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Celebrating the Dog Days of Golf “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” —Roger A. Caras By Blair Adams Photo courtesy Tim Muys W ithout question, dogs are man’s best friend. Much has been written about the therapeutic effects associated with owning, or even simply petting, a dog. So, imagine what it would be like to bring your dog to the office every day. For many golf superintendents, this notion is a reality, and while these ‘super dogs’ can provide much-needed stress relief after a hectic day, many of them have found a career of sorts in turfgrass maintenance, proving they are as much a part of the grounds crew as their two-legged colleagues. Canadian Groundskeeper goes behind the scenes to learn more about the role these special dogs play in the lives of the men and women charged with keeping Canada’s golf courses in pristine condition. 4 July 2013 CG_July2013.indd 4 6/7/13 9:21:41 AM