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


March Madness

If you’re a sports fan, you know that March Madness refers to college basketball, but it always brings to my mind the shaking off of deep winter and looking ahead to springtime. There could be a mania to that state of mind—an eagerness to get on with it that results...

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A New Doghouse

You know how exciting it is when you have a new place to live? First, there’s all the anticipation of finding just the right spot; then there’s the logistics of packing—much in the way of discarding things that won’t do in the new place. Your soundtrack is the sound...

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Best Dog Day Ever!

Imagine you’re a dog. Humor me on this for a moment or two. Shed your human traits and reimagine yourself as a dog—any breed or size you wish. Maybe you picture yourself as a small, fluffy, pampered Pomeranian-type, or a lumbering Saint Bernard, big as a sofa. Now,...

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Daisy’s Home for Christmas

It’s an undisputed fact that the holiday season is a busy time of year. All the decorating and making merry results in a household chaos that seems to change daily, which begs the question: What does the family dog think of all this? In my house, as the Christmas tree...

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Thankful for the Family Dog

Amidst the hubbub of meal prep for Thanksgiving, aka food coma day, you may temporarily overlook the value of having a family dog, being busy and all. They like to be in the middle of all the action, so they are guaranteed to be underfoot, causing repeated shooing and...

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Go, Dog, Go!

I can’t get enough of dog videos and I’m sure I’m not alone. Nothing reduces me to a goofy grin quite like seeing a pup having the time of its life. I especially love the ones that show dogs commandeering human toys. Skateboards, surfboards, trampolines—none are off...

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All the Good Things

It’s no secret that I have a love for dogs, but I wonder if I ever explained exactly why I love them so dearly. After all this time, I’ll endeavor to explain it now. First, as a species, you’d be hard pressed to find a better creature than a dog. They are pure of...

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Summer Days

As much as we humans enjoy the ease of summer weather, it’s just as anticipated by our pups. No more braving the freezing cold white stuff just to do their business on frigid mornings. And they can look forward to longer walks, and way more outdoor activities. In the...

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But… I Don’t Speak Dog

Have you ever tried to converse with someone who doesn’t speak your language? The exchange follows a predictable pattern. First we speak louder—even though deafness isn’t the problem; and then we resort to pantomime to make our message clear. Through a series of hand...

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

In my childhood home, we had both cats and dogs, living harmoniously amongst each other. They stayed out of each other’s way for the most part, so I witnessed no scenes of fur-flying scuffles. For the last 30-plus years, I’ve lived with only dogs, and pretty much...

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The Nose Knows

We all know that dogs have a sense of smell far superior to that of humans, but you might be astounded to learn just how keen is their olfactory system. I looked it up to find that, as humans, we have around 5 million olfactory receptors to employ in identifying...

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A Moose on the Loose

Okay, I know we chose to live in the mountains, and part of that experience is the frequent encounters with wildlife. Despite having had multiple dogs, our Evergreen house was often in the path of elk and deer that came right up to me while I gardened, and black bears...

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