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Making Sacrifices in Pursuit of a Life Well Lived

If you collect records, you have to make peace with a certain degree of misunderstanding. Upon seeing your collection proudly displayed and alphabetized, people often demand to know, “Do records really sound any better?” or, “They actually still make those?” or — my personal favorite — a nice, succinct, “But why?” Dog owners are also …

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Pawsitive Change

The shelter manager told Isaac De La Rosa that she couldn’t hire him because he had no experience. “Leave me with a dog, and come back in an hour,” De La Rosa told her. “If it’s not doing better by the time you get back, I’ll leave and you’ll never see me again.” The shelter …

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Through Puppy Eyes

The road is my home. All of my adult life I have traveled the world, meeting fascinating people with stories to share and seeing firsthand the oddities that hide in the hardest-to-reach spots. But this wayward life is not without sacrifice; often it takes more than it gives, and it requires forgoing personal desires in …

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At The Edges of the Earth

It’s hard to imagine any one person being more intimately familiar with the distant corners of our world than Keith Ladzinski. A longstanding wildlife photographer for National Geographic, Ladzinski knows how to capture the exact moment when an animal reveals its personality, and this knack is most apparent in his photography of dogs. No matter …

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Magic Mork

Oh, Mork is so little! I don’t know why I expected a larger dog: a knee-high fellow with a big wrinkly face, hamburger-bun paws, and a long, wibbly-wobbly tail. Maybe it’s because Mork’s caretaker, Nikki Carvey, runs an L.A.-based dog rescue called Road Dogs & Rescue that specializes in bulldogs, or maybe it’s because Mork …

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