So who am I to tell you anything?

I’m Edie Jarolim.

I earned a Ph.D. in English literature from New York University; edited guidebooks at Frommer’s, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s; published myriad travel articles and three travel guides; and otherwise led a respectable but dogless life before I began palling around with terriers.

I got Frankie, my first dog, in late 2004 — long after my childhood (and his) and long after getting a dog seemed like a natural thing to do. I obsessed so much about my canine caretaking abilities that I researched and wrote AM I BORING MY DOG? And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew (Alpha/Penguin, 2009). I started writing regularly for Your Dog, the newsletter Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and have gotten involved with the wonderful pet blogging community. Recently I’ve joined my past and present interests by becoming the pet travel correspondent at Animal Cafe and at A Traveler’s Library.

That was arm chair travel, however. Frankie was not a big traveler. My other activities included being the Contributing Dining Editor for Tucson Guide and the Tucson correspondent for the Zagat survey.

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