Alice Short is a news feature editor at the Times. She acquired her first pet, Pansy, a calico cat, at age 6. Amazingly, that cat tolerated being dressed in doll wedding clothes and paraded about in a baby carriage for hours. Alice currently lives with her dog Biscuit (and some kids and a husband) in Los Angeles. She has never dressed Biscuit in a wedding dress but has been tempted by doggie sweaters.