For the Love of Dog

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Corey Colombin


Corey Colombin is a columnist, romance fiction novelist, hobby artist and author and illustrator of books for children. When she’s not interviewing or writing, she is often spotted with her husband, family and two slobbery Labradors. You can contact Corey at


Meet Daisy

We pined for a dog—we hoped for finding the right one—and we got one. The right one implies an instant ‘happily ever after’ scenario, which would be frankly misleading, but I think you’ll enjoy hearing about the journey so far. Here’s how it went down: My husband went...

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Lala and the Lavender Ladies

"Her job was mainly to nap by the fire." Vera Bradley (Lala) is a brindle Cane Corso, or Italian Mastiff, rescued from a Dallas, Texas shelter after she was dumped just 10 days before her litter arrived. She would be eligible for adoption after her pups were weaned...

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Seeking a New Best Friend

It’s been a few months since our sweet Mimi left this world. And just a few months before that, Toby. My husband and I lost both our dogs within a few months of each other. To say that it has been heartbreaking is an understatement. It’s supposed to get easier, but I...

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Waiting Wall-e

Wall-e is a 3-year-old Havanese with beautiful silver and black coloring. Simply put, he is adorable from his little wet nose and soft brown eyes all the way to his pom-pom tail. Wall-e is hard to win over, but once you’re on his good side, his affection knows no...

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Perfect Pairings

“He chose the man over all those girls with their eager smiles and hairbrushes at the ready.” We humans seek out companions that fit our sensibilities, both in buddies and in pets. That’s why when we see a Zsa Zsa type woman strolling down 5th Avenue with two tiny,...

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A Dog’s Best Summer

Summer. In a matter of days, the weather just might start acting like the season it’s headed toward, rather than a daily game of weather roulette. We all know that spring in the Rockies is as unpredictable as—dare I say—the weather. A Monday can start out feeling...

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Sunshine, Dogs and Happiness

Recently, my husband and I experienced a Colorado bluebird sky kind of weekend. You know the type. In typical springtime-in-the-Rockies fashion, it didn’t start out that way. In fact, Friday began with alarmingly strong wind gusts, bringing snow flurries that pummeled...

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Beware the Sock Gobbler

Erin, a mountain girl, is a true dog lover. Her big Labradors, Chevy and Cooper, are the loves of her life—and don’t think they don’t know it. Every day, when Erin comes home from work, there they are, crowding the door, prancing, tails flagging, looking for ear...

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What if…?

Have you ever wondered what your dog does when left alone all day? I’m sure some of you have cameras that literally track your pet’s movement through the house. If that’s the case, you would know precisely how your dog spends its day. Some of us carefully pick out...

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What Love Is

Love is a warm dog sleeping at the end of the bed, and love is the human who changes his own sleeping position to accommodate the dog bent on hogging the covers. Love is a gentle lick of the hand, especially when unsolicited. And love is the dog who gets so excited,...

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Dogs Versus Cats

“Meanwhile, from the porch, Jasper’s nose twitches. Is that the scent of CAT in the air?”We’ve all heard of the legendary feud between cats and dogs, but how much truth is in it? Do cats and dogs really wage war on each other or have we all been swayed by too many Tom...

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The Great Christmas Crochet Debacle

"The path of yarn told the tale of every move the dogs made."Many people enjoy crocheting for the relaxing repetitiveness, and also to be productive while sitting down at the end of the day. Others use that hobby time to create nice gifts for the people on their...

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