Jennifer Nelson Jennifer Nelson is a respected, awarding winner pet writer who has shared her knowledge of dogs and cats for over a decade, writing for many pet publications and consumer magazines. She's always got a dog by her side. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.