Most 10-month-old puppies have almost figured out leash-walking and can finally be trusted at home alone, but golden retriever Neve [Nev-ee] has a few extra accomplishments under her collar. She’s as comfortable on a chair lift as any Copper Mountain skier, she sits confidently atop a snowmobile as it charges up snowy slopes, and now …

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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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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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