Animals,  Magazines,  Victoria magazine,  Where I'm published

Coco’s rescue story in “Victoria”

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” ~Karen Davison

I still get a thrill whenever my byline appears in a national publication — but this one is twice as special to me. Victoria is one of my favorite lifestyle magazines, and I’m always proud to have my work published in its pages. This time, the March/April issue includes a new piece I wrote about adopting our sweet rescue dog, Coco, shown in the photo here. The issue is available in bookstores, Walgreen’s, and on newsstands this week. ~Cindy La Ferle

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.


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    I absolutely loved you story on adopting Coco. I also rescued a dog from rural southern Ohio. I named her Nina, she was part Husky and part Golden Retriever. She had been abused and only weighed 20 pounds and all her teeth were broken off when I got her. She was afraid of people but with a lot of love and patience, she turned out to be the most loyal loving dog I have ever had. When I took her for our walks, she loved it when people made a fuss over her. She realized not everyone is mean to animals. And when I had my chemo treatments, she laid by my side when I wasn't feeling well. We had 5 good years together. I lost her to an anal tumor 3 years ago and my heart still aches for that girl every day. I needed her as much as she needed me. Your story is so much like mine. Thanks for sharing and I hope you keep on sharing about Coco.

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