Tag: Chicago

In defense of dogs in stores

Being a responsible dog owner, at least in my mind, means that you have to know your dog and what it can handle. If a dog can’t handle a situation, you shouldn’t put your dog in that situation. My fellow ChicagoNow blogger Howard Moore, author of I’ve Got the Hippy Shakes, recently lamented what he... Read more »

Of one-bedroom apartments, dogs and the sounds of Chicago

Of one-bedroom apartments, dogs and the sounds of Chicago
When I adopted Chester in the fall of 2011, I lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Rock Island, Ill. That fact alone left people incredulous. And that incredulity only increased when I moved into my one-bedroom apartment in Chicago. Sure, it’d be great to have a yard for Chester (and he gets to romp around... Read more »

Just leave your dogs home when you do errands

Just leave your dogs home when you do errands
I get it folks. I really do. Summer is coming and you want to bring your dog everywhere with you. And why shouldn't you? Chicago is a great city for doing that. There are plenty of great places where you and your pooch can hang out together, from dog parks to dog-friendly cafes and bars. It's fantastic. But for some reason, people also have the urge to bring their dogs places where their dogs cannot be during the summer. As a result, summer is prime time for seeing dogs tied to poles or bike racks as their owners pop into a bar for a couple drinks, a pharmacy to pick up a prescription or a host of other non-dog friendly locations. No. No. No. No. No. That is not ok. Not. Ok. Ever. You hear me? Not ok...
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Beware mating coyotes

Beware mating coyotes
Did you know that coyote mating season is upon us? Neither did I. But it’s here and it could be dangerous for your dog. Hat tip to 40th Ward Ald. Pat O’Connor for posting a news release on his website about coyote mating season. You might not think it, but there are coyotes in and... Read more »

Tying up your dog outside while you drink in a bar is not ok!

Ok, everyone. I shouldn’t have to tell you this. I shouldn’t have to tell anyone this. But apparently I do. So listen and listen really damn well, because I do not want to say this again. Tying up your dog while you go into a bar and drink is not ok. Let me repeat: TYING... Read more »

Summer festivals are no place for dogs

Hi everyone. First off, let me apologize. I’ve been a bad blogger. I know it’s been a long time since I last posted and for that I’m sorry. I started a new job and my spare time has been close to nonexistent. I’m sorry. I’ll do better. Ok, on to today’s business. On Sunday (that’s... Read more »
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Warm weather reminder: DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG IN A PARKED CAR!

Summer is one of the best times of year to be a dog owner. Being outside with your dog is one of the greatest parts of the summer. And Chicago is one of the greatest cities for being outside with your dog. There are a ton of dog-friendly parks. There’s the Montrose dog beach if... Read more »

Beer robots, Bourbon County, Bulls and Blackhawks

Two pieces of good beer news for Bulls and Blackhawks fans planning to head to the United Center for playoff games. First piece of good news: beer robots. Yes, folks, beer robots are coming to the United Center. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, two self-serve beer machines made by DraftServ, each with four taps, will be... Read more »

What are YOUR essential Chicago beers?

If you ask five Chicagoans what their essential Chicago beers are, you’ll likely get five different answers. Fact is, there’s a lot of fantastic beer brewed in and around Chicago, so to declare just five of them “essential” is no easy task. But that’s exactly what Chicago Tribune beer aficionado Josh Noel recently did. On... Read more »
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Why isn't there self-serve beer in Chicago's ballparks?

I’m all for things that reduce the time it takes me to acquire beer. And so when I learned that Delaware North, the food vendor for the Cincinnati Reds, had installed 20 self-serve beer kiosks in the Great American Ballpark, I only had one question: Why isn’t this in Chicago’s ballparks? Seriously, why don’t Chicago’s... Read more »