Posts tagged "Hazel"

Tree House Humane Society Strut for Strays

Raising money to help homeless cats currently in the shelter, and also to build the new facility in West Rogers Park
The 10th Annual Stray Cat Strut from Tree House Humane Society was a huge hit – as over 100 walkers strolled along the lakefront and  through parts of Uptown to support finding cats permanent homes. In case you missed the event – here are some highlights - Type your email address in the box and... Read more »

Day at MonDog Beach

Great day to do one of my favorite things - spend a couple of hours at Mondog, Montrose Dog Beach
With the dog flu threat lowered significantly, we thought it would be a perfect day to visit MonDog (Montrose dog beach), and with our niece Mallory and her dog Kaylee too! Our first time at the dog beach this season, due to the dog flu and then just too many rainy days. This turned out... Read more »

Welcome Home: Doggy Style

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Doesn’t exactly have the emotion of those videos of soldiers returning home after months or years, and their dog greeting them….but this is our version. We were away for a week – and the greeting is certainly different than if we had gone to the grocery store for an hour….and it’s not that the dogs... Read more »

Day at Dog Beach

Ethel love, loves our visits to dog beach, it's all about the water and the ball....and you can't have one without the other - that would be wrong. She's a decent swimmer.
Dog Beach is the right destination on a beautiful Sunday afternoon – Mondog Dog Beach is just north of the Montrose Avenue Beach.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Camp Dogwood: Barking Up Any Tree

Camp Dogwood: Barking Up Any Tree
Camp Dogwood is Fun (no accident on that capital ‘F’). All sorts of events and activities for dogs and their people. It really is a camp where dogs can partake in a wide variety of activities, from lure coursing (for sight hounds, or any other dog that wants to partake) to a marshmallow camp fire... Read more »

Dog Beach Highlights

I can't wait to get over there
Mondog Beach is terrific! This sprawling Chicago dog beach (just north of the beach for people at Montrose) offers views of Chicago which are worth the price of admission (it’s free, of course – like all city beaches), and is always a great place for social dogs to keep cool, let off steam and just... Read more »

International Association of Human Animal Interactions On Lake Michigan

ALL ABOARD! Mercury Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline Lake Michigan/Chicago River ride, and dogs are welcome on those offered Sunday mornings!  And dogs were welcome on this boat!
Conference of the International Association of Human/Animal Interactions was for the first time ever held in the U.S., in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 20-22 in Chicago. Among the special events – a lovely Chicago River/Lake Michigan River on Chicago’s classic Mercury Skyline Cruiseline, sponsored by Greenies. Here re... Read more »

Dogs Hit Beach: Mondog's Season's Begun

Look at that newly raked early morning sand, and a lone (beautiful) Australian Shepherd
Montrose Street Dog Beach, known as Mondog, has begun their season, though that is hard to believe. Thats because it’s been so darn cold outside, and the Lake Michigan water temperature reflects that. Here are some images from our first visit of the year….

A Howl of a Good Time, Judging a Costume Contest for Dogs

Robin and Ethel, perennial festive dog lover Janie Goldberg with Hazel
A Howl of a Good Time is an annual pet costume contest sponsored by Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm. Miss Meowsky herself awarded the first, second and third place prize. And what a prestigious group of judges which I was honored to be a part of: Aldermen Michele Smith and Scott Waguespack, and the bagel... Read more »

Tribute to Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson

Dr. Anderson had called me about something....I don't recall what. I parenthetically mentioned our new dog, Ethel, was pulling on her Gentle Leader. He said, "Well, you are doing it wrong. Let me come to Chicago (from Minneapolis) and show you how it's done." I was worried that in winter (though the weather turned out great), it's possible his big red truck would hit snow on the way. He was a young guy at the time, around 85 or 86. His videographer and friend Duffer Schultz convinced him to fly. Amazing, the legendary Dr. R. K. Anderson was teaching our dog to walk on a Gentle Leader.
Veterinary behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson was simply a legend in veterinary medicine – the public didn’t know his name (or his long list of achievements) but veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers sure knew. Dr. Anderson, who passed away Oct. 19 at age 90,  and I worked together on several initiatives, and I interviewed him... Read more »