When Lumina Media acquired Dogster and Catster, the sites I ran as Editor-in-Chief at Say Media, I was asked to collaborate with the print editorial team to spin the online-only titles off into magazines that would replace legacy brands Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy. (Yes, we killed Cat Fancy!)
In the process, a lot of the content I had developed for Dogster.com was adapted for the print audience. Among these were "Dogster Heroes," a column dedicated to recognizing those in the community doing good things for dogs, "Grab a Tissue," heartstring-yanking tales of rescue or loss, and "Dogster Obsessions," our version of editor's picks. I had great fun working with veteran editor Mel Kauffman on the project.
Print media is a novelty to digital natives like myself, so I leaped at the chance to lend my words to the Obsessions section and continue to pen the style column to this day. My dog, Mr. Moxie, was patient with me as I product tested hoodies, CBD-infused treats and charcoal shampoo (OK, maybe not that last one). I realize it is completely unfair that I get to do this and call it work.
Below are some of my favorites from the bi-monthly magazine: