The Pets We Love 1

Like most of you I’m sure, I can’t imagine life without the animals we love being in it. They are our best friends. They make us laugh. They offer us unconditional love. They add so much joy to our lives.

I’ve never been without a pet (including the house-trained lop eared rabbit we hid in our dorm room in college). Horses have always been my first love and continue to be a huge part of my life. Today, my family enjoys one amazing horse, a dalmatian, two cats and two guinea pigs. Life is full.

We’ve dedicated this issue to our love of pets. In our Open House feature, we spotlight a beautiful one-of-a-kind horse barn designed for horses as well as entertaining—a childhood dream that became a reality.

This issue also highlights three dog-friendly trails great for Fall hiking, local restaurants to take your dog, and the important work of the Central Oregon Humane Society and Cascade Youth and Family Services.

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