Neighborhood Watchdog

Ever since he was a puppy, Eko has loved sitting by the window.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, pet adventure

There is a lot going on in the world and Eko doesn’t want to miss a minute of it!

Rhodesian Ridgeback, pet adventure

Even after an adventurous day on the road Eko would unwind by keeping an eye on things outside our window

Thanks to a nice stroke of luck, my apartment in Chicago happens to be on the front of the building so that Eko can watch the world go by.  Eko is such a fixture at the window that a couple of neighbors once asked me about “that dog statue” in my window.  I recently moved a couch over near the window where Eko can now combine his two favorite activities – window watching and sunbathing.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Keeping an eye on the neighborhood

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Eko has been known to occasionally fall asleep on the job 

Rhodesian Ridgeback

And of course, I know immediately when Eko has spotted something good.  In this case, two of his dog friends out on a walk

It wasn’t until recently that I realized how much of a perk it is to have street-facing windows where Eko can pass the time.  And as if that wasn’t enough, I am also lucky enough to be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

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If you have a dog, you almost certainly own your own custom glass art too!

Is your pet a window aficionado?

26 thoughts on “Neighborhood Watchdog”

  1. Eko is the canine version of the city grandmas of the fifties and sixties who watched over their streets hours on end. A noble profession. If only Eko could tell us what he sees. I know my grandma could give a full accounting of everybodys business.

  2. So sweet! None of the windows are really low enough for Chick to look out, but she loves bathing in the sun, especially when it’s warmer out and she can lay near the balcony door.

  3. Millie love to look out our back windows where she can watch the birds on our feeders. Pretty soon she will also discover that the chipmunks frequent that area too.


  4. Lol. Excellent and funny post as always. Eko is so handsome and I think its ok if he falls asleep on the job, don’t you think? Yes, I am quite familiar with that art work. Alex and the doggies that stay with me are very artistic and leave me plenty of art work on my windows:)

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