In addition to writing, one of my great loves is dogs. At home, three own the place. Buzz, the beagle, turned 14 this year and still is as animated as when a pup (when not snoring). Cinnamon, a poodle mix, is our lap dog with the goofy grin. And Elvis, an oversized Doberman, is my hiking buddy extraordinaire.
So, imagine my excitement when I can combine my love of dogs with writing. Last year, I wrote a couple of articles for Dog Fancy about hiking with dogs. Recently, a local start-up magazine, Pets in the City, published a story about Elvis’s adoption from a local shelter, entitled “The Tail of Elvis: From Moody Blue to Stuck on You.”
Pets in the City magazine is dedicated to and encourages rescuing of companion animals, so Elvis’s story was a perfect fit. I was honored to be a guest writer in their first issue.
The editor has since asked me to write up a monthly editorial column. First up on the docket: designer dogs. The column debuted in the October issue. If you live along the Wasatch Front, look for your copy on one of those wire stands that greet you in coffee shops and convenience stores.