Monthly Archives: March 2014

A weekend walk

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Amid a myriad of errands and work yesterday, I managed to sneak in a walk to Wicker Park with Chick. The weather was finally warm enough to not require a heavy jacket, the sun was shining and I could tell Chick was happy to get outside of her usual one block radius. She even managed to sneak a rogue Cheetoh or two (after trying to steal my donut, of course). Always a scavenger, that one:) If yesterday’s weather was a sign of warmer days ahead, I’m ready.
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Final Four

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Yesterday night the Badgers played Arizona, and guess what? They won! Which means they’re on to the Final Four and I’m in for watching more basketball. Because March Madness just never ends. But I must admit, the game was exciting, the Badgers played hard and it was fun to watch. Not to mention this sweet story about Bo Ryan, the Badger coach, and his dad. Chick may have grumbled a bit with all the yelling Josh did, but it wasn’t anything a treat or two couldn’t fix:)

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Black and white Fridays

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I’ve said over and over (and over) how much I love old black and white photos. I just can’t get enough. Even though we live in an information age, the fact that I work in a digital field and am dependent on my iPhone, and not to mention this here blog (a product of the so-called digital age), I still sometimes think I was meant to live in a different era. So in that vein, every Friday I’d love to share some of my favorite black and white photos I’ve found.

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Chihuahua party

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On Sunday, Josh and I took Chick to her very own birthday party at Chicago Party Animals. For other dog lovers out there, this is totally normal I swear:)

Chick is a member of Perry Dog’s Downtown Chicago Chihuahua MeetUp, where they regularly host puppy play dates. Usually Chick isn’t the most social of dogs, but she had a blast this time. She spent the better part of an hour scavenging and making new friends while we stood by, thoroughly amused. It’s so important to socialize your dog and this was the perfect opportunity – fun for us and fun for Chick since it was all small dogs and a low-key atmosphere. The best part though was that it was also a benefit for the Almost Home Foundation (Chick brought a bag of treats to share, of course).

Until next time!
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Another pup, same shelter, same city

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After loving on this sweet pup last weekend, I headed back to the shelter yesterday and this time fell for a little Chihuahua pup named Snickers that reminded me so much of a young Chick, but with bigger ears:)

The city shelter in Chicago is not an easy place to go to, but it is so, so worth it. The time you spend with each dog, even if it’s only for 15 minutes, is time well spent. It’s 15 less minutes that they have to be in their cages. Saturday well spent, right? RIGHT.

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Warmer days ahead

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This past Sunday it was cold. So cold for March that it made me wonder if warmer days really were on the horizon. But when it was 7pm and the sun still hadn’t gone down all the way, it gave me hope. Summer (okay, spring) is coming. We hope. And pray. And if it doesn’t, someone will pay:)

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Those ears…

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On Saturday I stumbled across this cutie at Chicago Animal Care and Control and I can’t stop thinking about him. Or about how much fun it would be for Chick to have a friend. This little guy, Snickers, made it on to the Adoptable floor at CACC, which is good news for him. He was so calm and so sweet when I took him out of his cage. I saw on his card that he was found as a stray near 77th and Ingleside, but he was a little plump, which makes me wonder if he was in a home at some point. I try hard not to make judgements about how an animal makes it into the shelter (sometimes a family really, truly has to choose between a pet and paying rent), but how many others are there because they’re no longer wanted? Snickers was eager for my pieces of cheese, took them so sweetly and was just happy to be held. There is nothing more rewarding than rescuing and adopting a pet.

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