Lindsay Barnett is a social media producer at The Times and the editor and lead blogger of L.A. Unleashed. While growing up in the wilds of Washington state, she was super-nerdy, training and showing dogs in obedience and junior showmanship and riding horses. She's a longtime vegan who considers herself something of an authority on the subject of dairy-free cheeses. (Some melt, some don't.) She has a deep and abiding affection for scruffy terrier mixes.