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Warmer days ahead

Sunset (image)
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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Lately the weeks have felt long, and the weekends not long enough. A few days ago I slipped going down the stairs and on the sidewalk outside the building due to the crazy rain that decided to hit the area and then freeze overnight. Chick was in my arms both times, but luckily we came out unscathed. We’re still hoping no one saw us while we were outside. This winter can’t come to an end soon enough, but just in case we get hit with the Polar Vortex Round 3, I ordered a heating pad just for pups. My guess is Chick will like it.


(I ordered the heating pad from doggyloot. Have you heard of it?)

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Rain, rain go away.

Sometimes a rain shower in autumn can be the perfect excuse to curl up with your pup, a magazine and lounge on the couch without feeling guilty. But then your pup needs to go out and you don’t have a yard. So you’re forced to bundle up, put on rain boots and drag your pup outside one last time before bed. Walking a dog in the rain is cumbersome, annoying and not so enjoyable, but it’s just one of those things you have to do.

Anyone have any tips for keeping yourself and your pup warm and dry?



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Warm weather + Brazil

The warm weather this week has me dreaming of tropical getaways. Like Brazil. Kind of amazing, right? Although these high temps tend to bring out the crazies around work and violence seems to be on the uptick, I just hope this warmth is a sign of a truly toasty summer.

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Strange behaviors

A year ago today there was a massive blizzard. Snow was piled as high as me for weeks. It was kind of insane, as winters go. But today it felt more like April than February. And yesterday it was so warm, I almost didn’t need a coat. I’m not complaining or anything, but this weather is starting to scare me. Chicago doesn’t get weather like this in the middle of winter. But whatever tricks Mother Nature is trying to pull, I’m okay with it because it has me thinking about places like this.

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