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As an art major, I always had a creative side, but I put that on the back burner for over 20 years. I had a desire to draw my Salukis, so in the late '90s I returned to my art, and my skills blossomed into a small business. Two years ago a friend of mine said to me, “You know so much about dogs, you should be writing about them.” I heeded her words, and here I am. I am not afraid to speak my mind on a multitude of subjects, and I love sharing my experiences on dogs, food, wine, art and travel, what better way to share but through writing?
Full Name: Cori Solomon
Location: Los Angeles
Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: If you like animal art, visit my website, Cori’s Pawtraits. The Written Palette is a work in progress, so you can also find me on Facebook at either my Cori’s Pawtraits Facebook Page, Written Palette Facebook Page, or Twitter.
What I Do for a Living: I wear many hats. I am a real estate broker, animal artist, and writer. The last two are my passions, so you can guess what I like to do most.
What I Do for Fun: Travel; show and lure course my dogs; create and view art; drink good wine and go to lots of movies (my hubby is a TV editor and we enjoy the perks).
The Furry Members of My Household Are: I am owned by four grizzle Salukis (yes, I am a sucker for the color): Parker, Gabi, Lexi, and Zoe (known as ZoZo), who has a touch of the naughty gene. Do I get to count my 13-year-old goldfish we won at a fair?
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Working dogs, dogs who have helped people, adventures with my dogs -- and my adventures at wineries, with or without the dogs.
My Pet Peeves Are: Sitting and waiting at a doctor's office; sitting and waiting for my dog’s turn at the lure course; people who see the glass as half empty rather than half full.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel wine. You are welcome to indulge with me in my guilty pleasures, as I write about these pleasures too.
How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: I cough it up in a furball at the end of the day. Seriously, my dogs don't shed that much except when I am wearing white. We call them the wash-and-wear Afghans because you don’t have all the hair to deal with.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: More or less what I am now, as long as I am happy.
Apr 9, 2013 — Parker, a Saluki, had an aggressive cancer type. His final trip included loving friends and many dogs.
Feb 13, 2013 — Her best prognosis was a severe limp. Instead she got an award at Westminster, among other events.
Feb 6, 2013 — One of my sighthounds got away with chasing a bunny on a trip to Palm Desert. I was in for a long night.
Jan 9, 2013 — A float in the Rose Parade was a floral re-creation of the massive sculpture to be dedicated this fall.
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