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The Responsible Decision to Leave Our Best Friend Home

Saying no even when they beg for yes

A small dog looking out the window of a house on a snowy day.
Image by keithfoust from Pixabay

I live in Colorado — a state with beautiful outdoor spaces and plenty of hiking trails and backcountry skiing opportunities.

My dog, Molly, loves going on adventures with me and especially likes the snow. When she sees me putting on my outdoor gear, she begins excitedly running around…



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