Posts in category "Gatsby's View"

Parties, Election and Costumes

Where did summer go? I feel like Kyle had me running all over the city, trips to Starved Rock, trips to Galena, and so much more but he never gave me a chance to sit down at the computer to write about it all! Guess that just means I’ll be doing a lot of paw-ing... Read more »

Hamlin Park is the Best Dog Park in Chicago

Hamlin Park is the Best Dog Park in Chicago
So much has happened since I last contributed to my blog, and I’m so sorry for being absent for so long. Kyle moved us to a new house in Roscoe Village, and when he first told me the news I was very upset. I couldn’t believe he was taking me away from all the dog-friendly... Read more »

Green City Farmers' Market and Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk

With coffee in hand from CityGrounds Coffee Bar, Kyle agreed to come along to Green City Farmers’ Market. I’m so excited that it’s back in session because there are so many great smells, lots of my canine pals, and the farmers all seem to love having four-legged visitors. Kyle constantly raves about the smoothies from... Read more »
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CityGrounds Coffee Bar in Lincoln Park

No morning is complete without a gourmet cup of coffee from CityGrounds Coffee Bar on W Dickens in Lincoln Park. Although I can’t go inside, Kyle and I love to sit at the outdoor café tables and watch all the dogs going to and from Oz Park. Plus, there’s always a fancy water bowl with... Read more »

Every Dog Needs Animal Medical Center of Chicago

A hydraulic scale! Yipee! No being hoisted up by 3 people or feeling like I might bump my head under the table.
When my former dog walker, Julie at Park Place Bark, introduced Kyle to Animal Medical Center I assumed she was just making up stories because I could never imagine a vet as warm and inviting as the one she described.  But alas, as is always the case with Julie, she was not exaggerating one bit,... Read more »

Dog-Friendly Shopping for Runners at Fleet Feet

 Since Kyle will be running the Chicago Marathon again this year for Team PAWS Chicago, I insisted on taking him to visit Fleet Feet in Old Town so he could get some new running shoes.  He seems to think that wearing the same pair two years in a row will be okay, but I knew... Read more »
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Dog-Friendly Dogs Play by the Rules

Brought to you by Gatsby the Weimaraner: Before you start exploring the dog-friendly side of Chicago with me, it’s very important that you understand the rules for being a good canine citizen in Chicago as well as general guidelines for doggie etiquette you must share with your human. Rule #1: Get your license!  I’ve observed... Read more »

What Dogs Really Want from Humans

Brought to you by Gatsby the Weimaraner: Kyle makes some interesting points in his post “City Dog v Country Dog” but I must disagree with him on a few points.  As you continue to read his posts, you will notice that he enjoys making grand generalizations, but don’t worry because I will always get the... Read more »
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    Gatsby the Weimaraner

    Kyle found me at Anti-Cruelty Society when I was about five months old, and he was kind enough to let me move in with him and our cat, Dr. Seuss. Today I have a very rewarding and happy life, and I'm excited to share my perspective about the dog-friendly side of Chicago. But don't worry, I'll also let Kyle share his human perspective from time to time. When I'm not out exploring the dog-friendly side of Chicago for new blog material, you'll most likely find me taking a nap on the sofa, frolicking in Lincoln Park with Kyle, or shredding a tennis ball for no reason at all. As co-owner of Get Pet, I also have a very demanding social calendar. I do my best to equally divide my time between my canine and human friends.

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