Monthly Archives: October 2012

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Chicklet!


Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween, friends!

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Happy Howl-o-ween

Last night, with no trick-or-treaters to look forward to and no costume to speak of, it didn’t truly feeling like Halloween was on its way. Fast forward to 3am when little Chick tried her best to play some tricks on us sticking her nose in our faces and barking until we awoke. Then she squished her way under the covers until she settled in next to my feet. What a weird-o. And I thought Frasier’s 2am wake up calls to go outside and pee five times were bad. Punishment for her will be her pumpkin costume and a trip to Chicago Party Animals for Wicked Wagging Wednesday and lots of off-leash play.

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Chick on the go

While sometimes it doesn’t seem this way, I often feel very lucky to live in a big city and still have a car. I’m lucky enough to have a designated parking spot included in the cost of rent. I’m not so lucky to have to drive to work every day in a city that has the highest gas prices in the nation.

But, in the end it’s worth it. I can come and go as I please without having to always rely on public transit and more often than not, little Chick gets to come along too (did you know she even has her own specialty car seat?).

Over this past weekend though, I found myself without a car. I knew I would have to ride the bus later on to volunteer so I walked over to the CTA station early in the morning to fill my card up. I thought about how nice it would be to take Chick along on the bus and maybe some El rides too. According to CTA rules, you actually can, if they’re in a secured carrier. Somehow, though, I don’t think Chick would like that.

Fortunately, you can take your pet in city taxis! Who knew? But the nice folks over at Two Pitties in the City, who own two pitbulls in Chicago, have done it before. Wow! Good to know if the Jeep ever decides to fail me.

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Weekend photos.


{Chick with her foster mom, Kelly Jo.}


{Resting after the shoot.}


{Trying out her new coat.}


{Not so sure if she’s into it.}


{Silly Chick.}


{Resting after a long day.}

It was a chilly one this weekend, but I actually didn’t mind. It felt like fall: crisp, cool and refreshing with the windows open and the scent of fresh, clean air wafting in. I spent most of Saturday volunteering with the Court Case dogs at Animal Control, but on Sunday we did something fun and unexpected.

We had a professional photo shoot with little Chick’s foster mom, the wonderful Kelly Jo who took care of Chick after she was rescued from OTAT, but before we adopted her. It was cold for sure, but Humboldt Park was looking pretty and Chick, per usual, was quite the ham. I can’t wait to see how they turned out. After that, we took a long walk, trying to get Chick used to her new coat (!) and her costume for Wednesday, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Side note: I debated for a long time which coat to buy for Chick, and ended up with this one because it was inexpensive, warm and had a collar to come up over her neck. After we purchased it though, a friend alerted me to Voyagers K9 Apparel, which makes breed specific outerwear. Next time!

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Unknown quote.

In love with this unknown quote first posted by Emily:

“I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter, the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love & hope, fear & dread, sadness & betrayal, and I was angry. ‘God!’ I said, ‘This is terrible! Why don’t You do something?’ God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly, ‘I have done something’, He replied, ‘I created you.’”

– Unknown


{This guy was brought into Chicago Animal Care and Control as a stray and is currently waiting for a rescue, shelter or foster home to take him so he can get into his forever home.}

(photo c/o CACC Transfer Team)

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Chick visits Gram.

Last week Chick came with me to visit my grandma, who is in a nursing home. Chick was the talk of the town as soon as she walked inside. Everyone oohed and ahhed over her, just like a little baby. But the best part: my grandma decided to forget the fact that she’s been afraid of dogs all her life, and welcomed Chick in too. I guess there’s one teeny, tiny perk to dementia. And Chick was on her best behavior.

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Weekend in photos.


{sitting pretty.}


{forcing him to pose for a shot with me.}


{worn out after chasing him all over the house trying to put his mane on.}


{apparently not so pleased about something. photo c/o Peter Wagner.}


{my little lion!}

Over the weekend, I took my cousin’s dog Pudge to a Bulldog-only Halloween Costume Ball! He was thrilled to attend, not so thrilled to wear his lion’s mane. He loved meeting fellow bulldogs and was happy to try something new, or so I hoped. Dragging him around was quite different than Chicklet, though. I almost couldn’t lift him into the Jeep. Oy!

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