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Trust

May 31, 2017

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” Stanley Coren

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Unwritten rules

May 30, 2017

Most trout fishermen and women know a few time tested truths about their favorite pastime. One is that when an 18″ or larger rainbow decides to go on a run, you gotta just hold on and hope for the best.

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Jaz

May 30, 2017

Jazmine never met her father…never heard a bedtime story or the words ‘you’re beautiful’ from him or anyone else in her life. When she turned seventeen, Jaz volunteered at an orphanage caring for children in need. Reading to them and making the kids feel good about themselves seemed so easy…so natural. Now nineteen, Jazmine is […]

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Security

May 29, 2017

To a little child, a favorite stuffed animal can be the best first friend imagineable.

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No worries

May 29, 2017

Even though there are bears near the river in eleven mile canyon, I’ve found them to be extremely friendly up to a certain age. Especially if you toss a rainbow trout their way every now and then.

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Buster

May 28, 2017

‘You said milk, orange juice, and bread…ten minutes max. It’s been nearly 25 minutes and you gotta know this will not be tolerated!’

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No way

May 28, 2017

‘I get it…you forgot the kennel and want me to be safe on the ten hour trip to Kansas City. This is not going to fly. You’ll be getting a call from Canine Social Services before we get to Limon!’

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It Depends

May 28, 2017

It was a gorgeous day last Thursday on The South Platte River in Eleven Mile Canyon west of Colorado Springs. A young man with high hopes arrived early and tried not to be too concerned about the ‘watch out for bears’ sign at the registration shack. The hopes were realized when three feisty brown trout […]

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Let it go, Ralph

May 28, 2017

After seeing this picture, a very young cowboy has added New Zealand to the bucket list. I’m finally over the embarrassing incident that occurred when my wife returned from that magical land with a group of travel agents. While waiting at the baggage claim, she introduced me to a new friend. The fact that I […]

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Hope

May 28, 2017

If you just hang in there long enough, there often comes a light to pierce the darkness.

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Resilience

May 27, 2017

There are no guarantees when you take the field or step on the court. There will be bad bounces that are beyond your control. Future Hall of Famer Nolan Arenado makes dazzling plays nearly every game with The Colorado Rockies. Hang in there, Connor…it happens to the very best as Arenado had the exact same […]

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Power

May 26, 2017

One’s personal power is more about commitment and belief than size or talent.

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Beautiful

May 26, 2017

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

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Glorious

May 24, 2017

He is the ultimate artist Who paints with such astounding colors.

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Molly

May 24, 2017

Dog sitting has morphed into a variety of new adventures. Molly is staying with us for the next week and she is a delight.

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Persecution complex

May 24, 2017

‘Isn’t it about time he leaves the tweeting to us experts?’

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I hear you

May 22, 2017

To listen is a gift…a present given to another. It is the suspension of the wandering mind that wants live at breakneck speed all too often. Cultivate this gift…and cherish it when a special friend takes time to be there for you.

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Lessons

May 21, 2017

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

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The present

May 20, 2017

A boy of five doesn’t fast forward to tomorrow or worry about yesterday. Content in the moment, he revels in the beauty and possibility of the world that greets him each day.

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Everlasting

May 19, 2017

The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be. Konrad Lorenz Dedicated to Lewis