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Shop for the pet lovers in your family

Leslie Brefeld

SUMMIT COUNTY – Stuck for an original Christmas gift idea? If the people on your list have pets, consider playing up this unique and meaningful relationship.”How to Meditate With Your Dog,” a book by James Jacobson and Kristine Chandler Madera is an introduction to meditation for dog lovers. Readers can learn how to use the love they have for their dogs as the basis for a regular meditation practice, as well as how to deepen the bond between “pack leader” and dog.”Dogs are natural meditators,” author Jacobson said. “Your dog may look like he’s staring into space, but he’s actually ‘hound lounging’ and living in the moment.”Another pick for the dog-loving reader – and traveler – is Bridgette Maxwell’s Colorado edition of “Fido’s Finest: Traveling with your pet … in style! From Economy to Luxury.”The book offers One to Five Paw Status, with “One” being “clean, safe and comfortable and “five” being “a fine hotel earns this title by really taking the extra step, making sure both you and your pet have a remarkable experience.” Detailed information about each hotel featured in the book is offered, as well as the location of dozens of dog-friendly parks. The book also offers top picks for destination vacations in Colorado, pairing hotels with golf courses, fine restaurants, shopping, hiking, spa retreats, trips to the city and more.If fine art is a passion, the Huneck Gallery in Breckenridge has pieces of all prices for dog lovers. Owner Jaime Light said several people order custom portraits of their canines.Of course, there are dozens of holiday-themed toys and accessories. At the Breckenridge Barkery, you can pick up design-your-own collars as well as little dog angels and breed-specific items.The big seller at Paws and Claws Pet Supply in Breckenridge have been stockings full of treats.Vail, Colorado

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