Monthly Archives: July 2012

Washington D.C.

I’m headed to Washington D.C. this afternoon to visit Nicole, one of my best friends from college. It’s the first time since we’ve adopted Chicklet that I’ll be spending the night without her. She’s headed over to my mom’s house this morning since Josh will also be out of town. I’m so worried she’ll think that we’re abandoning her, but I know she’ll be well taken care of. And I can’t wait to see her wiggle and worm and sprint toward me when we reunite on Monday :)

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A rude day


But it’s not okay to be rude.

This morning as Chicklet and I were returning home from our morning walk we were so very rudely assaulted when a young assailant stole my phone straight out of my hand. It happened in a matter of seconds: suddenly and without sound there was a man next to us on the sidewalk commenting about Chick, and the next he was in my face grabbing my arm, taking my phone and running off.

There was no time to be scared, it was more thoughts of, “Did that really just happen?” So I scooped Chick up, thankful that no one had taken her, and raced home to try and track the phone and file a police report. Of course there is minimal chance of getting that phone back in such a big city like Chicago, and thankfully I had insurance, but I’m feeling grateful that neither of were hurt and that we are safe.

It certainly blows my mind that someone could be so bold and rude. There are many rude thoughts I wish back on this horrible person, but I can only hope that Karma will get him.

Thanks to everyone’s support on EveryBlock!
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New look

I hope you all like the new look of this site! For anyone who follows regularly, I most often write about the pups in my life and I wanted the title and look of this space to reflect that. So cheers to A Girl and Her Dog, one of the loveliest parts of life.

Thank you to the lovely Victoria from vmac & cheese for her wonderful design and expertise.

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Weekend in photos

[The city skyline from Damen Avenue on the south side]

This past weekend was filled with drinks on the roof, a trip to the beach, a movie in the park followed by frozen yogurt, breakfast with my mom at a new diner, followed by a much needed pedicure, with lots of stops in between. Cheers to a short week with a trip to D.C. on Friday!


[Snoozy Chick on the way back from the suburbs]


[Painted building along North Avenue]


[Cozy Corner Diner in Logan Square]

[all photos via josh]

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The pups do TV

Last month Frasier and Chicklet took a tour of the Little Italy neighborhood as part of One Tail at a Time’s Happy Trails outings. A few weeks ago I mentioned that the pups may be on 190 North and sure enough the segment just aired this past Sunday on ABC 7. I squealed in delight when I saw the two on TV. It was pretty neat. And Frasier got a shout-out when they interviewed my dad. The pups are stars :). See the full video here!

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Before and after


It’s been close to two months since Chick became a permanent resident of Apartment 310. When she first arrived she was just the tiniest bit chunky, and was moving a bit slow having just come off of a surgery. Now that she’s been getting multiple walks a day and is squirmin’ and wormin’ all over the place, she looks a whole lot thinner. What a cute pup.


[She’s all, “Please no more photos”]

I’d also like to give a wonderfully warm thank you to Emily from Adventures of a Dog Mom who so graciously sent the Sunshine Award my way. Go check out Emily’s blog, her pups are so lovable!

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Movie in the park


We had been wanting to go to a movie in the park for ages, and when one that we liked popped up at a park nearby we jumped at the chance. So on Thursday we headed over to Churchill Park to watch The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, with Chick in tow. While the atmosphere was catching, the combination of not getting there early enough for a prime spot combined with Chick’s inability to watch anything but the movie had us leaving just as the flying monkeys came swooping in.

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