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Smeagol, the Mountain Pug I have a pug. Actually, I have two pugs and a non-pug rescue dog, but this is about Smeagol. Smeagol is my nearly-eightyear-old little black pug. I got him back when my then-boyfriend (now husband) insisted on buying a motorcycle. “Fine,” I said. “You get your motorcycle and I’ll get a dog so I’ll have a companion once you kill yourself on your motorcycle.”

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contributing writers Emily O’Brien, Megan Macaluso, Jessica Lara, Liz Finkelstein, Amber Giauque Callender, Ellen Nordberg, Dell Bleekman, Tamara Star

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And that’s how Smeagol entered my life.

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When Smeagol was just 12 weeks old, I decided that he and I would climb our first 14er together. We set out for Colorado’s tallest summit, Mt. Elbert; me with a backpack to accommodate him when he got tired and Smeagol loaded up with just his adorable little five pound self. He had a blast. He easily covered twice the distance I did running back and forth. He didn’t even utilize the backpack I had brought to carry him in until the home stretch. We had such a great time together climbing that 14er that we did another. And then another. And another and another until I lost count. I estimate that Smeagol has climbed 18 of Colorado’s 14,000+ foot mountains. (The number would be even higher if his owner hadn’t been pregnant over the past two summers.) Without fail, Smeagol elicits comments on every 14er. No one can believe that that little dog has the endurance to reach the top. While on his way up, he inspires every one he passes.

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“If that little pug can do it, I can too!” is something that we hear quite a bit. I love hiking with Smeagol – the trek is always better when he’s around, and his enthusiasm motivates me to keep going when I’m tired.

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January 2014




Good Times


Around Town


Giving Back

20 Animal Tracks

Unleash your animal side at Boulder County dog parks

26 Beyond Nine Lives

Home Matters


Hot Spot


Hops & Vine


Hometown Hero


Sold Properties

42 Driver’s Notebook

24 Pet Playgrounds


44 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts

Pet therapy centers prove that rehab isn’t just for humans

30 Redefining Snowsports

Ignite Adaptive Sports helps the disabled hit the slopes




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Good Times

Boulder Chamber’s Drive Your Business After Hours More than 380 local business leaders stopped by to check out the Ultimate Private Classic Car Collection of Stephen Tebo with the Boulder Chamber. Guests ate, drank, mingled and even got the chance to take pictures with the Batmobile! Photos by Ryan Trupp Photography.

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Attention Homes 2nd Annual Sleep Out for Homeless Youth More than 83 individuals and community leaders slept outside on a lawn in downtown Boulder to support homeless and runaway youth. Presented in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Boulder, participants pledged to raise $1,000 each for the Attention Homes Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter.

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Cyclists 4 Jamestown Fundraiser More than 1,000 cyclists and residents supported Cyclists 4 Jamestown’s fundraising event where $120,000 was raised for the Rebuild Jamestown Fund. This “ride to” festival of fun, food and music was put together by a group of volunteers from the local cycling community. Photos by Karli Gronholm.

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Boulder Recognized for Addressing Childhood Obesity The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized the City of Boulder and Mayor Matt Appelbaum for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. Three medals were awarded to Boulder for action taken to increase opportunities for physical activity. These medals were awarded because of Boulder’s achievements in mapping all playspaces, conducting a needs assessment of playspaces, developing an action plan and providing at least three programs or initiatives from the action plan that increase access to physical activity.

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling The 33rd Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, held Saturday, February 8, 2014, is certain to be a memorable evening as Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) celebrates its 35th year in serving Boulder & Broomfield Counties. The festive event, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., at the Omni Interlocken Hotel & Resort in Broomfield includes unlimited gourmet chocolate from the finest chocolatiers in the region, in addition to some of the best craft beer around. Saunter through the silent auction, sip an endless glass of champagne and enjoy a delicious dinner in a casually elegant atmosphere before the live auction and dancing begins. Tickets on sale now: $125/Person; $1000/Table at or call 303.449.8623 for more details. Special room rate of $99/night at the Omni available for this signature event you won’t want to miss!

New Home Community in North Boulder Markel Homes Construction Company and Coast to Coast Residential Development Corp. have announced the ground-breaking of the newest home community in north Boulder, offering an architecturally diverse selection of energy-efficient single-family homes, duplexes and town homes. Kalmia38, a new 10-acre neighborhood to be built off of Kalmia Avenue, just east of Sale Lake, will offer 57 homes on 38 prime lots. Work is completed on new roads and infrastructure, and pre-sales on select lots in Kalmia38 have begun. Furnished model homes are expected to be completed in Spring 2014. Kalmia38 homes, all green built to the newest Energy Star® and Indoor airPlus® certifications, will range in price from the $700’s for duplexes, to $900,000 to $1.25 million for single-family homes. Square footages will range from 2,500 to 4,000 sq. ft. Under the City of Boulder’s Homeownership Program, Kalmia38 will offer some affordable town homes, priced from $182,100, duplexes 14 Boulder Lifestyle | January 2014

City to Lease Land for Local, Organic Food Production The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will offer two properties for lease to help provide opportunities for local farmers and ranchers to increase organic food production. The leasing of the OSMP properties northeast of Boulder – which are suitable for diversified and sustainable vegetable production and cattle grazing operations – is part of the department’s charter to help preserve local agriculture production and its traditions. As of today, 25 ranchers and farmers raise livestock, hay, grain crops, honey and vegetables on nearly one-third of the OSMP’s 45,000acre system. “Many people may not realize it, but OSMP has a robust agricultural program that not only provides healthy food across the community, but also gives ranchers and farmers an opportunity to make a living farming in Boulder County,” said Lauren Kolb, an OSMP agricultural specialist.

CU Physicist Steven Pollock Named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year University of Colorado Boulder physics Professor Steven Pollock has been named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Pollock is the second CU-Boulder faculty member to win a national Professor of the Year award. Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, also a physics professor, was honored with the designation in 2004. “We are delighted to again have one of our professors named U.S. Professor of the Year,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “Steven Pollock’s work is a credit to him, our physics department and the dynamic teaching and research of our entire faculty.”

CU Biotech Program Gets a Big Boost The University of Colorado’s “Creating Futures” fundraising campaign raised more than $1.5 billion. Of that, more than $45 million will be used for biotechnology research and building support at the Boulder campus. Since 2006, when the fundraising campaign began, more than 158,000 donors have given $1.521 billion to the university.

January is National Mentoring Month Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure positive outcomes for our young people. NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to: • Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms. • Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people.

Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring. Contact local groups, like the I Have a Dream Foundation, to see how you can get involved in Boulder.

CSArt Colorado 2014 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Botanic Gardens are pleased to present the second season of CSArt Colorado! Through a share-based membership, CSArt Colorado is continuing to connect local artists with art-lovers. For 2014, curators from BMoCA and DBG have selected a talented new batch of local artists. CSArt shareholders will receive a total of 10 original artworks from 10 Colorado-based artists at art distribution events throughout 2014. At these exciting events, shareholders will have the opportunity to meet the artists and mingle with fellow art-lovers before heading home with artworks for their collection. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a collection of locallymade, original artwork from this season’s talented group of artists!

BVSD Employee Heads to Sweden for Google Training Stephanie Schroeder, manager of Boulder Valley School District’s “STREAM” initiative will attend the International Google Teacher Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. The two-day program gives attendees hands-on experience and teaches instruction strategies that Schroeder

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Students will tour damaged areas, meet with preservation experts and participate in service projects to assist communities with restoration efforts. They will strategize ways to increase youth involvement in preservation and make recommendations to local, state and national officials. In February, the team will participate in a statewide historic preservation conference. More than 1,500 students have participated in nearly 20 Youth Summits since the program began in 2007.

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Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit: Preservation 911 Convenes in January In the wake of unprecedented flooding and the constant threat of wildfires, a group of Colorado middle and high school students will convene in Boulder and Larimer counties to address the issue of how largescale emergencies can affect the preservation of historic properties.

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Giving Back

Cyclists 4 Jamestown Words Emily O’Brien


he 2013 Colorado flood left a mess that many of us had to literally dig out of with a shovel. While frustrating and exhausting, most were lucky to only have had it that bad. Jamestown, a quaint and charming town in Boulder County, had a much larger situation on its hands; the entire town was nearly destroyed. Located just 12 miles northwest of the city of Boulder, with a population of approximately 300 people, the town had won over the hearts of many visitors long before disaster struck. Prior to the flood, the picturesque mountain town of Jamestown attracted cyclists as they pedaled through its hilly, narrow and windy roads. Jamestown had been a route for many in the cycling community and a favored route for one group in particular called Wednesday Morning Velo—a cycling group organized by friends Russell Chandler and Rob Andrew as a way for Boulder business leaders to bike and network simultaneously. When the rain did not stop for two days in September 2013, Andrew and Chandler talked about doing something. And when the overflown creek started to produce mudslides and wipe out parts of Jamestown, they knew the question was not if, but how. According to, it not only lost 20 percent of the homes in town, 50 percent of the roads, both bridges and the JVFD Fire Hall, but they also lost their long-time Jamestown Merc

owner and the patriarch of their community, Joe Howlett. “We thought we really ought to do something for them. So Rob and I stepped forward,” Chandler says. It did not matter that there had always been a spark of tension between the cyclists and the community of Jamestown. Naturally there is always a give and take when sharing a road, and the roads in this community are extremely narrow with many user groups vying for space. But none of this mattered to them. Together Chandler and Andrew utilized their contacts inside the affluent cycling community and formed Cyclists 4 Jamestown, which is an informal organization of volunteers representing the cycling community based in the Front Range of Colorado. Andrew and Chandler soon found themselves planning a fundraising event that grew larger than either of them ever imagined. “It just sort of mushroomed,” Chandler says. “Just about everyone we talked to—businesses and people—contributed. It was a real community effort.” Cyclists 4 Jamestown linked with every single connection they could, which happened fast since the group’s roots stemmed from networking. They gathered past and present pro racers, donations for auctions, food and beer, music and cold hard cash. At the October 19th event, Cyclists 4 Jamestown raked in a whop-

“Just about everyone we talked to— businesses and people—contributed. It was a real community effort.”

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ping $120,000 to help the community of Jamestown rebuild. Without a doubt, a serious feat! But with damage estimates coming in around $25-30 million, there’s a long way to go. The town needs to raise about 10percent of this money in order to qualify for full funding from FEMA. To help them get there, Cyclists 4 Jamestown and the town of Jamestown have continued to hold events and are planning a series of fundraising rides over the next year. You’ve probably guessed it by now, but a bond of affection has replaced that little spark of tension. What has happened is that the Jamestown community has felt and seen with its own eyes that the cyclists care about them and their special place. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why disasters happen. The damage that was done to Jamestown is still difficult to digest, even months later. But there has been great good that has come out of it; the strain between the cyclists and the community has been relieved and replaced with a feeling of compassion and one of budding friendships. The best part is that collectively they will build a better Jamestown. Cyclists 4 Jamestown is working in unison with builders to carve just a tad bit more room on the road for everyone—a small sliver of a silver lining in the midst of a tragedy. There is still an ongoing need for funding. To learn about how you can help the resilient people of Jamestown pick up the pieces and recompose their lives, please visit the Cyclists 4 Jamestown website at One hundred percent of donations to Cyclists 4 Jamestown will be contributed to the rebuilding of Jamestown.

Helping Jamestown The flooding is over, the damage is done—now it’s time to clean up and rebuild. Some ways you can help: Visit ReBuild Jamestown at Donations can be sent by mail to: Cyclists 4 Jamestown Fund 1123 Spruce Street Boulder, CO 80302









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Animal Tracks

Say Cheese, Fido! Tips and tricks behind the clicks Words Allyson Reedy | Photos James Moro


imagine that back in caveman days there were an awful lot of cave drawings of animals. Why? For the same reason that our Facebook feeds are filled with pictures of babies and pets—because they’re just so darn cute! It’s a naturally human instinct to melt at the sight of adorable animals, and because it’s the 21st century, we’re able to capture our canine (or feline or rodent or whatever else) companions at will. We sat down with Boulder pet photographer James Moro to get his secrets to getting the best pet shots and tips for how to take killer photos at home. James, a huge dog lover and owner of an Anatolian Shepherd named Razi, is passionate about ensuring every dog has its day (on camera).

How did you get started in pet photography?

I got started in pet photography like most people: I brought home a really, really ridiculously cute puppy dog and quickly found that he became the subject of my photographs. My Facebook and Instagram feeds became real-time documentaries of my life with my new-found furry friend, and I found myself enamored with all things Dog. I was already working as a professional wedding and portrait photographer at the time, so it was a fairly straight-forward extension of my photography business to create What’s the best way to capture the essence of a pet?

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son, and I think dogs pick up on that. Dog language is all about reading subtle gestures, emotions and body language, and so I’ve found that if you approach a dog with friendly, fearless intentions, they’ll respond likewise. I approach every dog I meet as though they’re some long-lost friend I haven’t seen in ages. If you have reservations, they act reserved. If you live in the moment with them, they’ll let down their guard and show you their true personalities. How do you get the animals to cooperate?

My pet photography sessions are like extended play sessions with other people’s dogs. I ask the owners (or guardians, as we call them in Boulder) to bring along balls and other toys, and we just have fun. The owners play a helping role during the sessions, and often take part in the photos themselves. When all else fails, use peanut butter! What types of locations work best?

Locations that the dog knows are best. I have a mobile studio setup that I bring with me to clients’ homes when space allows for it, and I often shoot dogs out in the expansive open space areas around Boulder. If your dog is easily distracted, then locations with minimal interaction with other dogs are best. If, however, you want photos of your dog at play, then there’s no better recipe for success than a location your dog knows, along with other dog and people friends he/ she likes to play with. I never shoot dogs on leash, as I find that you won’t really see them cutting loose or hamming it up when on leash.

Any tips for people with a basic point-and-shoot camera for DIY portraits?

Understand the limitations of your camera ahead of time so you don’t try to outshoot your gear. Most point-and-shoot cameras and camera phones don’t give you full manual control over the camera settings and lack the sophisticated, high-speed autofocus systems that allow professional cameras to track fast-moving dogs and freeze the action with razor-sharp focus. With that said, I still have more cell phone shots of my dog than on my Nikon D800’s simply because of the convenience of having a camera in your pocket at all times. The types of shots that I take with point-and-shoot style cameras

are very different to what I can achieve with my professional camera. I focus on adorable, still moments. If I am going for an action shot, I do so with a huge emphasis on timing, and with large amounts of available light. You can get fairly sharp photos of your pet with some careful planning. One way to do this is to use a trick used by sports photographers before the dawn of sophisticated autofocus systems: pre-focusing. This feature, common to many smartphones and point-andshoot cameras, lets you lock the focus on an object. For instance, on a bright, sunny day, if you time it just right, you can get photos of your dog jumping up for a tennis ball by holding the ball out at a fixed height, locking your camera’s focus on the ball, and then pulling the ball out of the way, and tripping the shutter at the exact moment your furry friend jumps into the area you pre-focused on. Your image won’t be razor-sharp, but it’ll be enough to blow away all your friends on Facebook and Instagram.

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Home Matters

Living with Style Even with Pets! Words Liz Finkelstein | Photos Daniel O’Connor


ike many Boulder residents, much of my life is dedicated to my dogs. I have special wood steps allowing them access to my (and their) bed, my shower was specifically designed to accommodate a detachable head (for bathing) and the car seems to remain filled with hair and Mt. Sanitas dust no matter how often it’s cleaned. However, one place that I won’t allow to go to the dogs is the inside of my home. Living with dogs and all that entails (shedding, toys, food bowls, beds) does not preclude your ability to still live with style. The following details how to keep the style integrity of your home intact despite your four-legged children. TOYS

Like children’s toys, doggy playtime accoutrements need their own containers, and unfortunately, many dog toy bins are eyesores. The solution is to take something created for humans and use it for dogs. In that vein, West Elm makes fabulous woven and braided baskets in a variety of styles designed to hold newspapers, throw pillows, logs and (you now know) dog toys. If your pup is a scratcher or destroyer, Design Within Reach makes a stainless steel wire basket (originally used by fishermen and farmers) that won’t be nearly as tempting to their mouth and paws. Another great idea is repurposing a wooden wine crate. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, Etsy or Ebay lists vintage ones. Just make sure to pick a good year. BED

Designing for canines (and their people) has become a huge industry, with the quality and variety of dog beds serving as its ambassador. And while we know that dogs don’t give a lick where they sleep, we should care about how it looks. With options ranging from Le Corbusier-inspired sofas to specially-ordered chaises, I’m simply suggesting the popular and reliable donut bed in a chic (and always machine washable) neutral color or animal print, available at most pet boutiques. For some extra panache, go with the shag. SUSTENANCE

Like everything else in the canine retail world, dog food and water bowls have become increasingly stylish, personalized and fabulous. From simple ceramic to modern metal, breed-specific, name-specific, cute or kitsch, from the most detailed to the least, styles range from gothic to neo-classical, mid-century to mod. Even the most basic white painted ceramic bowls designating ‘FOOD’ and ‘WATER’ are light years more stylish than the standard (and unsightly) stainless steel bowls that never seem clean. 22 Boulder Lifestyle | January 2014

Set atop a placemat (doggy or human); if your dogs don’t appreciate the effort, your friends and guests certainly will. Liz Finkelstein is the owner of Mile High Style, a boutique style consulting business offering services for both fashion and interior design.

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Unleash your animal side at Boulder County dog parks Words Amber Giauque Callender | Photos James Moro


s one of the healthiest states in the nation, residents of Colorado are serious about our access to recreation. And around Boulder County, Fido has his pick of playgrounds, too. Dog parks and trails offer a safe and welcoming space for pooches and their people to socialize and exercise; often without the constraint of a leash. Dog parks are increasingly popular as a space for canines to learn and practice manners and to burn off extra energy after a long day home alone. Dogs can investigate new smells, fetch their favorite toys and enjoy our majestic outdoor space with their favorite humans. Before heading out to the parks or trails, owners—er, guardians—should become familiar with the area’s rules. It’s also wise to consider your pet’s temperament and any special needs; i.e. don’t take your skittish Chihuahua to a park without small and large dog separation. Be sure to always bring along your favorite clean-up tools, and if there is access to water, check water quality before allowing your dog to swim or drink. If the park or trail is off-leash, leash laws will apply before you enter and as you exit. Now and then, parks have to close in order to give grasses time to rejuvenate, so check the park status if your commute is a long one. Happy romping!

City of Boulder Dog Parks East Boulder Dog Park

5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder Find this fenced, off-leash dog park as part of the East Boulder Community Park, just south of the tennis courts. The park welcomes both large and small dogs, and there’s limited access to a small lake. Some dogs will be able to swim to and climb a concrete barrier in the lake.

poles. Outside of the poles, leash laws are enforced. For history buffs, Dr. Howard Heuston is a former Mayor of Boulder.

Foothills Dog Park

800 Cherry Street, Boulder This off-leash dog park is part of the Foothills Community Park. Within the fenced two acres, there are separate areas for small and large dogs. Howard Heuston Dog Park

3200 34th Street, Boulder This off-leash portion of the larger Howard Heuston Park has no fence, so owners are expected to have voice and sight control over their dogs. The designated area for off-leash is marked by yellow 24 Boulder Lifestyle | January 2014

Valmont Dog Park

5275 Valmont Road, Boulder Find this off-leash dog park within the larger Valmont City Park. Large dogs can roam in a three-acre area, with a separate and smaller area for small dogs. A water spigot is available seasonally. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

Dogs are welcome on the vast majority of the 150 miles of trails on Open Space and Mountain Park land. Leash regulations vary by trail

and can change seasonally, so bring your leash. Any off-leash dogs must be under voice and sight control.

Longmont Dog Parks

Louisville Dog Parks Louisville Community Park

955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville Find the off-leash area in the southeast corner of Community Park.

Blue Skies Park

1520 Mountain, Longmont Don’t miss the enclosed off-leash area within the 11 acres of the larger, aviation-themed park. Longmont Dog Park #1

21st and Francis, Longmont This off-leash area is fenced and has some shade. Note that neighborhood parking is discouraged, so plan to park in adjacent lots. Longmont Dog Park #2

Airport and St. Vrain Road, Longmont Shade can also be found at this off-leash park, where separate areas are provided for large and small dogs. Rough and Ready Park

21st and Alpine, Longmont Find a fenced, off-leash dog area inside of this popular nine-acre park named for the historic Rough and Ready Ditch.

Davidson Mesa Open Space

McCaslin Boulevard and Washington Avenue, Louisville Dogs can roam off-leash in this beautiful open space area.

Lafayette Dog Park Great Bark Dog Park

597 N. 119th Street, Lafayette Find off-leash fun, including a 1/3-mile looping trail, shade, an area for small or timid dogs and even logs for jumping and climbing.

Superior Dog Park Autrey Park Dog Park

Rock Creek Parkway and Honey Creek Lane Find the off-leash dog area in this expansive, multi-use park. Humans can relax on benches and under gazebos in this beloved park for dogs of all sizes.

Stephen Day Park

1340 Deerwood, Longmont Visitors can find an off-leash dog exercise area amidst a host of exciting park amenities, including a water spray ground for the humans. Union Reservoir

0461 WCR 26, Longmont Fido is welcome to play in the water and to enjoy the “Dog Beach.”

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Rehab isn’t just for humans

Words Ellen Nordberg


uman Coloradans make an aggressive effort after New Year’s to get healthy: joining health clubs, initiating diets, quitting smoking and finally doing something about that old nagging knee injury. But what about their pets? Increasing numbers of pet rehab centers are cropping up in Colorado to help owners manage their pets’ injuries, health issues, weight and life expectancy. Why now? Pets have become family members, and many owners will spare no expense to help their dogs or cats live longer or have less pain. Many fit owners want their pets to keep up on walks and hikes. Plus, they see the benefits that personal training and physical therapy offer in their own lives. “Of course you’d do therapy for a human,” says Tammy Wolfe, PT, DPT and owner of the K9 Body Shop in Arvada. “Why wouldn’t you do it for your pet?”

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Dr. Kristyn Richardson, DVM, CCRT and co-owner of Canine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Group (CRCG) in Broomfield and Longmont, attributes this growing trend to pets’ increasingly integral role in families. “As we become more bonded with our animal companions, the 26 Boulder Lifestyle | January 2014

search for high-quality care similar to our own is increasing,” she says. “We would not think to have a surgery performed without the discussion of rehabilitation after the procedure. The field of animal rehabilitation is growing exponentially because pet owners are seeing their pets as part of their lives and would like them to have as high a quality of life for as long as possible.” Within this new field lies a wide range of modalities designed to help animals gain strength and flexibility, lose weight and improve joint mobilization, among other benefits. Water therapies are among the most popular amongst therapists and pets. Dogs and cats run or walk on underwater treadmills to aid recovery from surgery or strengthen joints. Many facilities also have larger pools which offer recreational open swim time. “Water is great exercise,” says Wolfe. “Labs and Goldens are the number one and number three most popular breeds, and they love the water. Plus, its good cardio, good endurance and it’s excellent for the joints. Swimming is one of the healthiest exercises for people, so it makes sense that it’s good for dogs.” Walking or trotting on an underwater treadmill can help strengthen muscles around the joints while minimizing pain. Practitioners often put life jackets on the animals and hold onto them while in the

tank. The pets can do intervals or endurance work without stressing the joints. Plus, treadmill work strengthens all four extremities as opposed to the front leg emphasis of swimming. Alternative pet therapy

Many physical therapy treatments are similar to those used for humans, according to Susie Finley, MPT, and owner of Back on Track Canine Rehab in Boulder. “Canine rehab can help with a variety of issues: sprains and strains, joint surgeries, neurological problems after spinal cord injuries, stroke, amputations, weight loss and year round fitness - just like rehab helps people,” Finley says. “We provide thorough evaluations for each dog to determine the main problems and plan individual programs for each case. We emphasize owner education so they can help their dog at home with massage, stretching and exercises as needed.” In recent years, therapies that have been considered alternative even for humans have gained popularity. Some practices offer massage, acupuncture or Feldenkrais exercises. Many others recommend nutrition solutions, including herbs and supplements. “People are active here in Colorado,” says Wolfe. “And they want their dogs to be active with them. It’s important to them to keep their dogs healthy, so they seek alternatives like acupuncture or nutrition.”

“Of course you’d do therapy for a human. Why wouldn’t you do it for your pet?” months more out of their pet, so we are able to extend the time they have with their loved ones.” While dogs have been the primary recipients of pet rehab, cat continued > treatments are gaining ground.

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“Cat care does lag behind dogs,” says Lori Beuerle, Principal and Founder of CRCG. “But it’s growing. We’ve had cats swim in our endless pool, and stroke victim kitties where the water has helped them move their limbs again. Even just manual therapies can help cats regain better function.” Owners who have seen improvement describe their dogs bounding around like puppies again, having fun during therapy and leaping excitedly out of the car when they pull into the rehab facility parking lot. Finley has many client success stories to share. “One Husky had a spinal cord stroke and was paralyzed in the rear legs,” she says. “After rehab, he was able to go hiking with his family again and even climbed a fourteener. We had an elite herding dog who had three hip surgeries and after rehab was able to return to herding.” Money talks (and barks)

While often pet insurance will cover rehab therapy if prescribed by a vet, the bottom line is that the treatments are expensive. “The cost of pet insurance is rising, along with the cost of care,” says Wolfe. “But I think most people are willing to spend more money on their dog than in previous times.” Whether owners have brought their pets in for injuries, health or just fitness related issues, they continue to see results, and the field continues to grow. “Living in the mountains means a very active lifestyle, and pets are often participating in their human’s sports and interests,” says Richardson. “Animal rehabilitation helps pets prepare and condition for this life, recover from injury to continue to play with their owners and grow old with a high level of function.”

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Ignite Adaptive Sports:

Hitting the Slopes with the Disabled Community Words Dell Bleekman Photos John M. Ahlbrand


t’s a chilly morning at Eldora Mountain Resort. Two adults, wearing bright blue and green jackets with Ignite Adaptive Sports emblazoned on the back, push a small wheelchair down a ramp to where the walkway meets the snow. The instructors gently lift their six-year-old client into a bi-ski, a plexiglass bucket with two skis attached underneath. Their young student, here for a morning lesson, lives with severe scoliosis and greatly reduced muscle strength. Usually she views the world from her wheelchair, but today she’ll be skiing. Back at “World Headquarters” — an ambitious title for a pair of trailers tucked in the parking lot near the Little Hawk lift — the excitement and energy level is palpable. Instructors read case histories of the students with whom they’ll be working, administrators check in the students who arrive with parents or caregivers, and technicians prepare the gear for the day: skis, snowboards and snowshoes. Inside the equipment trailer a blind student crates her dog in preparation for a morning lesson.

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non-profit organization has grown to one of the larger adaptive programs in Colorado; in the last year they saw 206 students and gave more than 1,000 lessons. Ignite’s clients mostly come from the Front Range. Half are children; the other half adults. About one-third of those are wounded servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, as Ignite has strong relationships with both the Denver and Cheyenne VA hospitals. The Colorado Center for the Blind buses in their students for lessons. The St. Vrain and Boulder Valley school districts also work closely with Ignite, sending their disabled students for snowsports lessons. And, of course, parents or caregivers bring children for lessons. One such parent is Marie Rotter. Rotter was desperate to find a sports program for her son Aidan, then five. Two years prior doctors had diagnosed Aidan as being on the autism spectrum, and his experiences with team sports such as soccer or individual pursuits like karate were not successful. She turned to Ignite, but even skiing gave her pause. “We weren’t sure how Aidan would react to it,” Rotter recalls. Ignite’s one-on-one instruction proved invaluable – many stu-

dents with cognitive disabilities don’t function as well in the perceived chaos of a group setting – but it was something else that struck a chord with Aidan and with his mom. “His instructors wanted him to have fun,” Rotter says. “It was truly an emphasized goal, and he did have fun and happened to learn how to ski in the process.” Aidan has been an Ignite student for three seasons and today confidently skis many blue runs. Volunteers Make It Happen

Ignite’s 254 volunteers are the backbone of the organization. Of those, about 80 are instructors. Fifty eight have (or have had) PSIA certification – the gold seal from the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Besides having the technical skills needed to provide instruction, volunteers are knowledgeable of the many medications their students may need, and most have a toolbox of skills for working with behavior or emotional issues further complicated by cold weather, bulky clothing and restrictive equipment like ski boots and helmets. “Our volunteers are the most wonderful group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” says Finn Murphy, Ignite’s executive director. At first glance it seems quite a diverse group, but what ties them together is their belief that providing snowsport opportunities for people with disabilities is a worthy goal. Volunteers don’t just do on-snow instruction, Murphy is quick to note. “Certainly not all our volunteers are snowsports instructors; we have great support in administration, equipment and fundraising in addition to those who provide instruction.” A Season-Ending Scare

In a surprising move—one that caught many in and out of the disabled community off guard—Eldora officials notified Ignite in early September that their lease would not be renewed. The board

of directors began negotiating with Eldora’s senior staff, but by late October the non-profit’s future was still uncertain. Ignite’s supporters and many in the disabled community took matters into their own hands, staging a rally at Eldora’s Boulder office on Arapahoe. Channel 9 News covered the event, as did the Daily Camera and the Denver Post. At day’s end came much-anticipated news: Ignite was granted a one-year lease to continue operation. Now that Ignite is offering lessons again at Eldora, the disabled community up and down the Front Range is pleased. “We are so appreciative of the support Eldora has given us,” Finn Murphy states, noting the mountain provides lift tickets for its volunteer instructors and students free of charge. “We’ve had 38 wonderful years at Eldora and we’d love to have 38 more.” If you’d like to learn more about Ignite Adaptive Sports, make a donation or sign up for lessons, visit

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Hot Spot


resh Thymes Eatery, a progressive new member of the Boulder farm-to-table food community, may still be in its freshman year, but it’s sure to be bumped up to play varsity in no time. This is a place that has listened to the cries of the community and taken note of what people do (and don’t!) want to put into their mouths. Fresh Thymes Eatery loves to joke on its website that its “awesome food is for anyone with taste buds.” And while this may be true, it is really geared toward being a true gluten-free, allergy-friendly kitchen right here in our own backyard. All you food allergy sufferers rejoice; imagine a place where you can order fresh, locally-sourced food without fear of cross-contamination. When asked if something contains eggs, a staff member says, “Not in the house. We don’t even have eggs!” Immediately after this, when I ask if a dessert contains peanuts, owner, operator and chef Christine Ruch shouts excitedly, “Not in the house! No peanuts in the house!” It’s clear they take a lot of pride in providing a food allergy-friendly zone for eaters.

Forward Thinking at Fresh Thymes Eatery Words Emily O’Brien


Ruch was motivated to open her restaurant/neighborhood hangout based on her own personal health challenges that started eight years ago when she was diagnosed with Celiac disease and a handful of food allergies. She knows firsthand how wholesome, nutritious food can make a life-changing difference in your health and well-being. “I saw people on self-limiting diets (paleo, vegan, etc.) or with allergies, and there was just nowhere for them to eat. This was a big piece missing in Boulder,” says Ruch. So she decided to open her own restaurant and serve healthy food for the allergy and health conscious. Fresh Thymes’s food is local, fresh, sustainable, quick, affordable, gluten-free, allergen-free, organic,

vegan-friendly, as well as anti additives, preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. The list truly does go on and on, but you get the point. All of this is bundled up and served to you in a hip, eclectic and inviting restaurant-slash-café in Boulder’s Steelyards District. Community Supported Restaurant

Another remarkable part about Fresh Thymes Eatery is that it originated as a Community Supported Restaurant (a.k.a. CSR). In short, a CSR is a place that utilizes its resources. Diners invest up-front and then reap the culinary rewards year-round in the form of meal credits at the restaurant. Memberships were offered during 2013; people could ‘localvest’ in the tier that worked best for their budget and lifecontinued >

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Hops & Vine

Inspirational Ales from the Front Range Brewing Company Words and Photos Megan Macaluso


iving the dream never tasted so good. Chris Dutton and Will Boggs once “wandered the deserts of Corporate America,” as Boggs likes to say, but broke out to create some incredible brew and a superb place to enjoy it. Front Range Brewing Company laid claim in Lafayette with their exceptional beer and relaxing space.

destination that offers unique food and drink, music, farmers’ markets and a beautiful outdoor patio. After major renovations, including the construction of their rustic beetle kill pine bar, hand-built by Boggs, Dutton and Boggs’s brother, they opened their doors in July of 2013, delivering a fresh, vibrant beer unlike anything on the market.

Setting Out

Dutton and Boggs worked together for 13 years at a local software company. When Boggs took over as manager and implemented a four-day work week, Dutton spent his new free day in the kitchen experimenting with recipes and uncovering a talent for cooking. Dutton’s initial dream was to open a BBQ restaurant, but after dusting off a home

brew kit that had been sitting in his basement for five years, he switched gears. As it turns out, Dutton discovered that he had a surprising gift for making great beer. Armed with a business plan and a small business loan, Dutton and Boggs bravely left the safety of their corporate lives and embarked on a new beer frontier. Jax Merchantile had recently purchased the dilapidated retail space on South Boulder Road where they would make shop. Despite the tumbleweeds, the boys saw potential in the location and put down stakes. It was a smart gamble. In the last year, the area has become a bustling and charming 36 Boulder Lifestyle | January 2014

Range of Beer

Front Range brews are delightful. Dutton spends so much time and energy crafting and perfecting his creations; the beers they offer are always surprising and unique. “Ichabod’s Revenge Punkin Ale,” the fall offering, took him 17 straight hours of work to create. Starting at midnight, he roasted and smashed the locally grown pumpkins himself, and the outcome was well worth the effort. Fans of the beer are hoping for a repeat next year. The duo also knows how to throw beer drinkers for a loop. Winning a bronze medal at the recent Colorado All Beer Festival, the IPA, “Trhopical Illusion,” is fruity, jammy and light. They masterfully created an IPA with citrus tones that goes down easy. If you’re a wine drinker, you must try their ‘gateway beer,’ the “Colorado Sunset” Kolsch. It’s crisp and refreshing and might even take the place of your Pinot Grigio. If you’re up for an adventure, order the “Rumrunner” Coffee Quad. It’s blended with coffee and aged in a 30-year-old Caribbean dark rum barrel. This isn’t a beer for the weak, and it’s daringly tasty. Local Love

Front Range Brewing actively integrates local vendors, restaurants and talent into their concept, which means great choices in music and food to go along with their great beer. Their brew often includes ingredients

from local farmers, and they offer a wonderful wine from Blue Mountain Vineyards out of Berthoud. Local food is a specialty, as they offer a variety of delectable selections from the surrounding eateries. Chicken wings, truffle grilled cheese sandwiches, tamales and German chocolate brownies just scratch the surface of the many food options. Since the acoustics are so good at Front Range, local talent is frequently on tap. They welcome a plethora of talent, even recently giving local opera singers a try, and Tuesday open mic nights are especially popular. Vision

Dutton and Boggs set out on a great adventure, with the support and help of their wives and children, to make great beer and work with their community. They’ve succeeded beautifully by following Dutton’s taste buds and Boggs’s business savvy. “I brew what I like,” says Dutton. Luckily for us, he’s got great taste.


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Dr. Christina Tangora Schlachter (aka Mrs. Colorado) & her Junior Journalists Words Amber Giauque Callender


he mountains brought Dr. Christina Tangora Schlachter and her family to Boulder, and she brought with her a serious passion for community. Meet Dr. Schlachter. She’s a mother of two young boys, holds the 2014 title of Mrs. Colorado International, is an avid triathlete, an accomplished writer, team builder and communication coach. She’s also a philanthropist who loves an old-fashioned newspaper, which is why, in her spare time, she started Boulder’s Junior Journalists; a growing program building literacy and global awareness for young readers. In college, Christina was awarded “Miss Congeniality” in the Miss Miami pageant, and she sold her award to pay for international study. This study and travel was the beginning of her commitment to community and to giving. She fell in love with Ethiopia, where she has worked on behalf of access to education and where she adopted her young son, Wetera. Back in the States and while growing her family, Christina studied the impact of media on decision-making and perspective, and saw the beauty of journalism light up her son’s eyes as he ran out each morning to get his hands on the sports section of the newspaper. Christina realized that current events could be an inspiration for Boulder students as they connected with the larger community and improved their literacy. She contacted Newspapers in Education, and a partnership was born. Today, children at three Boulder schools are immersed as Junior Journalists. Kindergarteners are cutting out photos they find interesting and learning the story behind the shot, including learning about the rainforest via an engaging photo of a bat in a toad’s mouth. Chance Gauss is one of these budding journalists. His mother Melanie explains, “When he (Chance) came home from school, he was so excited to share a picture of a bat that had been captured by a toad and tell me the story of how it happened. The following Sunday, he

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asked if he could have the paper, and he gave the lesson to his younger brother. It’s become a regular weekend activity for each of them to flip through the newspaper to find things that interest them and then share them with us.” As a Fellow at the Fielding Institute for Social Innovation, Christina is focused on the results of this program. She’ll be looking at how connecting to journalism has impacted students in the classroom and at home; measuring increased capacity for community awareness, communication and presentation skills, and basic literacy levels. The curriculum is connected to the Common Core State Standards, with all lessons building on research and knowledge. There’s no way to measure the effect of feeling a real, paper newspaper, but Christina believes there is an impact. For her, the sparks of imagination while perusing the paper is proof enough. Junior Journalists is currently 100 percent volunteer driven, including a full day each week given to classrooms by Christina. Newspapers and time are donated, but as they grow, volunteers will be key, and Christina is interested in expanding technological capabilities for students second grade and beyond. She dreams of each student being able to access an iPad, where community is at their fingertips via current events and where various languages can be accessed more easily. By 2015, Christina would like to see Junior Journalists in at least eight schools, with the hope of growing nationwide in the years to come. Volunteer training is simple, and the program is easily replicated. “The program and curriculum are well-developed and well-loved,” Christina says. “They’re just waiting to be activated.” To learn more about Junior Journalists, including how you can bring the program to your school or incorporate the curriculum into homeschooling, please visit

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earching for a car that will turn heads... with its sexy appeal? Look no further than the spectacular and gorgeous 2013 BMW M6 Coupe. The M Series is world renowned and for good reason; standing for “Motorsports,” BMW’s long line of high performance vehicles have been relished by car aficionados with a need for speed, power, and elegance. Well, with the M6 coupe, there has been a two-year break from the last edition of this model, and its comeback this year did not disappoint. Replacing its muscular body of the past with a new, sleeker and sharper M6 shimmering in the automaker’s signature Sakhir Orange Metallic, 20inch M alloy wheels, and attractive LED lights, BMW has successfully upgraded the exterior flawlessly. However, don’t let the smooth looks fool you. Under the hood is a twin-turbo V8 boasting 500 pound-feet of torque and a legion of 560 demonic horses ready to ter-

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William Philpott speaks about his new book Vacationland: Tourism and Environment in the Colorado High Country. The book is a study of how post-war consumerism changed the once isolated and little-visited high country. Get your voucher to attend over the phone or at the door.

2014 USA Cyclo-cross National Championships Valmont Bike Park

The 2014 Cyclocross National Championships will hit the sundrenched trails and jumps of the jaw-dropping Valmont Bike Park - built in 2011 with events just like this in mind - all within view of Boulder’s famous Flatirons at the feet of the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

January 11 Playback Theatre West: A Night of Improvisational Theatre Dairy Center

Playback Theatre West is improvisational, “comicathartic” theatre based on using the audience’s stories to entertain, enrich and enlighten. An audience member shares a story or experience from their life and the actors “play it back” capturing the essence of their experience. The

January 11 Boulder Phil’s Three B’s

January 16

Macky Auditorium

Drop City Film Screening

The brilliant Rachel Barton Pine joins the Boulder Phil for Berg’s masterful Violin Concerto. Short works by Bach and Mahler precede the concerto, and we conclude with another piece imbued with the spirit, and the music, of Bach—Brahms’ towering Symphony No. 4. It’s Three B’s with a


Join us for a special screening of Drop City (2012), a documentary about the intentional community of artists that existed near Trinidad, considered the first rural commune of the 1960s.

January 16 The Mysteries of Saturn’s Rings Chautauqua Community House

Saturn’s rings have puzzled astronomers since Galileo discovered them in 1610. Each ring orbits at a different speed, and they are made up of particles ranging in size from a dust speck to a mountain. Dr. Larry Esposito from NASA’s Cassini mission reveals how Saturn’s rings formed, how they maintain orbit and why they exist.

January 17

January 17, 18

The Jeff Brinkman Band


Chautauqua Community House

Atlas Black Box Theater

Every once in a while there is a musician who emerges with a genuine and honest approach to their craft, and whose music accurately depicts that unadulterated simplicity. An Iowa transplant who found the Colorado music scene to his liking, Jeff Brinkman has quickly gained notoriety regionally.

The story of a young woman forced to step back, let the dust settle and take a look at her harried, 21st-century lifestyle and the pursuit to “have it all.” This dance production looks at the complex expectations for women to achieve this impossible task and the consequences of failure.

January 17

January 18

Musical Soiree at Downton Abbey

Jeff & Paige

First Presbyterian Church

Boulder Public Library Meadows Branch

Enough of the drama at Downton Abbey. We’d like to invite you to unwind and partake of Boulder Symphony’s relaxing version of a fete at Lord Grantham’s. You may even find Lady Mary playing the violin!

Kids will be rolling on the floor laughing at Jeff & Paige. The husband and wife team uses songs, storytelling and interactive play to teach kids about science and nature including ecology, conservation and more. The costumed couple entertains and delights children of all ages.

January 17 Chick Corea & Bela Fleck

January 19

Macky Auditorium

Blue Sky Riders

Keyboardist Chick Corea and banjoist Béla Fleck will take you on an enchanting journey from blues to bluegrass, country to classical. It’s a unique fusion of virtuoso jazz talents who have 17 Grammys between them.

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Lifestyle Calendar

January 25 Sourdough Snowshoe Race Nederland

Join us January 25th for the 5th annual Sourdough Snowshoe Race. The race distances are 11.4 miles and 30K on marked courses with an aid station at 5.7 miles for both races and 12.5 miles for the 30K.

January 26 Boulder Wedding Showcase Rembrandt Yard, Boulder Theater

The Boulder Wedding Showcase offers one-stop shopping for planning a wedding in Boulder or surrounding areas. Meet photographers, caterers, bakers, florists, stationers and wedding planners. Learn about venue and entertainment options, too. Attending brides and grooms can enter to win $500 toward participating vendors’ services.

January 29-February 2 Three Sisters Loft Theater

A fresh version of Anton Chekhov’s timeless story about three sisters dealing with the lot life has given them as they long to return to their hometown of Moscow. The story of family, love and ambition explores difficulties in breaking old habits and seeking new opportunities.

January 30-31 Regional Premiere of Annapurna Dairy Center

Emma and Ulysses haven’t laid eyes on each other in twenty years. Now she’s back, lugging her matching suitcases into his squalid Colorado motor home for a final reckoning that neither of them saw coming. Performed by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.

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January 31 Dr. Ralph Stanley: Man of Constant Sorrow Farewell Tour Boulder Theater

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley comes to Boulder. Stanley, with his brother, started the legendary Stanley Brothers duo in 1946. The singer pressed on after the untimely death of his brother in 1966. He went on to be inducted into The Grand Ole Opry, win a Grammy Award and the Living Legend Award from the Library of Congress.

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Parting Thoughts

Should we treat the people we love like dogs? Words Tamara Star


y best friend can drive me bonkers talking in circles around me, but when my dog goes crazy at the front window when a poodle walks by, I’m unfazed. My ex would leave me livid when he showed up at the door 30 minutes late for dinner, yet my cat could throw up repeatedly and I’d patiently clean it up. Where’s the disconnect? Do we love our pets more than the people in our lives? Of course not. I’m convinced the incredible love we feel for our dogs, cats, horses and, in fact, all of our pets, comes from the knowing that we won’t have them in our life forever. It’s a very limited time that our paths are actually joined together –if we’re lucky a dog can live to be 14, a cat maybe 20 and because of this, every single day, every moment, is a gift. They eat our shoes, mess up our homes and monopolize our time when we’re pulled in other directions, yet we love them anyway and instantly forgive them despite their many imperfections.

So why are there different rules between species? There’s no doubt our pets love us unconditionally, while family and friends often play human games with love–they seem to love us when we’re good, and in turn we love them when we deem their treatment of us kind. Yet what if today we decided to love the people in our life the way we love our pets? What if we remembered that one day they too will no longer be here with us? Perhaps we could keep in mind that everything that drives us nuts about them will one day be a distant memory, and we might even find ourselves longing to hear them talk circles around us one last time, or experience ourselves opening the door to their tardy face once again, no matter how late they arrive. Yes, I’m pretty sure that’s the way to do it. Listen to your parent’s lecture as if it is the last one you’ll ever hear from them in this lifetime, clean up your partner’s dishes as though it’s the last dish they will eat

from and when family arguments ensue, remember that one day you will miss the sound of their voices. The secret to love? Let’s treat them all like dogs.

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