have been at the public PetSmart adoption event at all.
Aug 26, 2014 — The Center for Canine Behavior Studies aims to show how owner personality affects dog behavior, which could help more dogs find homes for life.
Aug 21, 2014 — Imported dogs now must be at least six months old and have updated vaccinations -- I've seen the terrible things that happened before this rule.
Aug 6, 2014 — Too many of us are obsessed with the latest, greatest levels of dog health and care -- and I fear this consumerism is discouraging dog adoption.
Jul 30, 2014 — Having opinions and thoughtful discussion is great, but endless debates over proper dog care can suck the joy out of being a dog owner.
Jul 29, 2014 — I advised my dog-rescue group not to send animals to Raja Renata Ranch long before its founder faced animal cruelty charges.
Jun 24, 2014 — As a new mother, I suddenly find myself understanding why some new parents give away their dogs. Have you ever been in this position?
Jun 11, 2014 — I waited until it was dark and turned off all the lights in the house, then I searched with a blacklight -- sure enough, I found pee.
May 29, 2014 — We talk to founder Imelda Suriato about responsible pet ownership, her Pit Bulls, and the Monster Holiday Drive for shelters in need.
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