Healing Hounds


What to do when your beagle snarls like a bobcat? Call Jeff Jordy, resident animal communicator at El Monte Sagrado Spa in Taos, N. M., touted for his ability to commune with beasts from birds to burros. What's going on in that mutt's head? Just ask.The process is three-fold: a meeting with Jordy to discuss your pooch's "issues," followed by a 24-hour period during which the two "talk it out." Then he clues in the owners.

The results? Doctor- doggie confidentiality prevents full disclosure, but the word at the pound is two paws up. $100—$180; 800-828-8267

October 2005


Gru and Aseltine revel in great powder conditions during their Wintertux adventure.

Powder Hounds

Deep in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest, life is simple: Skin up. Ski Down. Roll around in the snow. Just remember to bring extra pairs of wool socks.