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Weekend in photos

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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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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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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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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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