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ZAPATA RANCH HAS AMAZING HORSES BUT I AM HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE DOGS

 Pepe, of course.

Pepe, of course.

 Pepe again!

Pepe again!

 Bryce and Pepe

Bryce and Pepe

 Me and Steve living the dream

Me and Steve living the dream

 Pepe

Pepe

 Sonny and Butch

Sonny and Butch

 Tickles

Tickles

I just got back from the most exquisite vacation I have ever been on in the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I came to meet a dog friend that I had met on Instagram who, it turns out, had also worked at Glamour magazine but in the UK.  Kate Matheson is now at Zapata Ranch, a working on a ranch in Southern Colorado.

 Me and Monty, my buddy for the week.

Me and Monty, my buddy for the week.

When Kate moved out West she got her first dog from a friend who was about to take Pepe to a shelter as it was not the perfect match for he and her friend.  Not so with Kate; the two immediately hit it off.  Kate took Pepe to live at the Ranch. "Zapata is a 103,000 acre working Cattle and Bison Ranch set in the most unique location, backing on to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It was a steady transition from working in magazines to living on and running a ranch but I had fallen in love instantly with the west after beginning work on a ranch in Montana in 2008."

"Helping promote the original American dream at Zapata isn't difficult when the landscape does most of the work for you." I would say I have to agree. The experience was sublime and here are some of the characters I met while I was there with my husband.

 

Kim Roderiques photographs the Cape Cod Dogs

Pretty in Pink