By Allegra Ringo

Allegra Ringo is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer. Her greatest passions are sparkling water and her dog Pistachio.

  1. Amy Spalding is a pet enthusiast and young adult fiction author. She grew up outside of St. Louis, and now lives in Los Angeles with two cats and a dog. She and I ate brunch and discussed our mutual hatred for sad commercials featuring dogs.

    Let’s get down to brass tacks. What is your dog’s name, and what breed is she?

    Her name is Violet! She’s a mutt, so

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