Tag: summer

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...

Wix the K9 cop didn't have to die in hot car

I usually love being proven right. I’m someone who likes to be right about everything. Today, I’m right … but I’m not happy about it. Wix, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois who served as a K9 officer for the Brown County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Office, died Wednesday. He died alone in the back of a squad car... Read more »

If you're not drinking beer in the shower, you're not showering correctly

It’s hard to improve on a great shower. I’m not talking about your every-morning-before-work shower. No, I’m talking about a truly great shower. I mean the shower you take when you have a day off of work and you have no plans at all. I’m talking about a shower on a lazy Sunday morning before... 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 »

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 »