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A furry farewell to a treasured employee

Article and photo by Carin R. Kirkegaard

Photo of Richard Danforth

Richard Danforth

Throughout the past month, customers of The Pet Stuff Place in The Village at Castle Pines have been coming to purchase items for their pets and to say goodbye to long-time employee Richard Danforth.

Danforth has been a staple at the store for many years, greeting customers and helping with selections for many of the Castle Pines furry community. He made the decision to retire last February, saying he was tired of shoveling snow.

Having lived his whole life in Castle Rock, Danforth admitted that it tugged at his heart a bit to sell the house he was born in, but he and his wife are looking forward to the next adventure, traveling the U.S. in a truck with a fifth-wheel camper in tow. Their first stop is Michigan. Then they plan to head back west to be hosts at a campground in Oregon, eventually landing in Florida before the snow flies.

Danforth promises he’ll be back to Castle Rock to check in with friends and family, and you might see him pop in at the store.



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