Dogs and Brews, no 
Back-to-School Blues

August in Colorado is a funny thing. It’s dead in the middle of summer (summer doesn’t end till September 22), yet we find ourselves getting the kids back to school and refocusing on work obligations that in other parts of the country are left to the post-Labor-Day realm.

Time to hit Pause on summer (or should I say, ahem, Paws.)

Let’s savor these “dog days of summer.” Let’s grab a beer – a really tasty, local beer – and spend quality time with our fur-ever friends. Heck, we can even combine the two!

Our August issue offers where to grab a beer with Fido in the ‘burbs (“Pup Crawl,” p. 16). And as a multi-species pet owner, I (we) were thrilled to “throw a bone” to cats in “Coffee and Calicos,” (p.12).

We visited one local couple who created a backyard Nirvana in “Go Big and Stay Home,” (p.22). And in “Parting Thoughts” we shared the best way we know of for surviving back-to-school shopping in August.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed making it! Whatever August holds for you, may it include lots of sun, fun and puppy love.


Robin Bond, Editor

ON THE COVER Jake, reveling in summer