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As a record store geek in London, I always preferred filing in the back room to being mean to customers who asked for records by Esther Glorifan and the Miami Sewing Machine, or "that song I heard on the radio yesterday at about two o'clock." Later, I became a record company reptile who schmoozed with fourth-rate indie bands who never troubled the compilers of the pop charts.
I moved to California in 2000 and put my lifelong grammar nerd tendencies to work as editorial operations manager at two alt-weeklies. I also volunteered at the SPCA, specializing in working with Affection Eaters, which are not evil zombie cats but rather the frightened cats and kittens who need company at mealtimes. I never thought I'd get paid for combining my fervent kitty love with my mad copyediting skillz, but here I am!
Full Name: Vicky Walker
Age: Verging on decrepitude
Location: San Francisco via York and southeast London
Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: Right here on Dogster
What I Do for a Living: Executive editor at Catster and Dogster
What I Do for Fun: Research San Francisco history, interview octogenarians about San Francisco history, try to build a time machine to see more of San Francisco history
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Ambrose Hoffman, aka the Velvet Lamb, an excessively fluffy tuxedo boy; Gentleman Jim, a mediumhaired ginger tabby who moves like jelly sliding off a table
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Bernal Heights, cat idiosyncrasies
My Pet Peeves Are: False ranges, overamplification, misuse of the possessive apostrophe
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Stephen King novels, Thorntons tablet fudge, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, sometimes simultaneously
How I Deal with Cat Hair: In the house: wait for it to form into tumbleweed dust bunnies and harvest. On clothes: clump of parcel tape wrapped around my hand.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Less sarcastic
Nov 25, 2013 — For Adopt a Senior Pet Month, we're giving away two copies of the book by TV producer Tom Cohen.
Nov 6, 2012 — The award-winning author relates how her beloved dog helps her feel connected to the world.
Oct 24, 2012 — We love these diving dogs. We were thrilled to hear Seth has a book -- and you can win one!
Oct 15, 2012 — Our Community Manager put a terrarium on her desk. I couldn't resist turning it into a hoarding situation.
Jul 31, 2012 — Want to help your dog smell a little less, um, doggy this summer? Enter our contest and get ready for bath time!
Jul 24, 2012 — One lucky Dogster reader will get a dog bed -- large or small -- as well as a stoneware bowl and two ball toys.
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