Black and white Fridays

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Last week I posted an old photo of my gram, and this week I have another. This time with my grandpa on their wedding day. I can’t help but think how rad it would have been there on that day (the fact that I didn’t yet exist notwithstanding).

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A cocktail fit for a pup

Chick in the mirror (image)
Filoni group shot (image)
A few weeks ago One Tail at a Time was the featured charity at Filoni’s annual spring gathering. Filoni is an artisan inspired clothing and accessories boutique in downtown Oak Park and Chick and I were lucky enough to be the featured guests at their event. Ten percent of all sales from the evening were donated to OTAT and it was so much fun to chat with the lovely ladies in attendance, all who had rescue dogs of their own. It was not so lovely, however, when Chick grumbled at one of those attendees. She sure is a snot sometimes.

(PS you must go to Maya del Sol, also in Oak Park:)

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Weekend in photos

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chick-in-the-tub
Even though you wouldn’t know it by the weather we had yesterday and today (snow in April, NBD), this past weekend was warm and filled with so much sunshine. So naturally that meant people decided to start setting off fireworks, which Chick sure did not appreciate. Warm weather also meant a bath for her, which she also did not enjoy. So I guess to sum it up, it was a nice weekend, but not for poor Chick:)

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Chick says get to work!

Chick sitting at the desk (image)
Chick at the desk (image)
I often think about how much fun it would be to take Chick to work with me. When I work from home, she mostly just snoozes on the couch all day (alternating between the pillows there and the blankets in her bed). For the most part she only occasionally wanders into the den to visit me. How much fun would it be to just look under your desk and see a Chick snoozin’ away?

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Black and white Fridays

black-and-white-pool
One of my most favorite photos. Ever. My grandma lounging at the pool. Black and white photos just make everything look so much more glamorous.

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Marco? Polo!

Polo (image)
Last weekend I headed to Chicago Animal Care and Control for what I thought was a meet and greet for a potential foster pup. She was a tiny chihuahua mix named Gracie. But by the time I had arrived she had already been transferred to another rescue (yay!).

So instead I hung out with this sweet pup in the photo above. His name is Polo and he was so lovely. When I first saw him he looked so, so sad in his cage. He is about six years old and an owner surrender, so probably pretty confused about why he was there. Once I took him outside, he was so happy and loved being in the fresh air. He’s available for adoption, if anyone is looking:)

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A neighborhood tour (and maybe a free donut too)

Wicker Park tour (image)
Wicker Park tour (image)
Wicker Park tour (image)
Wicker Park tour (image)
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Wicker Park tour (image)
On Sunday, Josh and I headed over to Wicker Park (the actual park in the ‘hood of the same name) for a friendly neighborhood tour with the hope of scoring a few free donuts from Stan’s. Wicker Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods and fortunately for us, we’re right on the border of it. We read about a free tour of the area given by a local history buff and Chicago resident. For free.

Since it was one of the only nice days we’ve had so far, everyone in the world seemed to be itching to get outside. The group was so large that I felt it was only right to snag one donut instead of two. We stuck around for most of the tour before branching off on our own to try The Chop Shop, which for someone who doesn’t eat meat regularly, enjoyed very much. The old homes in Wicker Park are so gorgeous and I had too much fun picking out the ones I’d love to live in.

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