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August 2017: A Pug by Any Other Name by Kelli Kozak

Maximus Prime. Maxwell Smart. Max-A-Million. Mad Max. My little buddy, Max, for short, is God’s gift to the masses. Highly photogenic and the embodiment of charm and class, Max’s animal magnetism draws people to him as though he were the gnarliest Kardashian and, as expected, is a sought-after prize on countless cell phone cameras. Is…

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August 2017: Hiking Again

As I explained in my Running from Weddings article in last month’s magazine, Sterling and I routinely enjoy a weekend of rest and relaxation as we leave the hosting of weddings at Dunrovin to our son, Jake. These weekends recharge our batteries and provide us with much-needed, unscheduled, quiet time by ourselves. We have been…

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August 2018: Summer Brains

Every month as I get materials ready for our Dunrovin Ranch Lifestyle Magazine, emails between myself and my editor, Sheryl Madden, from Washington state, start to fly back and forth. Sheryl is an incredibly efficient and talented editor and I have come to rely not only on her skills, but her speed and her unfailing…

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August 2017: Welcoming Equine Refugees

As it became clear that the Lolo Peak fire was headed to the heavily populated Lolo Creek and Bitterroot Valley, people began to take stock of their situations. What would they need to evacuate? Where would they go to house themselves or their animals? What would they take with them? When should they go? Should…

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August 2017: The Lolo Peak Fire

Throughout the eons, lightning storms have roiled in the mountains of Montana, sometimes dropping sheets of welcomed rain and swelling mountain streams, sometimes only putting on electrifying displays of nature’s power, and sometimes exploding trees and igniting fires. Some of these fires burn slowly. Some dissipate within days. And some become legends to all who…

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August 2017: Fire Medicine Retreat

Smoke gets in your eyes and in your lungs and in your house and in your spirit. It clouds your vision, chocks your breath, dirties your home, and engulfs your soul. In western Montana, fire is a natural part of the landscape and plays an integral role in its ecology. Losing a home to a…

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Equine-Assisted Therapy

What is equine-assisted therapy? It can be about having a person with physical aliments riding a horse to stimulate muscles and improve balance. It can be about connecting a veteran with post traumatic syndrome with a horse that help teach self control and anger management. It can be about an abused child becoming empowered by…

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