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Gazette Premium Content Colorado on the Web: Sheep, mutton and a lost cattle dog roaming online

Dalton Walker dalton.walker@gazette.com - Updated: April 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

I hope a missing Colorado dog named Duder is found soon, safe.

What would you do if you lost your dog while hundreds of miles away from home? Would you do everything you could to find your furry friend?

That's exactly what one Colorado woman is doing. Amariah Skye has been staying in Tempe, Ariz., since Feb. 19, looking for her best friend, Duder, a blue heeler, according to Fox news affiliate MyFoxPhoenix.com.

Skye is staying in a rental unit with her 1-year-old son until she can't afford to stay in Arizona any longer, according to the report. Six-year-old Duder has been a member of Skye's family since he was a puppy.

"He was my baby before I had a real baby," she told MyFoxPhoenix.

Duder, who was recovering from an injury from another dog, left through an open hotel room door when Skye was on the phone outside, according to the report.

I grew up with dogs. Dogs are family members, and losing one would make any dog lover cringe.

For more details about the dog, visit my blog.

UPDATE: Duder has been found. More here.

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Here is what else is happening on Colorado on the Web.

If Colorado had an official meat, it would mutton, according to a recent post by Slate.com that breaks down popular meats, state by state.

Apparently, the good people at Slate.com made an executive decision and pegged Colorado with mutton. Why?

Here's Slate's explanation:

"Colorado is the most concentrated lamb feeding state in the country. So why assign it mutton instead of lamb? Because mutton is tough and strong, just like Coloradans."

Hey, there's nothing wrong with being tough and strong, right? Just not when it comes to the meat I plan to eat.

I've had mutton once. I think. I was in New Mexico a few years back with a friend when I tried it. It tasted pretty good, but apparently not good enough to remember eating it a second time.

But shouldn't our state meat be buffalo (cough, bison)? Perhaps CU fans agree.

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Speaking of sheep. Well, a type of sheep.

The baby bighorn sheep was named Colorado's cutest animal by the Huffington Post.

Sure, the baby bighorn sheep is pretty cute, but is it the cutest of all the baby animals in Colorado?

You be the judge.

Here's what the Post said about Colorado's baby bighorn sheep:

"These dainty lambs are born on cliffs that are hard to access by predators."

Wait, that's it?

Hey, Huffington Post, we need a more detailed explanation.

I guess being cute has its advantages. I wouldn't know.

Visit my blog to see a photo of a "cute" baby bighorn sheep.

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Have a Colorado on the Web idea? Send me an email at dalton.walker@gazette.com or tweet @GazetteDalton.

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